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Kaiine, John

Ex-gravedigger John Kaiine, self trained professional artist/photographer, is also the author of the critically acclaimed metaphysical thriller Fossil Circus and various short stories, including the short film feature Dolly Sodom. He lives in a house by the sea with his wife, Tanith Lee, and two black and white cats.

Books:
Evolve: Vampire Stories of the New Undead (2010 - cover art)
Evolve Two: Vampire Stories of the Future Undead (2011 - cover art)
Danse Macabre: Close Encounters with the Reaper (2012 - cover art)
nEvermore: Tales of Murder, Mystery and the Macabre (2015 - story)



Kane, Paul [Updated 7/9/2015]

Paul Kane is the award-winning, bestselling author and editor of over fifty books – including the Arrowhead trilogy (gathered together in the sellout Hooded Man omnibus, revolving around a post-apocalyptic version of Robin Hood), The Butterfly Man and Other Stories, Hellbound Hearts and The Mammoth Book of Body Horror. His non-fiction books include The Hellraiser Films and Their Legacy and Voices in the Dark, and his genre journalism has appeared in the likes of SFX, Rue Morgue and DeathRay. He has been a Guest at Alt.Fiction five times, was a Guest at the first SFX Weekender, at Thought Bubble in 2011, Derbyshire Literary Festival and Off the Shelf in 2012, Monster Mash and Event Horizon in 2013, Edge-Lit in 2014 and HorrorCon in 2015, as well as being a panellist at FantasyCon and the World Fantasy Convention. His work has been optioned and adapted for the big and small screen, including for network US television, plus his latest novels are Lunar (set to be turned into a feature film) and the Y.A. story The Rainbow Man (as P.B. Kane). Forthcoming from him are the collection Monsters and the sequel to RED: Blood RED. He lives in Derbyshire, UK, with his wife Marie O’Regan, his family and a black cat called Mina. Find out more at his site www.shadow-writer.co.uk which has featured Guest Writers such as Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Charlaine Harris, Dean Koontz and Guillermo del Toro.

Books:
Gaslight Arcanum: Uncanny Tales of Sherlock Holmes (2011 - story)
Expiration Date (2015 - story)



Kasturi, Sandra

Sandra Kasturi is a poet, writer and editor. She edited the speculative poetry anthology, The Stars as Seen from this Particular Angle of Night. Her poetry has appeared in various magazines and anthologies, including several of the Tesseracts anthologies, On Spec magazine, contemporary Verse 2, Prairie Fire, TransVersions, Strange Horizons, and 2001: A Science Fiction Poetry Anthology. She has three chapbooks out, and her most recent publication is the cultural essay, “Divine Secrets of the Yaga Sisterhood” which appears in the anthology, Girls Who Bite Back. She won the ARC Poem of the Year award in 2005 and the Whittaker Prize for poetry in 2010 and has received four Honourable Mentions in The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror. She is currently working on another poetry collection, Come Late to the Love of Birds, and two novels: a mythological noir and a steampunk epic involving the British East India Company, the Pinkerton Agency, Harry Houdini and zombies. Sandra is the grant administrator and a judge for the Speculative Literature Foundation’s Older Writers’ Grant, and is a founding member of the Algonquin Square Table poetry workshop. She runs her own imprint, Kelp Queen Press. She is a member of SF Canada, SFPA, the League of Canadian Poets, and the Algonquin Square Table Poetry Workshop, and has won a Bram Stoker Award for her editorial work at the on-line magazine, ChiZine. During the day, Sandra works as a production coordinator at YTV. She lives in Toronto with her husband, co-publisher/writer Brett Alexander Savory.

Books:
Tesseracts Nine (2005 - story)
Tesseracts Ten (2006 - story)
Evolve: Vampire Stories of the New Undead (2010 - story)
Tesseracts Fourteen: Strange Canadian Stories (2010 - story)
Chilling Tales: Evil Did I Dwell; Lewd I Did Live (2011 - story)
EvolveTwo: Vampire Stories of the Future Undead (2011 - story)
Tesseracts Sixteen: Parnassus Unbound (2012 - story)
Chilling Tales: In words, alas, drown I (2013 - story)



Kelly, Michael

Michael Kelly is the Series Editor for the Year’s Best Weird Fiction. He was born in Charlottetown,Prince Edward Island, and raised in Toronto. His fiction has appeared in Black Static, The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror. Best New Horror 21, the Hint Fiction Anthology, PostScripts, Supernatural Tales, Tesseracts 13, Tesseracts 16, Carleton Arts Review, Flesh & Blood, Nossa Morte, Weird Fiction Review, and Space & Time. He has been a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award and the British Fantasy Society Award. His books include the collections Scratching the Surface and Undertow & Other Laments, a co-written novel Ouroboros and, as editor, Apparitions and Songs from Dead Singers. He edits the acclaimed journal Shadows & Tall Trees. He currently resides in Pickering, Ontario with his wife, two kids, a cat, three guitars, and numerous books.

Books:
Tesseracts Thirteen: Chilling Tales From the Great White North (2009 - story)
Chilling Tales: Evil Did I Dwell; Lewd I Did Live (2011 - editor)
Tesseracts Sixteen: Parnassus Unbound (2012 - story)
Chilling Tales: In words, alas, drown I (2013 - editor)
nEvermore: Tales of Murder, Mystery and the Macabre (2015 - story)



Kennedy, J. Y. T.

J.Y.T. Kennedy writes mostly science fiction and fantasy, and has had one novel, Dominion, published by DragonMoon Press. She lives in Alberta, and keeps a few sheep but doesn't milk them. She has had a lifelong interest in myth, legend and folklore, and performs as a storyteller mostly as an excuse to revisit favourite old tales and learn new ones.

Books:
Danse Macabre: Close Encounters with the Reaper (2012 - story)



Kenner, Julie

Julie Kenner does not hunt demons, but she does spend her days wrangling two small children and an equal number of cats, not to mention a husband. She’s also the author of numerous novels, including the "Kate Connor: Demon Hunting Soccer Mom" series and the newly released "Blood Lily Chronicles."

Books:
Those Who Fight Monsters: Tales of Occult Detectives (2011 - story)



Kennett, Rick

Rick Kennett is a resident of Melbourne, Australia, and works in the transport industry. His ghost stories have appeared in many magazines and anthologies. He’s coauthor with Chico Kidd of 472 Cheyne Walk: Carnacki, the Untold Stories (Ash Tree Press 2002). His hobbies include naval history and wandering cemeteries (necrotourism).

Books:
Gaslight Grimoire: Fantastic Tales of Sherlock Holmes (2008 - story)


Kernaghan, Eileen

Eileen Kernaghan was born and grew up in Grindrod, a farming village in British Columbia’s North Okanagan Valley. For most of her adult life she’s lived on the Lower Mainland of BC. Her speculative poems have appeared in various North American magazines and anthologies, including Prism International, The Magazine of Speculative Poetry, Dreams & Nightmares, Weird Tales, and several of the Tesseracts anthologies. Tales from the Holograph Woods, a collection of her speculative poetry, was published in 2009 by Wattle & Daub Books. She has also published eight historical fantasy novels.

Books:
Tesseracts Seventeen: Speculating Canada from Coast to Coast to Coast (2013 - poem)



Kerzner, Liana

Liana Kerzner is an award-winning TV producer & writer who has also stepped in front of the camera as the co-host of the legendary late night show Ed & Red’s Night Party, the Canadian Comedy Award-winning this Movie Sucks!, and Ed the Sock’s I Hate Hollywood! An episode of I Hate Hollywood was lauded by mental health workers for de-stigmatizing mental illness. Another early episode was well-received for its look at religion in Hollywood.

Liana also provides commentary, reviews and video interviews for video game site gamingexcellence.com. She is co-columnist of 411 Mania’s “The 8 Ball”, and host/writer of Liana K’s Geek Download, heard weekly on the internationally syndicated radio program Canada’s Top 20. She has edited and contributed writ­ing to a comic book mini-series: Ed and Red’s Comic Strip.

She has hosted and produced the Prix Aurora Awards cer­emony three times. She is founder and chair of the Futurecon organization, which uses Science-Fiction and Fantasy elements to reduce various types of stigma and raise money for various charities.

Her stranger achievements include: modeling for video­games, having her superhero toy & art collection featured on TV’s Space channel, researching and presenting a paper on Mormon Cosmology in the Twilight Saga, and having a DC Comics character named after her. Liana is an avid cosplayer and her costume work made her the face of Western cosplay on Wikipedia.

