Damon Shaw is a writer and carpenter living in the Canary Isles with his husband and a menagerie of animals from peafowl to goats. When he can fit it in around puppet-making, classical singing, earning a living (ha! Remember that anyone?) and caring for ducklings, he writes. His first professionally published story was “The Door,” with Flash Fiction Online in 2009. One of his last published stories was “Widdershins Mine”, again here in Flash Fiction Online in November 2019. In the intervening ten years he has been published in various anthologies from Lethe Press, where Seven Lovers and the Sea was reprinted in best-of anthology, Wilde Stories, also in Daily Science Fiction. He has audio stories with the Drabblecast
and the Dunesteef and has a forthcoming story from the point of view of every housefly that ever lived with the Glittership podcast.
Nebula Award-nominated Beth Cato is the author of the Clockwork Dagger duology and the Blood of Earth trilogy from Harper Voyager. She’s a Hanford, California native transplanted to the Arizona desert, where she lives with her husband, son, and requisite cats. Follow her at BethCato.com and on Twitter at @BethCato.
Samantha L. Strong (formerly S. L. Saboviec) writes dark and beautiful sci-fi and fantasy stories about complicated characters. Like many Elder Millenials, she’d like to become an herbalist and live in an abandoned (and probably haunted) nunnery somewhere far away from people. She loves drawing sigils on everything, growing plants, and playing with her three adorable daughters. You can find more about her writing at SamanthaLStrong.com. Beating the odds against metastatic breast cancer since 2017.
Wendy Nikel is a speculative fiction author with a degree in elementary education, a fondness for road trips, and a terrible habit of forgetting where she’s left her cup of tea. Her short fiction has been published in Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, Daily Science Fiction, Nature: Futures, and elsewhere. Her time travel novella series, beginning with The Continuum, is available from World Weaver Press. For more info, visit wendynikel.com
Sylvia Heike is a writer from Finland. Her stories have appeared in Nature Futures, Zooscape, Cast of Wonders, and more. When not writing, she enjoys knitting, gardening, and watching birds. Her favourite bird varies from month to month. Read more at www.sylviaheike.com or follow her on Twitter @sylviaheike.
Kristina Ten is a Russian-American writer of short fiction and poetry, and a 2019 graduate of Clarion West Writers Workshop. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Lightspeed, Black Static, AE Science Fiction, Witness, and elsewhere. She currently lives in Colorado, where she is an MFA candidate at the University of Colorado Boulder. You can find her at kristinaten.com and on Twitter as @kristina_ten.