Cassandra Rose Clarke’s work has placed in the Rhysling Awards and been nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award, the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award, the Pushcart Prize, and YALSA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults. She grew up in south Texas and currently lives in Virginia, where she writes and tends to multiple cats. She holds an M.A. in creative writing from The University of Texas at Austin, and in 2010 she attended the Clarion West Writer’s Workshop in Seattle.
Her book, Demon Song is a nominee for this year’s Webster Award.
Cass Morris is a writer living in central Virginia. Her novels, The Aven Cycle, are Roman-flavored historical fantasy. She is also one-third of the team behind the three-time Hugo Award Finalist podcast Worldbuilding for Masochists. Cass works as Research Editor and Worldbuilding Specialist at Plato Learning, a company which runs mythology-themed summer camps and other educational programming. Cass provides developmental editing for the camps’ immersive, interactive theatrical experiences. Previously, she worked as Academic Resources Manager at the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, VA. She holds a Master of Letters in Shakespeare studies from Mary Baldwin University and a BA in English and History from the College of William and Mary. Her novel, The Bloodstained Shade, is a finalist for this year’s Webster Award.
Born and raised in central Minnesota, Dennis M. Myers developed a serious reading habit early in life due to the influence of his grandmother. In late high school he read one particularly “awful” book and, with all that teenage hubris, decided that he could do better.
After spending a decade in the United States Navy, aboard submarines and teaching younger sailors, he settled in Virginia. The story ideas he had been saving were eventually compiled into a timeline spanning thousands of years. When the opportunity came to write full time for a few months, he jumped at it with the full support of his wonderful wife, May. He hasn’t stopped writing since.
His most recent work, Rise of the Automated Empire, is available now. The first book in the series, Final Assembly, is a nominee for this year’s Webster Award.