Claire Eddy is a Senior Editor at Tor Forge Books and has been with the company for close to thirty years. Starting in the science fiction and fantasy field, she has worked with Jacqueline Carey, Juliet Marillier, Jane Yolen, and Jack Vance; as well as newcomers Beth Bernobich and Ian Tregillis. In addition, she also does projects in the historical, thriller and mystery fields, working with Carole Nelson Douglas, Sharan Newman, and newcomers such as Tony Hays.
Nisi Shawl published seven new short stories in 2011 and was WisCon 35’s Guest of Honor. Her story collection Filter House won the James Tiptree, Jr. Award and was nominated for the World Fantasy Award. Shawl is coauthor of Writing the Other: A Practical Approach, co-editor of the forthcoming Strange Matings: Octavia E. Butler, Feminism, Science Fiction, and African American Voices, and she edits reviews for The Cascadia Subduction Zone, a literary quarterly from Aqueduct Press. She is a founding member of the Carl Brandon Society and serves on Clarion West’s Board of Directors. She’s fairly active on Twitter and Facebook, and she promises to update her homepage (www.nisishawl.com) soon.
Delilah Marvelle loves exploring the naughtier side of history. She is RT’s Reviewer’s Choice Award winner of 2011 for Best Sensual Historical Romance of the year. You can visit her at her website at www.DelilahMarvelle.com or her blog, A BIT O’MUSLIN, which explores sex throughout history, at www.DelilahMarvelle.blogspot.com.
Cameron McClure joined the Donald Maass Literary Agency in 2004, and handles the agency’s foreign and film rights as well as her own growing client list. Prior to this she worked as an assistant agent for Curtis Brown. She represents mostly fiction, and is especially looking for projects that combine genre style plotting with literary quality writing. She’s also interested in seeing literary fiction, mystery and suspense, urban fantasy (fantasy and SF set on earth), and projects with multi-cultural, international, environmental, and GBLT themes. She’s drawn to non-fiction that reads like fiction, and that explores subcultures or topics that haven’t quite broken into the mainstream.
J. A. Pitts resides in the Pacific Northwest where he hunts dragons, trolls and other beasties among the coffee shops and tattoo parlors.
Patrick Swenson edited Talebones magazine for 14 years, and still runs Fairwood Press, a small press book publishing company, which began in 2000. A graduate of Clarion West, he has sold stories to the anthology Like Water for Quarks, and magazines such as Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Fantasy Magazine, Figment, and others. Patrick recently sold his novel The Ultra Thin Man to Tor, with a release date set for sometime in 2014. He runs the Rainforest Writers Village retreat every spring at Lake Quinault, Washington. Patrick has been a high school teacher for 27 years. He lives in Bonney Lake, Washington with his ten-year-old son Orion.
Shannon Page has published several dozen short stories; her first two novels, appearing in 2013, are Eel River, from Morrigan Books; and The Queen and The Tower, from Per Aspera Press. She also works as an editor, copy editor, and proofreader. Shannon is a longtime yoga practitioner, has no tattoos, and is an avid gardener at home in Portland, Oregon. Visit her at www.shannonpage.net.
MARK J. FERRARI
Mark J. Ferrari’s first fantasy novel, The Book of Joby, was published by TOR in 2007 and honored as a Booksense Pick, made Booklist’s ‘Top Ten’ for science fiction/fantasy in 2008, was a finalist for the Endeavor Award the same year, and was re-released as a mass market paperback in January of 2012. He has published several short stories in various anthologies since then and currently resides in Seattle, Washington. More info on his art and writing can be found at www.markferrari.com.