Joachim Heijndermans writes, draws, and paints nearly every waking hour. Originally from the Netherlands, he’s been all over the world, boring people by spouting random trivia about long-extinct animals and comic books no-one remembers.
Most of his adult life, Gerald Warfield lived in New York City, on the upper west side and in Chelsea. His first job was at the Library and Museum of the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. He marched in the first Gay Pride Parade in 1970. After leaving music, he supported himself writing how-to books in finance, and textbooks in music; his formal education was in music theory and composition (UNT and Princeton). He’s an old man now and lives in a small Texas town where he’s very out of place. He was accepted into and survived the Odyssey Writers’ Workshop in 2010. That’s where he really learned to write.
Patrick Doerksen lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. He wishes that his carbon footprint were smaller and his repertoire of long German compound words were bigger. He is glad a bookish lifestyle furthers both goals.
Benjamin Cort hopes to be a doctor sometime before he dies and drinks an unhealthy amount of tea. He spends most of his money on board games and maple cream cookies from CVS. He likes to play guitar, but doesn’t do it all that well, and the majority of his musical repertoire consists of Matchbox 20 covers. He often wears a blue knit hat, given to him by a nice old lady on the Appalachian Trail, which he secretly hopes is lucky.
Benjamin Cort’s story “Bluebird” was published on Friday, 27 October 2017.
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Phil Berry lives and works in London. He began to write short speculative fiction three years ago, having been inspired during his mission to read the sci-fi classics that he overlooked earlier in life. His story ‘Sheer’ appeared in a 2016 edition of Metaphorosis. Others have appeared in Headstuff, Nebula Rift, Liars’ League, 365 Tomorrows, and Daily Science Fiction. Philip also writes on medical ethics, his day job being a hospital doctor.
Rob Francis is an academic ecologist and writer based in London. He spends his days researching urban ecosystems and lecturing students on whatever thoughts happen to arrive in his head during class. On the train to work, he writes fantasy and horror stories.