2014 Workshop Leaders

TINA CONNOLLY

Tina Connolly lives with her family in Portland, Oregon, in a house that came with a dragon in the basement and blackberry vines in the attic. Her stories have appeared in Strange Horizons, Lightspeed, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and more. Her Nebula-nominated novel IRONSKIN released from Tor Books in Fall 2012, with the sequel COPPERHEAD to follow in Fall 2013, and the third and final book in Fall 2014. She is a frequent reader for Podcastle, BCS, and others, and narrates the Parsec-winning flash fiction podcast Toasted Cake. In the summer she works as a face painter, which means a glitter-filled house is an occupational hazard. Her website is tinaconnolly.com.

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Tina Connolly, Author



ALMA ALEXANDER

Alma Alexander’s life so far has prepared her very well for her chosen career. She was born in a country which no longer exists on the maps, has lived and worked in seven countries on four continents (and in cyberspace!), has climbed mountains, dived in coral reefs, flown small planes, swum with dolphins, touched two-thousand-year-old tiles in a gate out of Babylon. She is a novelist, anthologist and short story writer who currently shares her life between the Pacific Northwest of the USA (where she lives with her husband and two cats) and the wonderful fantasy worlds of her own imagination. You can find out more about Alma on her websites (www.AlmaAlexander.org and www.AlmaAlexander.com), her Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alma-Alexander/67938071280) or her blog (http://anghara.livejournal.com).

Alma Alexander

Alma Alexander, Author



BETH MEACHAM

Beth Meacham has been a science fiction and fantasy editor for 25 years. She has worked for Ace Books, Berkeley, and Tor, where she was editor in chief from 1985 through 1989. She now works as an Executive Editor for Tor, from her home in Arizona.

Her bibliography includes: Nightshade: Weird Heroes 4 (novel) with Tappan King; A Reader’s Guide to Science Fiction (non-fiction) with Baird Searles, Martin Last and Michael Franklin; A Reader’s Guide to Fantasy (non-fiction) with Baird Searles and Michael Franklin; Barlow’s Guide to Extraterrestrials with Wayne D. Barlowe; Di Fate’s Catalog of Science Fiction Hardware with Vincent Di Fate; and she editted Terry’s Universe.

And her short fiction includes: “A Dream Can Make A Difference” in By Any Other Fame; Mondo Marilyn; “A Spark In The Darkness” in Alternate Outlaws; “Ashes To Ashes” in More Whatdunits; “Coyote” in Sisters In Fantasy; “Glamour Profession” in Witch Fantastic; “On Tiptoe” in Dinosaur Fantastic; “One By One” in Alternate Warriors; “The Coney Island Freak Show Babe”in Pulphouse; and “The Tale of Ali The Camel Driver” in Aladdin: Master of the Lamp.

 

Beth Meacham

Beth Mecham, Editor



DAVID LEVINE

David D. Levine is the author of over fifty published science fiction and fantasy stories. His work has appeared in markets including
Asimov’s, Analog, F&SF, and Realms of Fantasy and has won or been nominated for awards including the Hugo, Nebula, Sturgeon, and Campbell. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife Kate Yule, with whom he co-edits the fanzine Bento. His award-winning short story
collection Space Magic is now available as an ebook from all the major ebook stores, and his web page can be found at
http://www.daviddlevine.com.

 

David Levine

David Levine, Author



BREE OGDEN

Bree Ogden joined D4EO in November 2011, after having been an associate literary agent at Martin Literary Management for nearly 2 years representing children’s, YA, and graphic novels.

Bree graduated with her BA in Philosophy from Southern Virginia University where she served as editor-in-chief of the University’s newsmagazine. She was awarded Most Valuable Player and Editor of the Year, as well as SVU’s Pioneer Award, an honor the University awards to two students each year. She then received her MA in Journalism with an emphasis in editing and expository writing at Northeastern University where she worked on both the New England Press Association Bulletin, and also served as the features editor of the premier campus music magazine, Tastemakers Magazine.

Bree has spent many years working as a freelance journalist and currently co-operates the macabre children’s magazine Underneath the Juniper Tree where she serves as Editorial Director. Bree is an instructor and columnist for the Web site LitReactor.com where she teaches Intro to Graphic Novel Writing. Bree is also the newest judge for the Ghastly Awards–Honoring Excellence in Horror Comics, and comics writers at BloodyDisgusting.com.

 

Bree Ogden

Bree Ogden, Agent



MARK HENRY

Mark Henry gleefully twists urban fantasy into extremes of comedy, filth and horror (Happy Hour of the Damned). He also writes young adult horror and fantasy under the pseudonym Daniel Marks (Velveteen) and erotica as Amanda Feral. He spends way too much time glued to the internet and collects books obsessively. He’s been a psychotherapist for children and adolescents, a group home counselor, and a Halloween store manager, and has survived earthquakes, volcanoes and typhoons to get where he is today, which is to say, in his messy office surrounded by half empty coffee cups. He lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife, Caroline, and three furry monsters with no regard for quality carpeting. None.

Mark Henry

Mark Henry, Author



K.C. BALL

K.C. Ball has had more than fifty speculative fiction short stories published, in various print and online magazines such as Analog, Lightspeed, Waylines, and Murky Depths. She has a published collection of short stories, Snapshots From A Black Hole & Other Oddities, from Hydra House Books, and a novel, Lifting Up Veronica, from Every Day Publishers. A 2010 graduate of the Clarion West writers workshop, K.C. won the 2009 Writers of the Future award for her short story, Coward’s Steel, and won the Speculation Literature Foundation’s Older Writer grant in 2012. From July 2009 through April 2012, she edited and published 10Flash, an online quarterly genre fiction magazine devoted to flash fiction, presenting stories from established writers, such as Cat Rambo, Jay Lake, Ken Scholes, John Pitts and Ken Liu, as well as newcomers, including local writers such as Keffy Kehrli, Folly Blaine, Dale Ivan Smith and Shawna Reppert.

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K. C. Ball, Author



LISA RODGERS

A San Francisco Bay Area native, Lisa Rodgers graduated from California State University, Sacramento, in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature. Her degree also included a minor in German literature-in-translation, history, and culture (she sadly doesn’t speak German, although it’s on her bucket list!). She moved to New York City to attend NYU’s Summer Publishing Institute and joined the JABberwocky team in late 2012. She’s previously worked at San Francisco/Sacramento Book Reviews and Barnes & Noble, interned at Levine Greenberg Literary Agency, and read submissions for Lightspeed Magazine.

Lisa Rodgers

Lisa Rodgers, Agent