Frances Pauli originally studied visual arts. She still wanders from time to time between the canvas and the blank page, but for the most part has settled herself down to tell stories. A lifetime resident of Washington State, she currently resides in the central desert with her family and a host of unusual pets. Her work is almost always in one of the speculative fiction genres and more often than not features animal characters.
Daniel Roy is a Canadian video game narrative writer, slow traveler, and backpack foodie. Originally from Montreal, he has also lived in China, Thailand, India, and South Korea. He is currently based in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Sarah McGill has been a tour guide in Ohio, a student in New Zealand, a stage manager in New York, and a canoe outfitter in Minnesota. Her favorite time and place is post-revolution France at the height of the Death Cabarets through the end of the Grand Guignol, mostly because the bohemians really did walk their alligators in the rose gardens and pretend hydropathes were Canadian animals whose feet were made into drinking glasses. She wishes she knew how to sail and had more cats.
Evan Marcroft is a half-blind yeti-person with a sideways foot and an allergy to the sun. When he was a child he dreamed of writing important works of Earth-shaking beauty and settled for writing fantasy and science fiction instead. He currently lives in Sacramento California with a cat and a loving wife who foolishly believes he’ll someday make real money doing this. You can find his other works at Pseudopod, Strange Horizons, and Mirror Dance, as well as here at Metaphorosis. You can reach him on Twitter at @Evan_Marcroft and contact him for any reason at Evanmarcroft@hotmail.com.
Rajiv Moté is a writer and software engineering manager living in Chicago with his wife, daughter, and puppy. He’d pick the superpower of flight over invisibility any day, and the dreams in which he’s flying are the best he’s ever had. He’ll relax at parties only if engaged about wine, comic books, epic fantasy, 80s music, NPR podcasts, or by a friendly dog.
Vaya Pseftaki is a writer, translator, creative writing teacher and rpg maniac. They are usually found sipping coffee from bottomless cups and watching bug documentaries. Their fiction can be found either in Greek or in English in various venues. They currently live in Thessaloniki, Greece, trying to train fleas to do their bidding.