Jeffrey Cook is quickly becoming a Steampunk veteran. He is the author of the emergent Steampunk Dawn of Steam trilogy. (Dawn of Steam: First Light, Dawn of Steam: Gods of the Sun, and Dawn of Steam: Rising Suns.) He has had Steampunk stories published in the anthologies Steampunk Trails 2, Avast Ye Airships, Free Flowing Stories, and A Cold Winter’s Night. In a much less steam-powered vein, he is also the author of the YA Science Fiction-Mystery Mina Cortez: From Bouquets to Bullets, and the first book of the Fair Folk Chronicles, Foul is Fair, co-written with his normal editor, Katherine Perkins.
He lives in the wilds of Maple Valley, Washington now, but after a start in Boulder, CO, he moved all over the United States (and a little bit of Canada). His mother insists he’s wanted to be an author since he was six years old, but he didn’t get his official start until 2014. In addition to the novels and anthology projects, the life-long gamer has contributed to Deep7 Games out of Seattle, WA. When not reading, researching, writing or gaming, he is also a passionate football fan. (Go Seahawks!)
Katherine Perkins is Jeff’s co-writer on Foul is Fair and a lot of other stories and edited his first trilogy with all the pedantry of someone who’s taught both grammar and history. She lives in Mobile, Alabama, with her husband and one extremely skittish cat. She was born in Lafayette, Louisiana, and will defend its cuisine on any field of honor. When not reading, researching, writing, or editing, she tries to remember what she was supposed to be doing.
Rozene Morgandy was born in Lamaline, Newfoundland in Canada. She now lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland with her husband and two cats. This will be her first time contributing in an anthology and publishing her work, although she has been writing since she was in her early teens. When not writing, talking about writing, or reading, Rozene enjoys playing a variety of video games, watching TV shows, and spending time with her husband and friends.
Writer and playwright, Janice Stucki, experienced the joy of having her late 70s-era themed play, Tropical Depression, produced for the NYC stage in the summer of 2014. This was followed up with another successful production in the summer of 2015 with Fight or Flight, a short play telling the story of two very anxious recruits during an aerospace training program who have more than their careers at stake. Janice has also published short stories in various small press publications, was a regular feature article contributor for a parents’ magazine, and has some pretty awful poetry that is certainly unpublishable to her credit. Janice’s inspirations for her creative endeavors whether twisted, schmaltzy or wondrous are shaped by her childhood loves which include dinosaurs and dragons, Marguerite Henry and Ray Bradbury, and Star Trek and Get Smart. She lives in the midst of hard-core suburbia in northern New Jersey with her family and their stubbornly adorable mixed-breed rescue hound, Mellow. Mixing the fantasy world of nanopunk with one of her favorite plays by Shakespeare has been a crazy and rewarding experience and Janice is thrilled to be a part of this anthology.
Carol Gyzander writes under her own name, even though few can spell or pronounce it (think “GUYS and her”). She was a prolific reader of classic science fiction and Agatha Christie mysteries in her early days because when you move every two years, you’re the perpetual new kid and have lots of time on your hands. But she became adept at people-watching in order to fit in at each new school, and followed this up by studying anthropology – the study of people and their culture – and lots and lots of English literature at Bryn Mawr College. Now that her kids have flown the coop, she has gone back to her early loves with an amateur detective novel and more science fiction in the works. She wrote a cyberpunk version of Macbeth for Volume I, and has followed it in this one with “Hank,” the prequel set in the same world. She was also the Managing Editor of this book. See what else Carol is working on at:
Esaias Mayo is an undergraduate biology major currently residing in Florida. A robust mixture of coffee and literature comprises his lifeblood. Raised in a military household, he is no stranger to travel and being raised on the road has greatly influenced his love for the adventurous aspect of science fiction. His love of fiction is matched only by his love of poetry. For a glimpse into his mind, follow his Twitter: