Gunnar De Winter is a biologist/philosopher hybrid who explores ideas through fictional fieldwork.
Jess Koch is a speculative fiction writer and graduate student at the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast MFA Program. She works professionally as a software engineer in the animal healthcare industry and lives in Portland, Maine.
Lisa Fox is a pharmaceutical market researcher by day and fiction writer by night. She enjoys crafting short stories and short screenplays across genres, but her passion is for Speculative Fiction/Drama hybrids. She thrives on the thrill of creating something out of nothing, in transforming life’s ‘what ifs’ to prose that flashes a mirror on the human condition. As a writer, nothing makes her happier than having readers say her work made them feel something or look at the world in a different way.
Lisa has been writing since childhood, but took a too-long hiatus from the creative world after graduating from college when the responsibilities of work and family took precedence. She started writing again just over three years ago and likens it to getting back together with an old friend.
A resident of northern New Jersey, USA, Lisa relishes the chaos of everyday suburban life. She and her husband Dan are kept busy by the comings and goings of their two sons, ages 14 and 10, and by the demands of their couch-dwelling golden retriever. Lisa hopes to begin working on a novel in the foreseeable future – she just needs to get those first few words on the page.
Christine Lucas lives in Greece with her husband and a horde of spoiled animals. A retired Air Force officer and mostly self-taught in English, she was a finalist for the 2017 WSFA award.
Jack Neel Waddell is a Southern writer, physicist, and educator. He lives with his wife, baby, and furred companions in Arkansas, where he enriches young minds (but only to reactor-grade levels, he swears).
Yume Kitasei lives in Brooklyn, NY with two terrible cats, Filibuster and Boondoggle. She believes everyone has a super power. Hers is the ability to make the perfect cup of coffee.