Wil Wheaton

Wil Wheaton first entered the public eye in 1986 with his critically acclaimed performance in Rob Reiner's Stand By Me. He spent his teenage years on the starship Enterprise as a series regular on Star Trek: The Next Generation.   [Read more...]

David B. Coe

David B. Coe was born on March 12, 1963 (Pisces, Chinese Year of the Rabbit). He grew up in the suburbs just outside of New York City, the youngest of four children. His mother, a school teacher, and his father, a stock broker, instilled in all of their kids a deep love of books, and, as a result, all four of the Coe children grew up to be writers.   [Read more...]

Michael Pederson

Mike Pederson is the publisher/editor/graphic designer responsible for the wildly successful semiprozine, Nth Degree. Mike began life as a semi-pro in 1988 when his SF short story, "Dust Storm," won first place in a local writing contest.   [Read more...]

L.E. Modesitt, Jr.

L. E. Modesitt, Jr., was born in 1943 in Denver, Colorado. He graduated from Williams College under the delusion that poetry was considered respectable and that fantasy and science fiction were not, a mistake he now attributes to youthful enthusiasm.   [Read more...]

John Scalzi

A brief introduction to me: I was born in 1969 and by 1983 it became clear to me that I had better become a writer because everything else was actual work. Since I graduated from college in 1991, I've been a full-time professional writer, sometimes working for others and sometimes working for myself. For the last several years I've been working for myself. We'll see how long that lasts.   [Read more...]

Alma Alexander

Alma Alexander is the author of three acclaimed novels that have been published exclusively in Australia and New Zealand. She was born in Yugoslavia, grew up in Africa, and now lives in the state of Washington. The Secrets of Jin-shei will also be published in Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Italy, and Germany.   [Read more...]

Gwyneth Jones

Born Feb 14, 1952 in Manchester, England, writer and critic of sf and fantasy also known as Ann Halam, writer of teenage fiction. Winner of two World Fantasy Awards, BSFA short story award, Children of the Night Award from the Dracula Society, Arthur C. Clarke award 2001 for Bold As Love; co-winner of the Tiptree award. Cult status as scriptwriter for the eighties scifi tv cartoon The Telebugs.   [Read more...]

Vijaya Schartz

Born and raised in France, Vijaya lived in India, Hawaii, Florida, and Philadelphia, before settling in sunny Arizona. She traveled throughout England, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Spain, the Himalayas, Japan, and saw the Sphinx and the Pyramids.? She returns to France regularly to visit her family.? Recently, she visited Luxembourg and Germany, Aragon, and Forez, to research her current medieval fantasy novels.? She visited Thailand in May of 2000.? Vijaya speaks flawless French and English but also studied Japanese, Spanish, and basic German.

More information at the official Vijaya Schartz website.   [Read more...]

Margaret Weis

Margaret Weis was born and raised in Independence, Missouri. She attended the University of Missouri, Columbia, graduating in 1970 with a BA in creative writing. Weis worked for almost thirteen years at Herald Publishing House in Independence, where she started as a proof-reader, ending as editorial director of the trade press division. Her first book, a biography of Frank and Jesse James, was published in 1981. In 1983, she moved to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, to take a job as book editor at TSR, Inc., producers of the DUNGEONS & DRAGONS role-playing game.   [Read more...]

Peter Straub

Peter Straub was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on 2 March, 1943, the first of three sons of a salesman and a nurse. The salesman wanted him to become an athlete, the nurse thought he would do well as either a doctor or a Lutheran minister, but all he wanted to do was to learn to read.   [Read more...]

Terry Brooks

Terry Brooks was born in Illinois in 1944, where he spent a great deal of his childhood and early adulthood dreaming up stories in and around Sinnissippi Park, the very same park that would eventually become the setting for his bestselling Word & Void trilogy.   [Read more...]

Nancy Kress

Nancy Kress was born Nancy Anne Koningisor in Buffalo, New York, on January 20, 1948. She grew up in East Aurora, New York, a sleepy upstate town given to cows and apples, where she spent most of her childhood either reading or playing in the woods. She went to college at State University of New York at Plattsburgh, earning a degree in elementary education, which she put to use for the next four years teaching the fourth grade. She liked this.   [Read more...]

K Bannerman

K Bannerman is an author and illustrator living in Vancouver, BC. Her short fiction has appeared in publications as diverse as Parabola Magazine, Premonitions Magazine, Lichen Literary Review and Regina Weese Literary Anthology, to name a few.   [Read more...]

Todd Lockwood

I have been drawing since before I can remember, literally since I was old enough to hold a pencil. Growing up, it was my main recreation. I taught myself to draw by making my own comic books on typing paper; it was great practice, drawing the same characters, objects, and settings in sequential multiples. It honed my story telling skills at the same time; story telling was really what was on my mind.   [Read more...]

Ken Wisman

Ken Wisman was born in NY, on Manhattan island, and was brought up in the shadows of the NY skyline in a small town in northern NJ. He took his Bachelors in English Lit in NJ and went to the University of Michigan as a PhD candidate. After a year pursuing his doctorate, Wisman dropped out and traveled for a year through Europe and Scandinavia where he hitchhiked, slept in open fields, and picked grapes in France for quick money.   [Read more...]

Catherine Wells

Catherine Wells is the author of five SF novels and several short stories. A diverse writer, Catherine recently researched and wrote a novel on wildland fire, and she can tell you more about the subject than you will ever want to know.   [Read more...]