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Uncanny Authors

P. Djèlí Clark

Phenderson Djèlí Clark is the author of the novel A Master of Djinn, and the award-winning and Hugo, Nebula, and Sturgeon nominated author of the novellas Ring Shout, The Black God’s Drums, and The Haunting of Tram Car 015. His short stories have appeared in online venues such as Tor.com, Heroic Fantasy Quarterly, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and in print anthologies including, Griots and Hidden Youth.

Sara Cleto & Brittany Warman

Sara Cleto and Brittany Warman are both creative writers and PhD candidates in English and Folklore at The Ohio State University. Together they run the Carterhaugh School of Folklore and the Fantastic and help co-run the folk narrative hub Through the Twisted Woods. Their creative work has been published by Mythic Delirium, Apex Magazine, Goblin Fruit, Ideomancer, Stone Telling, Faerie Magazine, and others. You can find their individual websites at saracleto.com and brittanywarman.com respectively.

Alicia Cole

Alicia Cole is a writer and artist in Huntsville, AL. She’s the editor of Priestess & Hierophant Press, the Interviews Editor of Black Fox Literary Magazine, the Smashwords Manager of Femspec Journal, and an intern for 256 Magazine. She also writes for Funky Feminist. Her work has recently appeared in TAB: A Journal of Poetry and Poetics, Atlas & Alice, and Man in the Street Magazine, and is forthcoming in Cascadia Subduction Zone, Split Lip Magazine, and Witches & Pagans. She loves coffee, plants, animals, and art.

Tina Connolly

Tina Connolly’s books include the Ironskin and Seriously Wicked series, and the collection On the Eyeball Floor. She has been a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards. She co-hosts Escape Pod, runs the Toasted Cake podcast, and is at tinaconnolly.com.

C. S. E. Cooney

C. S. E. Cooney is the World Fantasy Award-winning author of Bone Swans: Stories. Her short novel, The Twice-Drowned Saint: Being a Tale of Fabulous Gelethel, the Invisible Wonders Who Rule There, and the Apostates Who Try to Escape its Walls, can be found in Mythic Delirium’s recent anthology, The Sinister Quartet. Both her forthcoming novel Saint Death’s Daughter and her story collection Dark Breakers, will be out in 2022. Other work includes Tor.com novella Desdemona and the Deep, and a poetry collection: How to Flirt in Faerieland and Other Wild Rhymes, which features her Rhysling Award-winning “The Sea King’s Second Bride.” Her short fiction and poetry can be found in Jonathan Strahan’s anthology Dragons, Ellen Datlow’s Mad Hatters and March Hares: All-New Stories from the World of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, Rich Horton’s Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, and elsewhere. When she’s not writing, she’s designing games with her husband Carlos Hernandez, and recording albums of mythy-type music under the name Brimstone Rhine.

Haddayr Copley-Woods

Haddayr Copley-Woods is a scifi/fantasy writer, radio commentator, and essayist with pieces and performances in places such as Minnesota Public Radio, Apex, Story Club Minneapolis, Science Fiction & Fantasy, and Best American Erotica.

Her radio commentaries, essays, and spoken-word performances cover disability issues, community, queerness, and politics.

Paul Cornell

Paul Cornell has written episodes of Elementary, Doctor Who, Primeval, Robin Hood, and many other TV series, including his own children’s show, Wavelength. He’s worked for every major comics company, including his creator-owned series I Walk With Monsters for The Vault, The Modern Frankenstein for Magma, Saucer State for IDW, and This Damned Band for Dark Horse, and runs for Marvel and DC on Batman and Robin, Wolverine, and Young Avengers. He’s the writer of the Lychford rural fantasy novellas from Tor.com Publishing. He’s won the BSFA Award for his short fiction, an Eagle Award for his comics, a Hugo Award for his podcast, and shares in a Writer’s Guild Award for his Doctor Who. He’s the co-host of Hammer House of Podcast.

Katherine Cross

Katherine Cross is a Ph.D. student in Information Science at the University of Washington, writer, social critic, and woman about town. Her academic work has focused on a range of topics, including game design, AI ethics, community management, and online harassment, while her critical work has appeared in numerous publications worldwide. Katherine’s speculative fiction focuses on similar themes, and it has appeared in the Lambda Literary Award-nominated collection Nerve Endings and The Verge‘s “Better Worlds” online anthology. She is also a freelance game designer, contributing writing and scenarios to games like the Pathfinder RPG, Eclipse Phase, and the forthcoming game Thirsty Sword Lesbians. She yearns for the robot uprising and is currently writing a book on the subject.

Jennifer Crow

Jennifer Crow is grateful for friends whose words, artwork, and photography inspire both poetry and hope. Her work has appeared in a number of print and electronic venues over the years, most recently in Not One of Us, The Wondrous Real, and Abyss & Apex. You can find out more about her current projects by following @writerjencrow on Twitter.

Angel Cruz

Angel Cruz is a writer and boy band scholar living in Toronto. She is a staff writer at Women Write About Comics and Book Riot, and a 2017 Contributing Writer at The Learned Fangirl, with additional bylines at the Chicago Review of Books and Brooklyn Magazine. Find more of her work at angelcruzwrites.contently.com, or follow her on Twitter @angelcwrites.

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