Authors and Artists


Ada Hoffmann

Ada Hoffmann is the author of MONSTERS IN MY MIND. Her writing has appeared in Strange Horizons, Asimov’s, and UncannyShe programs computers to write poetry, and her Autistic Book Party review series is devoted to autism representation in speculative fiction. You can find her online at or on Twitter at @xasymptoteor support her at

Aidan Moher

Aidan Moher is the Hugo Award-winning founder of A Dribble of Ink, author of “On the Phone with Goblins” and “The Penelope Qingdom,” and a regular contributor to and the Barnes & Noble SF&F Blog. He lives on Vancouver Island with his wife and kids, but you can most easily find him on Twitter (@adribbleofink) or his website (


Alexis A. Hunter

Alexis A. Hunter is a speculative short story writer in possession of a superbly shaped skull. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found cursing too much on Twitter or taking too many pictures of her daughter. Her stories have appeared in magazines such as Fireside Fiction, Shimmer, and Apex, among others. To learn more, visit — or if you aren’t afraid of a few (hundred) f-bombs, follow her on Twitter (@alexisahunter).

D. A. Vorobyov

D.A. Vorobyov is a student and writer based in North Carolina. Their work haspreviously appeared in Strange Horizons and is forthcoming from Glittership, and they were a finalist for the 2017 Dell Magazines Award. They are a graduate of the 2016 and 2017 Alpha Workshop for Young Writers. 

Darcie Little Badger

Dr. Darcie Little Badger is a Lipan Apache scientist and writer. Her short fiction has appeared in multiple places, including Love Beyond Body, Space, and Time (Nicholson, ed.), Strange Horizons, The Dark, Mythic Delirium, Lightspeed (POC Destroy Fantasy), Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, and Cicada Magazine. Darcie’s debut comic, “Worst Bargain in Town,” was published in Moonshot: The Indigenous Comics Collection, Volume 2. She also has comics inRelational Constellation and Deer Woman: An Anthology by Native Realities.

Elsa Sjunneson-Henry

Elsa Sjunneson-Henry is a deafblind speculative fiction writer and editor. She’s had work published at, Uncanny Magazine, Fireside, and the Boston Globe. She’s the managing editor of Fireside and the Guest Co-Editor in Chief of Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction. In her spare time she destroys the patriarchy and snuggles her hound dog.


Ginger Weil

Ginger Weil has been a bookseller, baker, barista, and librarian. She is easily encouraged with caffeine. Ginger has presented dinosaur-themed story times and robot-themed story times for human children and would be delighted to share a human-themed story time with robot dinosaur children. Her stories have appeared in Apex, Daily Science Fiction, and GigaNotoSaurus.


Hayley Stone

photo courtesy of author Hayley StoneHayley Stone is a writer, editor, and poet from California. She is the author of the Machinations series from Hydra/Random House, with book one having been selected as an Amazon Best Sci-fi & Fantasy Book of the Year for 2016. Her short fiction and poetry have appeared in Fireside MagazineNew Myths MagazineStar*Line, and various anthologies. When not reading or writing, Hayley studies history, falls in love with video game characters, and analyzes buildings for velociraptor entry points. Find her at and on Twitter @hayley_stone.

John Wiswell

John (@wiswell) is a writer who lives where New York keeps all its trees. His stories have appeared at Fireside Magazine, Daily Science Fiction, Nature, and Podcastle. He has a lifelong dream of being eaten by a T-Rex, and would settle for a robot one if you have affordable rates.


Karen Osborne

photo courtesy of Karen Osborne

Karen Osborne lives in Baltimore with two violins, an autoharp, four cameras, a husband and a bonkers orange cat. She’s been a reporter, a wedding videographer, a newspaper photographer, a high school English teacher, a Starfleet captain and a Scottish fiddler. She is a graduate of Viable Paradise and the Clarion Writers’ Workshop.Her short fiction can currently be found at Escape Pod, and forthcoming in Fireside Magazine and Beneath Ceaseless Skies.

Katie Spina

Katie Spina gets paid to be a writer for an insurance company and gets a reason to live by writing for herself. She’s been creating stories since she was old enough to think them up. Her first “novel” was an Agatha Christie/Dallas TV show hybrid mystery that was about twelve pages long. She still has a copy. Even for a 9 year old, it’s downright terrible. Now Katie wears the proud mantle of Writing Fugleman in addition to Writer. She delights in the success of the writers she meets at conferences. She’s drawn to people with a certain spark and thrills in bringing these incredible people together. The bigger the community, the greater everyone’s success.
She lives in the Detroit area with her husband and her son, inspiring the next generation to put their stories into the world.

Kathryn Kania

photo courtesy of Kathryn KaniaKathryn Kania is a writer and teen librarian living in New England with a partner and a cat. They enjoy swing dancing, food, and storytelling of all stripes. They once saw a T-rex strip on stage and it’s all been downhill from there. You can find them on twitter @Katykreation or on Goodreads.


Khaalidah Muhammed-Ali

photo courtesy of Khaalidah Muhammad-AliKhaalidah Muhammad-Ali lives in Houston, Texas, with her family. Khaalidah’s publications include Strange Horizons, Fiyah Magazine, Diabolical Plots and others. Her fiction has been featured in “The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume 12” edited by Jonathan Strahan and  “The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume Three” edited by Neil Clarke. You can hear her narrations at several venues. As co-editor of PodCastle audio magazine, Khaalidah is committed to encouraging more women and POC to submit fantasy stories.

Of her alter ego, K from the planet Vega, it is rumored that she owns a time machine and knows the secret to immortality.

M. Raoulee

Avatar by Rica March, courtesy of the creatorM. Raoulee is a queer author and artist residing in Arizona with a tortie and a lot of broken glass.  You may remember her from Brave Boy World, Broken Metropolis or you favorite peculiar corner of sci-fi fandom.  If not, welcome aboard.  Happy to have you.

Mina Li

Mina Li hails from the hinterlands known as Michigan, and remembers crying her eyes out while watching The Land Before Time in kindergarten when Littlefoot’s mom died. When she’s not thinking of stories to write, she likes to try out new recipes, knit everything from socks to blankets, and take long spring and summer walks in her neighborhood.

Morgan Swim

Morgan Swim is a non-binary writer and artist. Their work frequently features robots, A.I., and copious amounts of gender and blood. They live in Florida with their two cats. You can find them at @MarsChildWells on twitter.

Nibedita Sen

Nibedita Sen is a 2015 graduate of the Clarion West Writers Workshop. She accumulated a number of English degrees of varying usefulness in India before deciding she wanted another in creative writing, and that she was going to move halfway across the world for it. These days, she does grad student things while consuming copious amounts of coffee and videogames, and making far too many lists. She enjoys the company of puns and potatoes, and her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Anathema, Nightmare and Fireside.

Osahon Ize-Iyamu

Osahon Ize-Iyamu lives in Nigeria, where he writes speculative fiction. He has been published in Clarkesworld and The Dark and is a graduate of the 2017 Alpha Writers Workshop. You can find him online @osahon4545


Rachael K. Jones

photo courtesy of Rachael JonesRachael K. Jones grew up in various cities across Europe and North America, picked up (and mostly forgot) six languages, and acquired several degrees in the arts and sciences. Now she writes speculative fiction in Portland, Oregon. Her debut novella, Every River Runs to Salt, will be out with Fireside Fiction in late 2018. Contrary to the rumors, she is probably not a secret android. Rachael is a World Fantasy Award nominee and Tiptree Award honoree. Her fiction has appeared in dozens of venues worldwide, including Lightspeed, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Strange Horizons, and PodCastle. Follow her on Twitter @RachaelKJones.


Kelsey Liggett

courtesy of artist Kelsey LiggettKelsey Liggett is a freelance illustrator based out of North Texas. In her spare time she makes comics. In her spare spare time, she plans new ways to become the very best, like no one ever was.

Kelsey created the header for ROBOT DINOSAURS! You can see her portfolio at her website.

Grace Fong

Grace Fong is a Hugo-nominated American artist working out of Vancouver BC, specializing in illustrating speculative fiction. She is best known for bringing characters to life and making promotional campaign material for new books. She spends her small bits of free time traveling, eating, and playing with her cat.

Grace is the artist for the ROBOT DINOSAURS! Anthology, and you can see her portfolio at her website.

Rhiannon R-S

A queer illustrator and writer, Rhiannon R-S works with juxtaposition and layering, especially comparing and contrasting humanity with elements of monstrosity and phantasm. Find their work at and @charibdys on Twitter.
Rhiannon is one of the artists for story illustrations in ROBOT DINOSAURS!

Kit Leighton, aka ‘kittybot’ or ‘FaroreNightclaw’, is a 31-year-old furry, scifi, and fantasy artist from San Jose, California. It’s an agender enby who lives with bipolar, CPTSD, anxiety, chronic mysofascial pain, and autism. It’s been making its living as an artist for 12 years and primarily makes its money from private commissions, supplemented by income from Patreon, art shows and conventions, and doing graphics for pet sim web sites. It’s a feminist and activist and it’s polyamorous, panromantic, asexual, kinky, and all around queer. Its furry character is a 4′ tall neotenic robotic tiger. It loves sushi, pasta salad, Impressionist art, cooking, collecting miniature objects, The Dark Crystal, taxidermy, robots, mythology, obnoxiously bright colors, and spending time with its friends and partners. Twitter: @farorenightclaw

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Rekka Jay

Rekka Jay is an American graphic designer, illustrator, and seamster who is passionate about wellness, books, and dinosaurs. She illustrates using traditional mediums, most often pen and marker, as well as digital. Each day she wakes at sunrise to write SFF under her pen name, R J Theodore. Her art and design work can be found at Her written portfolio can be found at She pings as @bittybittyzap on Instagram and Twitter.

James Kurella

I’m an oil painter living in Columbus Ohio, making my way in one of the brightest and most creative cities in the country. I’ve run a figure painting group that meets weekly where we paint, draw, and sculpt from a live model and discuss technique, style, and process. This has been an eye opening experience for me as it allows me to share my knowledge, learn from my fellow artists, and both give and get constructive feedback on the work. I also help run a group of Printmakers in Columbus that meets monthly to work, critique, and learn new techniques. I’ve been showing my work for the past 4 years, and have recently begun to explore watercolors. You can see more of my work at, or on Twitter @jameskurella.