Books:
Wrestling With Gods (Tesseracts Eighteen) (2015 - editor)



Kessler, Jackie

Jackie Kessler lives in upstate New York. She is the author of the "Hell on Earth" series, co-author (with Caitlin Kittredge) of Black and White and its upcoming sequel Shades of Gray, and, writing as Jackie Morse Kessler, the author of the upcoming young adult novel Hunger.

Books:
Those Who Fight Monsters: Tales of Occult Detectives (2011 - story)



Keyes, Greg

Greg Keyes was born in Meridian, Mississippi, to a large, diverse, storytelling family. He received degrees in anthropology from Mississippi State and the University of George before becoming a fulltime writer.

He is the author of The Waterborn, The Blackgod, The Age of Unreason tetralogy, and Star Wars: New Jedi Order novels: Edge of Victory I: Conquest; Edge of Victory II: Rebirth; and The Final Prophecy.

Greg Keyes currently lives in Savannah, Georgia.

Books:
The Hounds of Ash and other tales of Fool Wolf (2008 - collection)


Kidd, Chico

Since 1979, Chico Kidd’s stories have been published in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and Europe. Her first novel, The Printer’s Devil, came out in 1996. First hardback anthology: Summoning Knells (2000). Chico’s and Rick Kennett’s collection No 472 Cheyne Walk was published in 2002. Since 2000 she has been busy with the Da Silva sequence of novels and stories. The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 13 and Dark Terrors 6 featured three between them. Others have appeared in Supernatural Tales, Acquainted with the Night and elsewhere.

Books:
Gaslight Grimoire: Fantastic Tales of Sherlock Holmes (2008 - story)


Kilpatrick, Nancy [UPDATED March 24, 2015]

Award-winning author Nancy Kilpatrick has published 18 novels, over 225 short stories, 7 collections of her stories, 1 non-fiction book (The Goth Bible) and has edited 15 anthologies. She writes mainly dark fantasy, horror, mysteries and erotica, and is currently working on two new novels. Current work appears in Searchers After Horror; The Darke Phantastique; Zombie Apoclaypse: Endgame!; and the upcoming Blood Sisters: Vampire Stories by Women; Innsmouth Nightmares; The Madness of Cthulhu 2; Dreams of the Witch House: Female Voices of Lovecraftian Horror; Stone Skin Bestiary. Nancy co-edited with David Morrell the horror/dark fantasy anthology Tesseracts Thirteen. She is the editor of Evolve: Vampire Stories of the New Undead, Evolve Two: Vampire Stories of the Future Undead, and Danse Macabre: Close Encounters with the Reaper. Her next anthology nEvermore! Tales of Murder, Mystery and the Macabre will be out in the fall of 2015.

Nancy won the Arthur Ellis Award for best mystery story, has been a Bram Stoker finalist three times and a finalist for the Aurora Award five times. Danse Macabre won the Best Anthology of the Year from the Paris Book Festival, and Nancy's short fiction collection Vampyric Variations won silver in the horror catagory of the ForeWord Reviewers Book of the Year Awards.

Books:
Tesseracts Nine (2005 - story)
Tesseracts Thirteen: Chilling Tales From the Great White North (2009 - editor)
EVOLVE: Vampire Stories of the New Undead (2010 - editor)
EVOLVE Two: Vampire Stories of the Future Undead (2011 - editor)
Chilling Tales: Evil Did I Dwell; Lewd I Did Live (2011 - story)
Danse Macabre (2012 - editor)
Vampyric Variations (2012 - collection)
Expiration Date (2014 - editor)
nEvermore: Tales of Murder, Mystery and the Macabre (2015 - editor)



Kirchmeier, Kurt

Kurt Kirchmeier lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and is cur­rently working on a diabolical plan to make the prairies less flat. He’s also working on a Young Adult novel. It remains unclear at this point which project will be finished first. Kurt’s fiction has appeared in Albedo One, Shimmer, Weird Tales, Tales of the Unanticipated, and elsewhere.

In his free time, Kurt enjoys graphic art, nature photography, reading, and hanging out at his local pool hall.

Books:
Tesseracts Fifteen: A Case of Quite Curious Tales (2011 - story)



Kittredge, Caitlin

Caitlin Kittredge is a full-time writer who lives in Seattle with collections of comic books, cats and vintage pinup clothing. She's the author of the bestselling "Nocturne City" and "Black London" urban fantasy series, and the novel The Witch’s Alphabet, a steampunk adventure for young adults.

Books:
Those Who Fight Monsters: Tales of Occult Detectives (2011 - story)



Klinger, Leslie S.

Leslie S. Klinger is considered to be one of the world’s foremost authorities on Sherlock Holmes and Dracula. He is the editor of the three-volume set The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, published by W.W. Norton in 2004 and 2005. The first two volumes, The Complete Short Stories, won the Edgar™, the highest award of the Mystery Writers of America, for “Best Critical/Biographical” work in 2005 and were short-listed for every other major mystery award. The third volume, The Novels was nominated for an Edgar™ and a Quill™ award as well as every other major mystery award. In 2008, The New Annotated Dracula was published by W. W. Norton to critical acclaim.

Klinger is a member of the Baker Street Irregulars, and served as the Series Editor for the Manuscript Series of The Baker Street Irregulars; he is currently the Series Editor for the BSI’s History Series and isserving his third term as Chapter President of the SoCal Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America. He lectures and writes frequently on Holmes, Dracula, and their worlds. Les and his wife Sharon have five adult children and live in Malibu with their dog, and three cats. Klinger’s day job is a practice in Westwood specializing in tax, estate planning, and business law.

Books:
Gaslight Grotesque: Nightmare Tales of Sherlock Holmes (2009 - story)


Kotowych, Stephen
[UPDATED 2012-05-17]

Stephen Kotowych is a Writers of the Future Grand Prize winner and past finalist for the Prix Aurora Award. His stories have appeared in Interzone, Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, and in numerous anthologies, including Tesseracts Eleven. His work has been translated into Russian, Greek, Spanish, and Finnish. He's currently completing work on his first novel—a secret history about the real-life friendship between Mark Twain and Nikola Tesla. He enjoys guitar, tropical fish, and writing about himself in the third person.

Books:
Tesseracts Eleven: Amazing Canadian Speculative Fiction (2007 - story)
Tesseracts Sixteen: Parnassus Unbound (2012 - story)


Krasnoff, Barbara

Barbara Krasnoff’s short stories have been published in a variety of publications, including Crossed Genres, Electric Velocipede, Space & Time Magazine, Apex Magazine, Doorways, Escape Velocity, Sybil’s Garage, Behind the Wainscot, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Amazing, Weird Tales, and Descant. She’s also contributed to the anthologies Descended From Darkness: Apex Magazine Volume I, Crossed Genres Year Two, Clockwork Phoenix 2, Such A Pretty Face: Tales of Power & Abundance, and Memories and Visions: Women’s Fantasy and Science Fiction. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her partner, Jim Freund.

Books:
Broken Time Blues: Fantastic Tales in the Roaring '20s (2011 - story)



Künsken, Derek

Derek Künsken writes science fiction, fantasy, literary fiction, and to his surprise, horror, in Ottawa, Canada. He is a member of SFWA and his fiction has appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, On Spec, Black Gate, sub-Terrain, and several times in Asimov’s. In 2012, one of his stories was short-listed for an Aurora award.

Books:
Chilling Tales: In words, alas, drown I (2013 - story)



Kvas, Kevin

Bio not available

Books:
Tesseracts Thirteen: Chilling Tales From the Great White North (2009 - story)



Laframboise, Michèle

Michèle Laframboise. A science-fiction lover since childhood, Michèle Laframboise juggles her time between drawing comics, writing stories, and caring for her family. With an academic background in geography and civil engineering, she began to draw and write SF. She has published six SF books so far, two of which have won awards: Les Nuages de Phoenix, a YA novel, received a general literature award in Québec and Les Mémoires de l’Arc was awarded a 2005 Aurora Award. She has published several short stories. She is currently working on two comic book projects and one YA novel, in addition to translating her novels into English.

Books:
Tesseracts Ten (2006 - story)



Laake, David

David Laake. Born a ‘Boomer’ in a small town in Texas, my young life was consumed, as most kids after the launch of Sputnik, with imaginary worlds and the wonders of the ‘Space Age’. My interest in space was further fueled by the awesome ‘B’ Sci-Fi films being made in the early sixties. There was adventure and hope and the possibility that we were not alone in the universe. Oh, and the chance that I might someday have a flying car, or a jet pack!

