Neve Maslakovic writes mysteries set in the speculative realm. She is the author of four novels, including Regarding Ducks and Universes. Her life journey took her from Belgrade, Serbia to a Ph.D. at Stanford University’s STAR Lab to her dream job as a writer. She lives with her husband, son, and very energetic goldendoodle in…
Sharon Grosh, a Minnesota native, has been moving on a learning path that includes teaching yoga, teaching mindful self-compassion meditation to girls in prison, mixed media art including indigo, Shibori, natural dye gardening, deconstructed printing, and eco-dyeing from her garden.
Joan Marie Verba
Joan Marie Verba is an author, publisher, and web developer. An experienced writer, she is the author of the nonfiction books Voyager: Exploring the Outer Planets and Boldly Writing, as well as fiction such as Defying the Ghosts, Sword of Queens, and Wondry Dragon Finds a Home, among many other books and short stories. She…
Steven Hopstaken lives in St. Louis Park, Minnesota with his wife and co-author, Melissa Prusi. They are the authors of Stoker’s Wilde, Stoker’s Wilde West, and Land of the Dead: A Stoker’s Wilde Novel. His first solo novel is A Man Among Ghosts, forthcoming in 2023 from Flame Tree Press/Simon and Schuster.
Kathryn Sullivan writes young adult science fiction and fantasy. She started writing science fiction and fantasy not long after she had finished reading all of the books in her father’s reading collection. Stories about girl agents defeating alien bad guys and tales of wizards’ apprentices looking for forgotten treasure filled school notebooks alongside her regular…
Richard Thieme – author and speaker for 30 years – addresses challenges posed by technologies, how to redesign ourselves to meet them, and creativity in response to change. His speaking addresses “the human in the machine” and technology-related security and intelligence issues as they come home to our humanity. He has published hundreds of articles,…
A. Merc Rustad
A. Merc Rustad is a queer non-binary writer who lives in Minnesota. Merc is a Nebula Awards finalist, and their stories have appeared in Lightspeed, Fireside, Apex, Uncanny, Nightmare, and several Year’s Best anthologies. Their debut short story collection, So You Want to be a Robot, was published by Lethe Press.
Bryan Thao Worra
Bryan Thao Worra is the Lao Minnesotan Poet Laureate and holds over 20 national and international awards for his writing and community leadership. He is the president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association and 2019 Joyce Fellow. He holds a 2009 NEA Fellowship in Literature, and represented the nation of Laos during the…
Nathan Sacks is a professional academic dissertation editor, children’s and young adult book writer, graphic novel translator, and occasional journalist. He was born and raised in Ames, Iowa and currently lives in uptown Minneapolis. He works on fiction, book-length nonfiction, and scholarly writing, and aims to provide fresh and original writing in a variety of…