Kaitlin McCloughan lives in Minnesota, where she writes about software by day and spaceships by night. In past lives she resided in Beijing, Taipei, and various U.S. states while working as a scenic carpenter, an English teacher, and a naturalist, among other occupations. She tweets very occasionally at @kaitlinbmcc.
Jack Noble comes from Scotland, but has lived most of his adult life in Asia. He is currently based in southern Vietnam, where he teaches English, bravely tackles the local language and struggles with road rage.
Most of my adult life I lived in New York City. I marched in the first Gay Pride Parade in 1970. After leaving music, I supported myself writing how-to books in finance, and textbooks in music; my formal education was in music theory and composition (UNT and Princeton). I’m an old man now, and I live in a small Texas town where I’m very out of place. I was accepted into and survived the Odyssey Writers’ Workshop in 2010. That’s where I really learned to write.
Octavia Cade has a PhD in science communication. Though seaweed was her first biological love, she’s currently researching the germination triggers of New Zealand’s only seagrass.
Sabrina N. Balmick was brought up on a steady diet of fairy tales and folklore. When she isn’t dreaming up new fantasy worlds, she leads content strategy and marketing for a national recruitment firm. She lives in South Florida.
When Jamie Killen isn’t writing, she’s traveling the world in search of new story ideas. She’s also an educator and a trained historian. She lives in Arizona with several other monsters.