Always an Artist and a Musician, I painted scenes of distant planets and environments that I referred to as “travel photos”, and with my wife Katharine, helped create a band called Windshadow, that played original music in the genre of…you guessed it, Spacey Progressive Rock. Although we never got our ‘big break’, the band played for almost 20 years opening big shows for the likes of Chuck Mangione and Rick Wakeman of “Yes” fame. Shortly after that, the music was put on hold and Katharine and I turned our attention to raising a family.

Working as a Custom Woodworker, sitting on all of this pent-up creative energy, I felt it was time to apply my lifetime of Sci-Fi experience and imagination to writing. After all, I’d spent the last twenty years or so filling notebooks with lyrics and thought, hey, maybe I can write more than one page of words? The rest of the story, yet to be written, is hopefully contained in my work.

Books:
Futura (2010 - novel)



Laface, Jen

Jen Laface and Andrew Czarnietzki are a wife and husband writing team from Edmonton, Alberta.

Books:
Wrestling With Gods (Tesseracts Eighteen) (2015 - story)



Lagor, Kelly

Kelly Lagor lives in San Diego where she writes, watches old movies, and plays banjo and ukulele in a band. She is a Submissions Editor at Apex Magazine, and a graduate of the Viable Paradise Workshop.

Books:
Coins of Chaos (2013 - story)



Lake, Jay

Jay Lake (June 6, 1964 – June 1, 2014) was an American science fiction and fantasy writer. In 2003 he was a quarterly first-place winner in the Writers of the Future contest. In 2004 he won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in Science Fiction. He lived in Portland, Oregon, and worked as a product manager for a voice services company. Lake's writings have appeared in numerous publications, including Postscripts, Realms of Fantasy, Interzone, Strange Horizons, Asimov's Science Fiction, Nemonymous, and the Mammoth Book of Best New Horror. He was an editor for the "Polyphony" anthology series from Wheatland Press, and was also a contributor to The Internet Review of Science Fiction.

Books:
Coins of Chaos (2013 - story)



Lalumière, Claude

Claude Lalumière is the author of the collection Objects of Worship and the novella The Door to Lost Pages. He has edited twelve anthologies, including Witpunk (with Marty Halpern), Island Dreams, Open Space, and Lust for Life (with Elise Moser), and his stories appear in various Tesseracts anthologies. He edited Tesseracts Twelve: New Novellas of Canadian Fantastic Fiction. His own fiction has been selected a dozen times for "best of" volumes, most notably Year's Best Fantasy 6 and Year's Best SF 12. His fiction has also appeared in SciFiction, Interzone, On Spec, Electric Velocipede, and others. With Rupert Bottenberg, he’s the co-creator the multimedia cryptomythology project Lost Myths. In 2012, the bilingual short film "La Bière éternelle" — based on Claude’s 2008 story "The Cornucopia of Dionysus" — premiered at Montreal's International Festival of Films on Art and was televised on ArtTV.

Books:
Tesseracts Nine (2005 - story)
Tesseracts Eleven: Amazing Canadian Speculative Fiction (2007 - story)
Tesseracts Twelve: New Novellas of Canadian Fantastic Fiction (2008 - editor)
Evolve: Vampire Stories of the New Undead (2010 - story)
Tesseracts Fourteen: Strange Canadian Stories (2010 - story)
Tesseracts Fifteen: A Case of Quite Curious Tales (2011 - story)
Chilling Tales: Evil Did I Dwell; Lewd I Did Live (2011 - story)
Chilling Tales: In words, alas, drown I (2013 - story)
Tesseracts Seventeen: Speculating Canada from Coast to Coast to Coast (2013 - story)
Superhero Universe (Tesseracts Nineteen) (2016 - editor)


Photograph by: Christie Maher, Maher's Photography, Marietta, GA Langston, Josh

Josh Langston has been a writer all his life, beginning as a child in Minneapolis, MN, and continuing to his current residence in Marietta, GA, which he shares with his bride of nearly four decades, their two undisciplined mutts, and an indeterminate number of oversized goldfish. A graduate of Georgia State University with a degree in Journalism, Josh's writing tastes quickly shifted away from non-fiction. His short stories have been published in a variety of magazines and anthologies. When not writing fiction, Josh develops multi-media presentations about Georgia's past for historical societies around the state.

Books:
Druids (2009 - novel)
Captives (2011 - novel)
Warriors (2013 - novel)



Latta, D. K.

Based in Kingston, D. K. Latta writes fiction, reviews, and pop-culture commentary.

Books:
Superhero Universe (Tesseracts Nineteen) (2016 - story)



Lauderdale, Robert

Robert Lauderdale is a former treasurer of the Imaginative Fiction Writers Association, Rob lives with a cat, two turtles, his keyboard and various books which have washed up on his shelves over the years.

Books:
Gaslight Grotesque: Nightmare Tales of Sherlock Holmes (2009 - story)


Laycraft, Adria

Adria laycraft is a grateful member of IFWA and a proud survivor of the six-week Odyssey Writers Workshop. She works as a freelancer and ghostwriter, and is the co-editor of an Urban Green Man anthology and author of Be a Freelance Writer Now. Adria lives in Calgary with her husband and son, where she invests far too much time and money into her garden.

Books:
Tesseracts Sixteen: Parnassus Unbound (2012 - story)
Urban Green Man (2013 - editor)



Lee, Nathaniel

Nathaniel Lee is a writer living in North Carolina with his wife, child, and obligatory cats. He puts words in order, and sometimes people give him money for them.

Books:
Coins of Chaos (2013 - story)



Lee, Tanith

Tanith Lee was born in London, England in 1947 and began to write at age 9. After a variety of occupations, in 1975 she was liberated when DAW Books USA published her 3 Fantasy/SF novels The Birthgrave, Don’t Bite the Sun and The Storm Lord, fol­lowed by many more. She has written by now almost 100 novels and collections (including Fantasy, SF, Horror, Childrens, Young Adult, Steam Punk, Historical, Detective, Dark Contemporary), almost 350 short stories, 4 BBC radio plays and 2 TV scripts (Blake’s 7). She has also been honoured with several awards, including the August Derleth for Death’s Master. In 2008 she was made a Grand Master of Horror, and in 2013 given the Life Achievement Award. She passed away in 2015.

Books:
EvolveTwo: Vampire Stories of the Future Undead (2011 - story)
Danse Macabre: Close Encounters with the Reaper (2012 - story)
nEvermore: Tales of Murder, Mystery and the Macabre (2015 - story)



LeMoal, Daniel

Daniel LeMoal's work has previously appeared in On Spec (thrice), Apex Science Fiction & Horror Digest, Kaleidotrope and Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year (Volume 1). He lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he is currently locked in a life-and-death struggle with a sentient hoard of books, board games and obsolete home computer products.

Books:
Chilling Tales: In words, alas, drown I (2013 - story)



Leslie, Mark

Mark Leslie is the author of One Hand Screaming, I, Death and the non-fiction books Haunted Hamilton and Spooky Sudbury. He was born and grew up in Sudbury, Ontario and now resides in Hamilton with his wife and their son. Having fallen in love with storytelling (in particularly ghostly and "Twilight Zone" style tales) at an early age, Mark has assumed various roles within the publishing industry, all orbiting around the roles of bookseller and writer. If asked to define the roles he performs in the simplest of terms, Mark likes to use the term book nerd.

Mark has worked for Indigo/Chapters Books, the McMaster University bookstore and he currently works at Kobo as Director of Self Publishing and Author Relations. Apart from being published in numerous publications, he occasionally writes reviews and conducts interviews. He was the series editor for the North of Infinity sci-fi anthology series. Mark sits on the board of directors for BookNet Canada and is president of Canadian Booksellers Association. As an active member of the book industry (both as a bookseller and writer), Mark regularly speaks at conferences, conventions and workshops about books, writing, and publishing. You can find a full biography and detailed listing of his written works on his website:

Books:
Tesseracts Sixteen: Parnassus Unbound (2012 - editor)
Tesseracts Seventeen: Speculating Canada from Coast to Coast to Coast (2013 - story)
I, Death (2016 - novel)



Lewis, Francine P.

Francine P. Lewis writes—not that many people read what she writes, judging from the number of rejection letters she collects, but she continues to write—poetry, short stories, novellas, and novels. And she reads. She likes to read a lot… almost as much as she likes to write. Francine has had poems published in local magazines and short stories in science fiction anthologies. She has written one science fiction novel—which is still searching for a home—and is currently working on another novel, a novella, and a collection of poetry. Her poetry chapbook, Eurydice Dreams, Conch Pearl Press, was published in 2009. She is also a member of the team that brings the Art Bar, Canada’s longest running poetry-only reading series, to a Toronto stage each week.

Books:
Tesseracts Fifteen: A Case of Quite Curious Tales (2011 - story)



Lilburn, Halli

Halli Lilburn is a poet, writer and artist. Her first novel SHIFTERS was released in 2012. She teaches mixed media and works at the local library.

Books:
Wrestling With Gods (Tesseracts Eighteen) (2015 - story)



Livings, Martin

Martin Livings. Perth-based writer Martin Livings has had over seventy short stories published in a variety of magazines and anthologies, and has been nominated for the Ditmar, Auralis and Australian Shadows awards. His first novel, Carnies, was published by Hachette Livre in 2006, and his first short story collection, Living With the Dead, was published in 2012 by Dark Prints Press to celebrate twenty years since his first publication.

Books:
Coins of Chaos (2013 - story)



Lopresti, Robert

Robert Lopresti is the author of two novels, including Greenfellas. His short stories have appeared in most of the mystery magazines and won the Derringer (twice) and Black Orchid Novella Awards. He blogs regularly at SleuthSayers, Little Big Crimes, and Today in Mystery History. He is a librarian in the Pacific Northwest.

nEvermore: Tales of Murder, Mystery and the Macabre (2015 - story)



Lorenson, Michael

Michael Lorenson was born and raised in Montreal where he still resides with his wife, two sons, and cat. He recently re­discovered a love for writing after a long hiatus. His work has recently appeared in the Tesseracts 14 anthology of Canadian speculative fiction, and he is looking forward to many more years of letting his imagination carry him where it will.

Books:
Tesseracts Fourteen: Strange Canadian Stories (2010 - story)
EvolveTwo: Vampire Stories of the Future Undead (2011 - story)



Luiken, Nicole

Nicole Luiken wrote her first book at age thirteen and was published while still in high school. She is the author of eight Young Adult novels. Her most recent titles are Frost, Dreamfire, and Dreamline.

Dreamfire won the Gold-medal Moonbeam in 2010 and Frost was both a Red Maple Honour Book and the winner of the Golden Eagle Children’s Choice Award. Nicole lives in Edmonton with her husband and three children. It is physically impossible for her to go without writing for more than three days in a row.

Books:
Tesseracts Fifteen: A Case of Quite Curious Tales (2011 - story)



Lum, Jill Snider

Jill Snider Lum is a native Torontonian, is the author of the adult-literacy SF/fantasy reader Maggie's Luck and Other Stories. In 2007, her story "The Sweet Realm" appeared in the special Pirate issue of Shimmer.

Books:
Tesseracts Twelve: New Novellas of Canadian Fantastic Fiction (2008 - story)
Tesseracts Thirteen: Chilling Tales From the Great White North (2009 - story)



Lumley, Brian

Brian Lumley is the author of the bestselling Necroscope series of vampire novels. An acknowledged master of Lovecraft-style horror, Lumley has won the British Fantasy Award and been named a Grand Master of Horror. His works have been published in more than a dozen countries and have inspired comic books, role-playing games, and sculpture, and been adapted for television. When not writing, Lumley can often be found spear-fishing in the Greek islands, gambling in Las Vegas, or attending a convention somewhere in the US. Lumley and his wife live in England.

Books:
Danse Macabre: Close Encounters with the Reaper (2012 - story)



MacDonald, Anthony

Anthony MacDonald is an innovative and brilliant composer, who is also a speed skater. His speed on the ice matches the quickness of his musical mind, and his contribution to “The Fugue Phantasmagorical” is woefully unheard in any printed excerpts.

Books:
Tesseracts Nine (2005 - story)



MacGregor, Susan

Other than a three year hiatus to study stand-up comedy and the occasional break to work on her writing, Susan MacGregor has been a fiction editor with On Spec magazine since 1991. Her work has been published in On Spec, Northern Frights, The Method to the Madness: A Guide to the Super Evil, and other venues. She has edited two anthologies, Divine Realms (through Ravenstone Books, Turnstone Press) and Tesseracts Fifteen: A Case of Quite Curious Tales through EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing. Her non-fiction book The ABC’s of How NOT to Write Speculative Fiction was published in 2006 and has been the source of many workshops. Currently, she is working on a paranormal romance trilogy set in an alternate medieval Spain where the Inquisition pits itself against gypsy magic. When she isn’t writing or editing, she studies Spanish and dances flamenco. She lives with her gypsy-descendent husband, wild children, and laid-back hound dog in Edmonton, Canada.

Books:
Tesseracts Fifteen: A Case of Quite Curious Tales (2011 - editor)
Urban Green Man (2013 - story)



Machiraju, Savithri

Savithri Machiraju was born in India, grew up in North America, and now lives in Canada.

Books:
Wrestling With Gods (Tesseracts Eighteen) (2015 - story)



Mackay, Scott

Scott Mackay has published over forty short stories in magazines such as Science Fiction Age, On Spec, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Interzone, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, and Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine. He’s winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for best mystery short story, as well as the Okanagan Award for best literary short fiction. He’s the author of nine novels, including Outpost (Tor 1998), The Meek (Roc 2001), Orbis (Roc 2002), and Omnifix (Roc 2004), which was listed at Number 6 on the Locus bestsellers list. The Meek was a John W. Campbell Memorial Award finalist for best SF novel of 2001. Prometheus Books published his latest SF novel, Tides, under the Pyr imprint in fall of 2005. Recently, he sold two new novels to Roc: Phytosphere, which will appear in 2007; and Omega Sol, which will appear some time after. His books have appeared in six languages.

Books:
Tesseracts Ten (2006 - story)



MacKenzie, Alexandra

Alexandra MacKenzie is a writer and scientific illustrator from the Pacific Northwest who is a graduate of the Clarion West Writers Workshop. She has several short story publications, most recently in Abyss & Apex, and is the illustrator for the book In My Nature: A Birder’s Year at the Montlake Fill.

Books:
Immortal Quest: The Trouble With Mages (2010 - novel)



MacLean, Lynne M.

Lynne M. MacLean lives in Ottawa with her busy husband, busier teenagers, and shockingly busy kittens. She, herself, tries to remain un-busy but with limited success. She has stories published in Melusine, or Women in the 21st Century, The Lorelei Signal, Mystic Signals, and MicroHorror. She won an Honourable Mention in the 2010 Speculative Literature Foundation’s Older Writers Grant com­petition. She also writes and edits academic articles, book chapters, and reports. Lynne has a Ph. D. in Psychology. As well as doing community health research in Ottawa, she has lived and practiced as a mental health practitioner in the Northwest Territories and the prairies. She worked with street kids many years ago. Though they would all be grown up now, she hopes they are somewhere warm and safe tonight. And she hopes you are, too.

Books:
Tesseracts Fifteen: A Case of Quite Curious Tales (2011 - story)



MacLeod, Catherine

Nova Scotian writer Catherine MacLeod’s short fiction can be found in On Spec, Solaris, Black Static, TaleBones, and several anthologies, including Horror Library #4, Tesseracts Six, Tesseracts Fourteen, and The Living Dead 2. She is haunted by Astor Piazzola’s music, Andrew Davidson’s prose, and Derek Jacobi’s voice.

Books:
Tesseracts Thirteen: Chilling Tales From the Great White North (2009 - story)
Tesseracts Fourteen: Strange Canadian Stories (2010 - story)
Chilling Tales: In words, alas, drown I (2013 - story)
Tesseracts Seventeen: Speculating Canada from Coast to Coast to Coast (2013 - story)



Madison, Bob

Bob Madison is the editor of Dracula: The First Hundred Years, published in 1997, and the author of the kid-oriented American Horror Writers (2000). He has also written for Wonder Magazine, Cult Movies and The Dinosaur Times. He has appeared on WABC-TV’s Good Morning America, WOR’s Joey Reynolds Show and WABC’s Morning News, among others, and DVD documentaries for the classic movie versions of Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein.

Books:
Gaslight Grimoire: Fantastic Tales of Sherlock Holmes (2008 - story)


Mak, Derwin

Derwin Mak writes stories with quirky characters. His short story, "Transubstantiation", won the 2006 Aurora Award for Best Short-Form Work in English. His anthology The Dragon and the Stars, co-edited with Eric Choi, won the 2011 Aurora Award for Best Related Work in English. He writes magazine articles about East Asian pop culture and gives the annual Hallowe'en lecture at the Royal Canadian Military Institute. Derwin is also a long-time supporter of the National Ballet of Canada and wrote a history of ballet in the court of Louis XIV of France for Monarchy Canada magazine.

Books:
Tesseracts Sixteen: Parnassus Unbound (2012 - story)
Wrestling With Gods (Tesseracts Eighteen) (2015 - story)



Marmell, Ari

Ari Marmell is a full-time writer of multiple fantasy novels, as well as various role-playing game supplements. Said novels include The Conqueror’s Shadow and The Warlord’s Legacy, The Goblin Corps, and Agents of Artifice. Ari currently lives in Austin, Texas, with one wife, two cats (a legal requirement for being a writer), and 37 neuroses (which are far and away more expensive to keep fed and pampered than the cats). Ari also really likes parenthetical asides (as you may have noticed).

Books:
Broken Time Blues: Fantastic Tales in the Roaring '20s (2011 - story)



Marshall, Helen

Helen Marshall really does spend most of her time searching through dusty manuscripts for arcane lore—just ask her Ph. D supervisor! Her poetry has been published in ChiZine, NFG, and the Ontarion Arts Supplement. “Mist and Shadows” published originally in Star*Line, appeared in The 2006 Rhysling Anthology: The Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Poetry of 2005. She is the Managing Editor for ChiZine Publications, and the Co-organizer of the Chiaroscuro Reading Series. Some day she hopes to discover five words to make a man fall in love, the truth about artichokes, and the secret language of cats.

Books:
Tesseracts Fifteen: A Case of Quite Curious Tales (2011 - story)
Chilling Tales: In words, alas, drown I (2013 - story)



Marshand, Nathan

Nathan Marchand lives in northeastern Indiana. He graduated from Taylor University Fort Wayne with a B.A. in professional writing. While there, he wrote for the school newspaper and the literary magazine. He was a reporter for the Bluffton News-Banner, and now writes for www.examiner.com and as a freelancer. He also enjoys photography, acting, and amateur filmmaking. He’s wanted to write science fiction since his dad introduced him to “Star Trek” at age three.

Books:
Pandora's Box (2010 - novel)



Martineck, Michael J.

Michael J. Martineck started writing stories when he was seven. Over the years he's written short stories, comic book scripts, articles and a quartet of novels.

DC Comics published a couple of Martineck's stories in the early '90s. Planetmag, Aphelion and a couple of other long-dead e-zines helped out in '00s.

His previous works include The Misspellers, The Wrong Channel and Cinco de Mayo (also from EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing) which was short-listed for a Readers' Choice Award.

He lives and writes in Grand Island, New York, a little cap of clay nestled between the US and Canada, with his beautiful wife and two children.

Books:
Cinco de Mayo (2010 - novel)
Urban Green Man (2013 - story)
The Milkman (2014 - novel)



Masterson, Alex

AlexMasterson would like to talk a little bit about himself, but the last time he did, his psychiatrist chased him out of the building with a stapler.

Books:
Rigor Amortis (2011 - poem)



Matheson, Michael

Michael Matheson is a full time writer and editor, and a sometime lecturer. A submissions editor with Apex, and a book reviewer for ChiZine, Innsmouth Free Press and The Globe and Mail, he is also the editor of the Friends of the Merril Collection news magazine Sol Rising. Michael has work published or forthcoming in a number of venues including the Lovecraft eZine, One Buck Horror, the Future Lovecraft anthology, and in multiple volumes of the Stupefying Stories anthology series.

Books:
Chilling Tales: In words, alas, drown I (2013 - story)
Superhero Universe (Tesseracts Nineteen) (2016 - story)



Matheson, Richard Christian

Richard Christian Matheson is an acclaimed best­selling author and screenwriter/executive producer for televi­sion and film. He has worked with Steven Spielberg, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Bryan Singer and many others on Emmy winning miniseries, feature films and hit series. His critically-hailed, dark psychological fiction has appeared in 125 major anthologies including many Years’ Best volumes. 60 stories are collected in Scars and Other Distinguishing Marks and the #1 Bestseller Dystopia. Matheson’s terror novel Created By is a scathing glimpse of network television and his mystery novella The Ritual of Illusion is a sinister love letter to the movies. His latest story collection, Zoopraxis, will be published in 2015. A professional drummer, he studied with legendary Cream drum­mer Ginger Baker. He is president of Matheson Entertainment.

Books:
nEvermore: Tales of Murder, Mystery and the Macabre (2015 - story)



Mavin, John

John Mavin lives in Vancouver with his wife and two children, where he's enrolled in the University of British Columbia's MFA program. His fiction has appeared in Spinning Whirl and Apex Online.

Books:
Tesseracts Eleven: Amazing Canadian Speculative Fiction (2007 - story)



Maynard, William Patrick

William Patrick Maynard was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. His passion for writing began in childhood and was fueled by an early love of detective and thriller fiction. His longtime hobby finally paid off when The Literary Estate of Sax Rohmer selected him as the second writer in forty years to pen an authorized Fu Manchu thriller. Pulp-specialty publisher, Black Coat Press published Maynard’s first book, The Terror of Fu Manchu in April 2009 to widespread praise. “The Tragic Case of the Child Prodigy” is his second foray in the mystery genre.

Books:
Gaslight Grotesque: Nightmare Tales of Sherlock Holmes (2009 - story)


Mayr, Matt

Matt Mayr grew up in a small mining community north of Lake Superior, where he learned to hunt and fish from a very young age. He holds an Honours English Degree from York University, and attended the Humber School for Writers mentorship program twice. He has traveled extensively in India, Nepal, and South America, trekking to Mount Everest Base Camp, and paddling deep into the Amazon Basin. He lives in Toronto with his wife and daughter, where he is working on his next novel.

Books:
Bad City (2015 - novel)



McCague, Claire

Claire McCague is a writer, scientist, and folk musician who fabricates nanostructured materials by day and spins words into scripts and books as the stars rise. She lives and doesn’t sleep much in British Columbia.

Claire McCague has spent time playing with focused electron beams, femtosecond laser beams, neutron beams and plain, old x-rays. She has a doctorate in chemistry, achieved explicitly to support her arts habits, and spends her days trying to save the world through development of nanostructured materials for sustainable energy conversion systems. Claire performs regularly with the Sybaritic String Band and her plays have been featured in festivals across Canada.

Books:
The Rosetta Man (2015 - novel)



McCrosky, Judy

Judy McCrosky is a professional writer and editor who has previously published two collections of short stories and one novel of speculative fiction. She currently lives in Saskatoon, Canada.

Books:
Land / Space (2002 - editor)



McCharles, Randy

Randy McCharles is active in Calgary, Alberta’s writing community with a focus on dark, humorous fantasy and is a recipient of the prestigious Aurora Award for speculative short fiction. Publishing credits include Tesseracts 11, 12, & 16; Okal Rel Opus 2 & 6; The Puzzle Box (EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing); Year’s Best Fantasy 9 (David Hartwell and Kathryn Kramer, ed); and is a regular contributor to the 10th Circle Project. He also helps organize literary events and SF & F conventions. In 2005 he co-chaired the first Calgary Westercon, and chaired the 2008 World Fantasy Convention. Randy is a long-time member of IFWA, the Imaginative Fiction Writers Association.

Books:
Tesseracts Eleven: Amazing Canadian Speculative Fiction (2007 - story)
Tesseracts Twelve: New Novellas of Canadian Fantastic Fiction (2008 - story)
Tesseracts Sixteen: Parnassus Unbound (2012 - story)
The Puzzle Box (2013 - story)
Urban Green Man (2013 - story)
The Necromancer Candle
    And Two Additional Tales of Contemporary Fantasy
(2014 - collection)


McDonald, Cat

Cat McDonald is a freelancer living near Edmonton, Alberta, with more hobbies than she has fingers. She’s a cook, a game designer, a 25-year-old, a tea enthusiast, a connoisseur of fine web comics, and a member of the Big Lake Environmental Support Society. Moving at age eleven from the lush St. Lawrence River valley made an impact on her. If she could be an animal, she would be a seal, a cheerful crit­ter who can always manage to work and play at the same time.

Books:
Tesseracts Fifteen: A Case of Quite Curious Tales (2011 - story)



McDonald, Colleen

Colleen McDonald (artist) is a graduate of the Alberta College of Art & Design. She is a fine artist, illustrator and creature designer. Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, she now lives and works on her designs in Weymouth, Nova Scotia.

Books:
Tesseracts Nine (2005 - cover artist)
Tesseracts Ten (2006 - cover artist)



McDonald, David

David McDonald is a mild mannered reporter and editor by day, and a wild-eyed writer by night. Based in Melbourne, Australia, he is the editor of a fortnightly magazine for an international welfare organization. In 2013 he won the Ditmar Award for Best New Talent, and in 2014 won the William J. Atheling Jr. Award for Criticism or Review and was shortlisted for the WSFA Small Press Award. David is a member of the Horror Writers Association, the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers, and of the Melbourne, Australia based writers group, SuperNOVA.

