Simone Kern grew up in a small town in Illinois, where they were definitely the only Jewish-atheist-socialist-genderqueer kid in school. After studying creative writing at Oberlin College, they moved to Houston where they taught English in public schools for ten years. After the birth of their kid, Simone quit teaching to write and be a stay-at-home parent. They love-hate Houston, because their house floods, and it’s too hot, and nearby chemical refineries keep exploding, but the people are just too good to leave. Thus, Simone has embraced life as a bayou creature and is busy learning the names of all the Texas wildflowers.
Dawn Lloyd is an American who got bored and set out across the world looking for adventure. Six countries and four continents later, she teaches at St. Constantine’s International School in Tanzania and continues to travel in search of adventure whenever she can.
Edward Ashton lives in Rochester, New York with his inordinately patient wife, an adorably mopey dog, and a steadily diminishing number of daughters. He studies new cancer therapies by day, and spends his evenings writing speculative fiction, and occasionally trying to explain how an MRI works to an extremely bored sixteen year old girl.
Claire Simpson writes code by day and stories by night (or at least that’s what she claims to be doing when she’s actually looking at Twitter). Congenitally incapable of doing nothing, she also sews, crochets, and favours a peaty single malt if you’re buying.
Andrew is a British ghostwriter, who pays his way by writing books and articles in other people’s names. He lives in Yorkshire with his cat, his computer, and a huge pile of unread books. When he’s not writing, he enjoys board games, bouldering, and trying to get through that pile of books.