Books:
Expiration Date (2015 - story)
nEvermore: Tales of Murder, Mystery and the Macabre (2015 - story)



McFadden, Ryan T.

Ryan T. McFadden is a two-time award-winning writer from London, Ontario. He has several published short stories and in the anthologies When the Villain Comes Home and Blood and Water. His novella, "Deus Ex Machina," was part of the Aurora-winning Women of the Apocalypse. He is busy working on his next project in the always popular Neo-Noir Supernatural Crime Thriller category.

Books:
Women of the Apocalypse (2009 - story)
EvolveTwo: Vampire Stories of the Future Undead (2011 - story)
Broken Time Blues: Fantastic Tales in the Roaring '20s (2011 - story)
The Puzzle Box (2013 - story)
Expiration Date (2015 - story)


McGuire, Seanan

Seanan McGuire is the New York Times bestselling author of two urban fantasy series, and moonlights as Mira Grant, a bestselling science fiction author. Her Rose Marshall stories first appeared in the online publication The Edge of Propinquity, and she is delighted to be continuing Rose’s adventures.

Books:
Coins of Chaos (2013 - story)



McLachlan, J. A.

J. A. McLachlan was born in Toronto, Canada. She is the author of a short story collection, CONNECTIONS, published by Pandora Press and two College textbooks on Professional Ethics, published by Pearson-Prentice Hall. But science fiction is her first love, a genre she has been reading all her life.

J. A. McLachlan currently resides in Kitchener-Waterloo with her husband.

Books:
The Occasional Diamond Thief (2015 - novel)



McNabb, Suzanne M.

Suzanne M. McNabb is a power engineer in Saskatchewan. She loves symbols and the role of story in religions. Suzanne believes movies and songs can function as myths that subtly inform citizens’ values and norms. Therefore she wrote a story that created a mythology out of the secular stories we tell our­selves.

Books:
Wrestling With Gods (Tesseracts Eighteen) (2015 - story)



Mehmel, Jason

So far, Jason Mehmel’s work has only appeared in small-press magazines and student-run theatre companies. Having finished a bachelor’s degree in theatre, he’s interested in working to meld science and the occult in an addictive substance he can market and sell as poetry. “The Fugue Phantasmagorical” is the free trial version.

Books:
Tesseracts Nine (2005 - story)



Meikle, William

William Meikle is a Scottish writer with ten novels published in the genre press and over 200 short story credits in thirteen countries. He is the author of fifteen novels published in the genre press and over 250 short story credits in thirteen countries. His work has appeared in a number of professional anthologies and magazines . He lives in a remote corner of Newfoundland with icebergs, whales and bald eagles for company. In the winters he gets warm vicariously through the lives of others in cyberspace.

Books:
Gaslight Arcanum: Uncanny Tales of Sherlock Holmes (2011 - story)
Gaslight Grotesque: Nightmare Tales of Sherlock Holmes (2009 - story)
Danse Macabre: Close Encounters with the Reaper (2012 - story)
EvolveTwo: Vampire Stories of the Future Undead (2011 - story)
Tesseracts Seventeen: Speculating Canada from Coast to Coast to Coast (2013 - story)


Melanson, Trevor

Trevor Melanson is the author of two novels and an award-winning journalist who’s written for numerous publications across Canada. He lives in Vancouver with his fiancée and their cat, Gilmore. Having grown up wanting to be a writer, he now dreams of work-life balance.

Books:
Terminal City (Book One in the Terminal City Saga) (2016 - novel)
Winter's End (Book Two in the Terminal City Saga) (2017 - novel)



Merril, Judith (Wikipedia)

Judith Merril is considered one of the most prolific authors and editors in the field of Science Fiction. During the course of her career she was the editor of Dell's Years Best SF from 1965-69 and was also a regular columnist for The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Her private collection of books went on to become The Merril Collection in Toronto (one of the largest Science Fiction collections in the world) and she received two Canadian Science Fiction Lifetime Achievment Awards for her editorial work. Judith passed away in September of 1997.

Books:
Tesseracts1 (1985 - editor)



Meynard, Yves

Yves Meynard is a five time Aurora Award winner and winner of the Grande prix de la science-fiction et du fantastique québécois. His works have appeared in numerous French and English anthologies and magazines and he lives in Montreal where he works as an anthropologist and editor. He was co-editor of Tesseracts 5.

Books:
Tesseracts 5 (1996 - editor)
Tesseracts Nine (2005 - story)



Milholland, Billie

Billie Milholland has been a writer most of her life. She's published in Harrowsmith and Chickadee, has had her short stories performed on CBC Radio’s Alberta Anthology. With several non-fiction books to her credit, she now has her sight fixed firmly on speculative fiction. Two of her flash fiction pieces were published in Absolute XPress’s Seven Deadly Sins and in the Ride the Moon anthology as well as the 10th Circle Series. Her most recent work appears in The Puzzle Box and anthology. Billie lives in Alberta, Canada with her husband, daughter, granddaughter, 2 cats and a large family of devious dust bunnies. She is blissfully working on several new projects.

Books:
Women of the Apocalypse (2009 - story)
Urban Green Man (2013 - story)
The Puzzle Box (2013 - story)



Miller, Christopher K.

Born in Switzerland on the cusp of the first hydrogen bomb’s test detonation. His legitimate professions, in no particular order, include stock boy, paper boy, pot washer, geriatric orderly, union rep, subcontract painter, farmer, technical writer, cookie factory worker, software developer, line cook, dish washer and restaurateur. His father is a semi-renowned theologian. His mother composes logic puzzles for Penny Press. He has two sons, and one granddaughter who wants to be a writer too.

Chris’s fiction has appeared in COSMOS, The Barcelona Review, Hopewell Publishing’s Best New Writing 2010 anthology, Libbon, Battered Suitcase, Nossa Morte, Redstone Science Fiction and others.

Books:
Chilling Tales: Evil Did I Dwell; Lewd I Did Live (2011 - story)



Mills, Steve

Steve Mills lives in Kelowna, BC, and would like you to read his novel, Burning Stones, published by a small US press with terrible distribution and no publicity. Look for it online at your favourite bookseller. Currently he is getting over the death of one of his four cats and a non-fatal occlusion of the mid left anterior descending artery his, not the cat's).

Books:
Tesseracts Eleven: Amazing Canadian Speculative Fiction (2007 - story)



Mireault, Bernard E.

A mainstay of the Montréal comics scene, Bernard E. Mireault is the creator Mackenzie Queen, Dr. Robot, and The Jam.

Books:
Superhero Universe (Tesseracts Nineteen) (2016 - story)



Modugno, Virginia

A self-employed writer and subtitle editor, Virginia Modugno is grateful that watching all those episodes of Twilight Zone and iCarly has finally paid off. After completing her Master’s de­gree in Media Arts from the University of London, she worked in both adult and children’s television, most notably writing an episode of TV Ontario’s Fun Food Frenzy. A member of the Quebec Writer’s Federation, it was through a workshop that she discovered YA fiction. She is currently at work on her first novel at home in Montreal, her wee corgi serving as both foot-warmer and in-house critic.

Books:
Tesseracts Fifteen: A Case of Quite Curious Tales (2011 - story)



Mok, Anne

Anne Mok lives in Sydney, Australia, where she juggles legal editing by day with fiction writing by night. She is a graduate of Clarion South. She is currently working on a novel.

Books:
EvolveTwo: Vampire Stories of the Future Undead (2011 - story)



Moore, Allen

Allen Moore worked for two decades in high technology. He designed laser writing equipment for the printing industry and instrumentation for astrophysics. Allen is now a volunteer in his community, providing support to people with life-threatening illnesses. He also tutors both math and physics to street youth in downtown Vancouver.

Books:
Tesseracts Ten (2006 - story)



Moore, James A.

James A. Moore is the author of 18 novels, including the Serenity Falls trilogy. When asked why his first love is horror, his answer is matter-of-fact. “You write what you like, and I guess I’ve always had a fondness for the darker things in life.” He’s been both the Secretary and the Vice-President of the Horror Writers Association, and worked in the comics field and on numerous role playing games. He’s been twice nominated for the Bram Stoker award. Vendetta, his most recent novel, is now available as is his latest short story collection, Slices.

Books:
Gaslight Grotesque: Nightmare Tales of Sherlock Holmes (2009 - story)


Moore, Matthew

By day, Matthew Moore is an online communication specialist. By night, he’s a science fiction and horror writer. Later at night, he’s the publicist for ChiZine Publications, a small Canadian publisher. He lives in Ottawa, Ontario with his wife and two beagles.

Books:
Tesseracts Thirteen: Chilling Tales From the Great White North (2009 - story)
Tesseracts Fourteen: Strange Canadian Stories (2010 - story)
Tesseracts Fifteen: A Case of Quite Curious Tales (2011 - editor)




Moreno-Garcia, Silvia

Mexican by birth, Canadian by inclination. Silvia Moreno-Garcia lives in beautiful, rainy British Columbia with her family and two cats. She writes fantasy, magic realism and science fiction. Her stories have appeared in publications such as Fantasy Magazine, Futurismic, Shimmer, Zahir, Tesseracts Thirteen and Shine: An Anthology of Optimistic Science Fiction. She is the owner of Innsmouth Free Press, a micro-publishing venture specializing in horror and dark speculative fiction, and through Innsmouth she has co-edited the anthologies Historical Lovecraft and Candle in the Attic Window. She has written a couple of stories set in a near-future Mexico where vampires are real and hopes to write a novel which takes place in the same universe. Her debut novel Signal to Noise, is about magic, music and Mexico City.

Books:
Tesseracts Thirteen: Chilling Tales From the Great White North (2009 - story)
EvolveTwo: Vampire Stories of the Future Undead (2011 - story)
Expiration Date (2015 - story)


Morrell, David

David Morrell is the award-winning author of First Blood, the novel in which Rambo was created. He was born in 1943 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. In 1960, at the age of seventeen, he became a fan of the classic television series, Route 66, about two young men in a Corvette traveling the United States in search of America and themselves. The scripts by Stirling Silliphant so impressed Morrell that he decided to become a writer.

Morrell is the co-president of the International Thriller Writers Organization. Noted for his research, he is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School for wilderness survival as well as the G. Gordon Liddy Academy of Corporate Security. He is also an honorary lifetime member of the Special Operations Association and the Association of Former Intelligence Officers. He has been trained in firearms, hostage negotiation, assuming identities, executive protection, and anti-terrorist driving, among numerous other action skills that he describes in his novels. With eighteen million copies in print, his work has been translated into twenty-six languages.

Books:
Tesseracts Thirteen: Chilling Tales From the Great White North (2009 - editor)
nEvermore: Tales of Murder, Mystery and the Macabre (2015 - story)



Morris, Edward

Edward Morris is a 2005 BSFA nominee, also nominated for the 2009 Rhysling. His work has appeared in Interzone, Helix, Arkham Tales and many other publications worldwide. His series, There Was a Crooked Man, was released from Mercury Retrograde Press fall 2010.

Books:
Rigor Amortis (2011 - story)



Morris, Mark

Mark Morris became a full-time writer in 1988 on the Enterprise Allowance Scheme, and a year later saw the release of his first novel, Toady. He has since published a further sixteen novels, among which are Stitch, The Immaculate, The Secret of Anatomy, Fiddleback, The Deluge and four books in the popular Doctor Who range. His short stories, novellas, articles and reviews have appeared in a wide variety of anthologies and magazines, and he is editor of the highly-acclaimed Cinema Macabre, a book of fifty horror movie essays by genre luminaries, for which he won the 2007 British Fantasy Award. His most recently published or forthcoming work includes a novella entitled It Sustains for Earthling Publications, a Torchwood novel entitled Bay of the Dead, several Doctor Who audios for Big Finish Productions, a follow-up volume to Cinema Macabre entitled Cinema Futura and a new short story collection, Long Shadows, Nightmare Light.

Books:
Gaslight Grotesque: Nightmare Tales of Sherlock Holmes (2009 - story)
Professor Challenger: New Worlds, Lost Places (2015 - story)


Morton, Lisa

Lisa Morton is a screenwriter, author of non-fiction books, award-winning prose writer, and Halloween expert whose work was described by the American Library Association’s Readers’ Advisory Guide to Horror as “consistently dark, unsettling, and frightening”. Her most recent releases include the novella The Devil’s Birthday and the novel Zombie Apocalypse: Washington Deceased, and Ghosts: A Cultural History. She is a four-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award. She is also the author of The Halloween Encyclopedia, and is one of the world’s foremost authorities on Halloween. She lives in the San Fernando Valley.

Books:
Danse Macabre: Close Encounters with the Reaper (2012 - story)
nEvermore: Tales of Murder, Mystery and the Macabre (2015 - story)



Moser, Elise

Elise Moser has published twenty-five stories in various genres as well as two novels, "Because I Have Loved and Hidden It" and "Lily and Taylor" (Groundwood Books). She had a story in Fantasy: the Best of the Year 2007 as well as a number of honorable mentions in several Year’s Best collections. She recently finished two and a half years as Literary Editor of the Rover, a Montreal-based online arts and culture magazine as is the past president of the Quebec Writers’ Federation. She has accumulated three cats, one of whom is the size of a small tank but much fluffier. She and les trois chats live in Montreal, Quebec. She avoids the eating and wearing of animals.

Books:
Tesseracts Fifteen: A Case of Quite Curious Tales (2011 - story)
Tesseracts Seventeen: Speculating Canada from Coast to Coast to Coast (2013 - story)



Murphy, Derryl

Derryl Murphy lives with his wife and sons in Canada. He was once a part-time editor with On Spec, and a full-time professional photographer. At a relatively late age he returned to university to finish the degree he dropped years before. His first book, Wasps at the Speed of Sound and Other Shattered Futures is a collection of his short fiction.

Books:
Tesseracts Nine (2005 - story)
Tesseracts Twelve: New Novellas of Canadian Fantastic Fiction (2008 - story)



Murphy, Luke

Born in Europe and based in Toronto, Luke Murphy is a writer, animator, designer, and film and video editor.

Books:
Superhero Universe (Tesseracts Nineteen) (2016 - story)



Newman, Kim

Kim Newman is a novelist, critic and broadcaster.

His fic­tion includes Anno Dracula, Life’s Lottery and The Man From The Diogenes Club. His non-fiction includes Nightmare Movies, Horror: 100 Best Books and BFI Classic Studies of Cat People and Doctor Who. He is a contributing editor to Sight and Sound and Empire.

Books:
Gaslight Grimoire: Fantastic Tales of Sherlock Holmes (2008 - story)
Gaslight Arcanum: Uncanny Tales of Sherlock Holmes (2011 - story)


Nichols, Brent

Brent Nichols is a writer based in Calgary.

Books:
Superhero Universe (Tesseracts Nineteen) (2016 - story)



Nicholson, Katrina

Katrina Nicholson’s brain is a natural one somewhere in the B- to A range (depending on how much sugar is in it). She and her brain started making up stories together when they were re­ally young and got published for the first time when they were eight years old. As grown-ups, they studied history and writing for film and television before eventually becoming blogging, screenwriting, freelancing, library clerking authors. They like science fiction best, but they’ll write pretty much anything. You can find their other stories, “Improbable Mission Force” and “The Wild Helicopters of the Australian Outback” in the anthologies Undercurrents and Airborne by Third Person Press.

Books:
Tesseracts Fifteen: A Case of Quite Curious Tales (2011 - story)



Nickerson, S. L.

S. L. Nickerson plays with galaxies for a living, and real life unfolds for her like a science fiction story. When she needs an escape hatch she paints worlds with words. She slips back into times that never were to remember the wonder in all things of our universe. Her writing has appeared in Analog, Kalidatrope, Pulp Lit, The Colored Lens, Reflection’s Edge, and The Prairie Journal. She lives in Zürich where she is working on her Ph.D in astrophysics.

Books:
Wrestling With Gods (Tesseracts Eighteen) (2015 - story)



Nickle, David

David Nickle is the author of the novels Eutopia: A Novel of Terrible Optimism and Rasputin’s Bastards, as well as numerous short stories, some of which are collected in his story collection Monstrous Affections. In 2010, Monstrous Affections was awarded the Black Quill Reader’s Choice Award for best dark genre collection. His fiction has been published in magazines, anthologies and online, and been adapted for television, and “Looker,” his story from the first volume of Chilling Tales was selected for The Best Horror of the Year Volume 4. His is the co-author of "The Claus Effect" with Karl Schroeder. His stories have appeared in several Tesseracts anthologies, Cemetery Dance, The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, Northern Frights anthologies, Queer Fear anthologies, and numerous magazines of speculative fiction. He's a past winner of the Bram Stoker Award (for the 1997 short story "Rat Food," with Edo Van Belkom). He lives in Toronto, Canada.

Books:
The Claus Effect (1997 - novel)
Tesseracts Eleven: Amazing Canadian Speculative Fiction (2007 - story)
Tesseracts Twelve: New Novellas of Canadian Fantastic Fiction (2008 - story)
Tesseracts Thirteen: Chilling Tales From the Great White North (2009 - story)
Tesseracts Fourteen: Strange Canadian Stories (2010 - story)
Chilling Tales: Evil Did I Dwell; Lewd I Did Live (2011 - story)
Chilling Tales: In words, alas, drown I (2013 - story)


Nicolson, Janet K.

Janet K. Nicolson was born in Regina and has lived in the ice and cold ever since. She currently works as a technical writer for a telecommunications firm. When she’s not watching her border collie herd her cat and husband around the house, she can be found searching the local book store for novels about Big Dumb Objects, rocking video games, or subjecting audiences to her piano compositions. Her work has also appeared in On Spec Magazine.

Books:
Wrestling With Gods (Tesseracts Eighteen) (2015 - story)



Noever, Till

Till Noever was born in Germany and emigrated to Australia. He holds degrees in both Physics and Cognitive Sciences and is active professionally as both a writer and independent film maker. He currently lives in Dunedin, New Zealand.

"I was born in Germany into a family of visual artists; surrounded by books and no serious TV for years to come. I read like it was going out of fashion by the time I was six, grew up on Grimm’s and Anderson’s fairy tales, Karl May’s adventures, American crime fiction, and German pulp sci-fi-especially the perennial ‘Perry Rhodan’ series, which, in Germany, is still going strong. I also developed a very early preoccupation with the notion of mortality. Personal extinction, decided the pre-teen, is a very bad thing indeed. I still believe this to be true.

I ended up studying astronomy and physics, but one day said 'enough' and walked out in the middle of a lecture, to apply for an immigration visa to Australia - just about as antipodean to my former life as I could go. I spent some years traveling around Australia and some of South and Central America, before, years later, resuming my studies in Australia, and later New Zealand - but this time with a strong leaning toward the life-sciences. Since then I’ve earned my living mostly with programming and system design in a biomedical context, in places ranging from Australia to Japan, to the UK and to the US; dragging a young family with me all the way here and there.

Writing 'came' to me in my very-late teens, but it was unformed and embryonic at best. The change of languages from German to English held things up as well, and so writing didn’t manage to get a decent foothold until some years later. There was also an incipient family, and things got...delayed...yet a bit more.

Now, about 25 years on, more than a dozen novels, stories and screenplays later, with my two daughters just about grown up, I’m still writing; comfortable finally with the language and the initially very daunting notion of what it means to conjure up and sustain a story.

I don’t think I’m an 'inspired' writer. But I’ve found that I don’t have to be. I basically write what I would like to read; stories populated with characters I’d like to love or hate; dealing with the basic parameters of the human equation: love, hate, generosity, greed, loyalty, betrayal, hope, fear, life, death, sex, peace, war, violence, forgiveness, retribution, curiosity, misunderstanding, reconciliation, ambition, surrender, cowardice, courage, and whatever else happens to come along. Among all that, good people who are trying to find their way through the minefields of their existence, attempting to eke a meaning from it; while not-so-good people, for reasons perfectly valid to themselves, do their best to put obstacles in the good-folks’ way.

My main ‘literary’ influence is Jack Vance. His ‘Lyonesse’ trilogy is, to me at least, the most enchanting fantasy ever written; and ‘Night Lamp’, a recent novel, is just pure magic. Past influences also include Heinlein, Clarke, Saberhagen, and Asimov. I think that the craft of ‘story’ is also exemplified by the, now rather unfashionable, tales of Edgar Wallace, and especially his Africa stories. I admire the contemporary fantasies of Tim Powers and James P. Blaylock; enjoy well-crafted psychological crime fiction by the likes of Jeffery Deaver; the ascerbic and gritty South-Florida capers of Carl Hiassen and James Hall; as well as the giddy escapist sci-fi of Stephen Gould.

I think good fiction-be it written or cinematographic-conveys the truth about the human condition and its complexities better than any learned, ‘popular’, or ‘spiritual’ non-fiction treatise could ever do. It does this by the simple expedient of ‘entertain’ and ‘show-don’t-tell’. And it works best, the less pretentious it is. The less the ‘message’ shows, the more readily folks will listen to it, though they may not even be aware that they are listening.

This is why the focus of my fiction is on people, though underneath there¹s usually a serious framework of ethical and everyday-life issues, questions, suggestions. In Keaen-and its sequels-these include my views on history and human destiny, and its manipulation by those who would aspire to do so; social versus personal obligations; weighing society’s taboos against personal feelings; coming of age, whether it be in one’s youth or later life; finding one’s destiny; finding meaning; struggling against ethical turpitude; having hope; staying alive - for only then can there be hope.

It would be nice if I were able to put down my programmer’s hat one day soon and make a living writing: novels and screenplays alike. Running out of material is not an issue. Right now I have enough projects in the pipeline to keep me going full time for several years."

Books:
Keaen (2004 - novel)



Nolan, William F.

William F. Nolan writes mostly in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres. Though best known for coauthor­ing the acclaimed dystopian science fiction novel Logan’s Run with George Clayton Johnson, he is the author of more than 2000 pieces of fiction and nonfiction, over 80 books, and has edited twenty-six anthologies in his fifty-plus year career. Of his numerous awards, there are a few of which he is most proud: being voted a Living Legend in Dark Fantasy by the International Horror Guild in 2002; twice winning the Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America; being awarded the honorary title of Author Emeritus by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. in 2006; receiv­ing the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Horror Writers Association in 2010; and recipient of the 2013 World Fantasy Convention Award along with Brian W. Aldiss, and being named World Horror Society Grand Master in 2015. A vegetarian, Nolan resides in Vancouver, WA.

Books:
nEvermore: Tales of Murder, Mystery and the Macabre (2015 - story)



Nunn, Kevin

Kevin Nunn lives in Guelph, Ontario with a supportive wife, son, two dogs and four very unsupportive cats. When he’s not stealing time to write, he toils away happily as a tradesman in order to pay the mortgage.

Books:
Evolve: Vampire Stories of the New Undead (2010 - story)



O'Connor, Heather M.

Heather M. O'Connor writes feature stories for national and regional publications, and fiction for the sheer joy of it. Thanks to a year of writing funded by an Ontario Arts Council Works in Progress grant, her YA high fantasy novel will soon be home-hunting. Heather is a proud member of the Writers’ Community of Durham Region, CANSCAIP and SCBWI. She lives with her family in Whitby, Ontario, where there are still many patches of green.

Books:
Urban Green Man (2013 - story)



O'Dine, Virginia

Virginia O'Dine is the publisher and editor of Bundoran Press. She co-edited Opus 1of the Okal Rel Universe Anthology series (Absoulte XPress) and is an innovative collaborator in spaces beyond the printed page. Virginia's debut theatrical script, Rollback (based on the novel of the same name by Robert J. Sawyer) was performed in the Spring 2011 and won handfuls of awards at the Theatre BC Regional Zone Festival.

Books:
Opus 2 (2012 - editor)
Tesseracts Sixteen: Parnassus Unbound (2012 - story)



Oakley, Ryan

Ryan Oakley was raised in a small town and discovered at an early age that he was drawn to the bright lights, white noise and gaudy trappings of the big city. In the din of the city he lives his life, experiencing it all; using his experiences to further his writing, he says, “I’ve always enjoyed writing. I don’t know when I started doing it — I was a little kid—and I’ve always tried to make the time to do it.” Although Oakley never completed a high school education, he admits that he’s not “a particularly stupid man”. He works as a bartender, waiter and dishwasher, as needs be, and is fast becoming known as Toronto’s most notorious dandy and renowned flaneur.

Books:
Technicolor Ultra Mall (2011 - novel)
Tesseracts Sixteen: Parnassus Unbound (2012 - story)



Ogawa, Goldeen

Goldeen Ogawa is a writer of fantasy and science fiction, an illustrator, painter, and cartoonist. Though born in the San Francisco Bay Area, her family moved to rural California when she was six and so she grew up running wild in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. She has written several short stories, published two comic books, and has served as a narrator on the Hugo Award winning podcast StarShipSofa. She currently lives in the same small town she grew up in, where she cares for many animals of various sizes, rides her mountain bike, and dreams about dragons.

Books:
Urban Green Man (2013 - story)



Overton, Scott

Scott Overton is a radio morning man in Sudbury, Ontario, who blames his off-kilter perspective on years of lost sleep. His short fiction has been published in On Spec, Neo-opsis, and a number of SF anthologies. His novel Dead Air (a mystery/thriller) is published by Scrivener Press.

Books:
Tesseracts Sixteen: Parnassus Unbound (2012 - story)


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