by Marie Bilodeau, Dragon Moon Press
Marie Bilodeau is an Ottawa-based science-fiction and fantasy author. Her space fantasy novel, Destiny’s Blood, was nominated for the 2011 Aurora Awards and won the Bronze Medal for Science-Fiction in the Foreword Book Awards. She is also the author of the Heirs of a Broken Land, a fantasy trilogy described as “fresh and exciting” by Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo award-winning author of WAKE. Her short stories have appeared in several magazines and anthologies, including the recent When the Hero Comes Home, edited by Ed Greenwood and Gabrielle Harbowy.
Food for the Gods
by Karen Dudley, Ravenstone Books
Karen Dudley wrote a short stack of wildlife biology books and four environmental mystery novels before she had an epiphany . . . she wanted to write fantasy. So she did. Her first fantasy novel, Food for the Gods, takes place in ancient Greece, and has also been nominated for a Bony Blithe award (The Bloody Words Light Mystery Award) as well as the Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher. Karen lives in Winnipeg with her husband, daughter, and the requisite authorial cats.
Healer’s Sword: Part 7 of the Okal Rel Saga
by Lynda Williams, EDGE
Lynda Williams (B.A., M.L.S., M.Sc Computation) is the author of the ten-novel Okal Rel Saga (Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing) and the editor of the Okal Rel Legacies series (Absolute Xpress). She hosts the Writer’s Craft on the Clarion Blog with David Lott and promotes optimistic SF on Reality Skimming (okalrel.org/blog and facebook.com/relskim) with Richard Bartrop, David Lott and Michelle Carraway. Lynda was also producer and editor of literary journal “Reflections on Water” for ten years at UNBC , has appeared in anthologies, and had a story produced on CBC. Lynda works and teaches in applied technology
by Tanya Huff, DAW Books, Inc.
Following three years in the Canadian Naval Reserve (as a cook), a year studying forestry (although not very hard), a winter hanging around Universal studios (on the set of Operation Petticoat), a degree in Radio and Television Arts, and time spent managing North America’s oldest surviving SF&F bookstore (Bakka-Phoenix when it was only Bakka) Tanya Huff moved to rural Ontario with her wife Fiona Patton and began writing science fiction and fantasy full-time — or as full-time as possible around the needs of nine cats, two dogs, and eighty acres of land. Her twenty-seven books range from heroic fantasy (the Quarters books) through humour (the Keeper Chronicles) to military SF (the Torin Kerr Confederation series) and include SCHOLAR OF DECAY a novel set in TSR’s Ravenloft universe as well as four short story collections and two e-collections and recent e-reprints of GATE OF DARKNESS, CIRCLE OF LIGHT and THE FIRE’S STONE. Her latest novel was THE SILVERED, a heroic fantasy with werewolves and a Napoleonic tech level and her next will be, THE FUTURE FALLS, the third in the Gale Girls series.
by Chadwick Ginther, Ravenstone Books
Chadwick Ginther is the author of Thunder Road (Ravenstone Books), first in a fantasy trilogy in which the larger-than-life personalities and monsters of Norse mythology lurk hidden in Manitoba. Thunder Road, a Winnipeg Free Press and Locus Magazine trade paperback bestseller, is also shortlisted for the Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book by a Manitoba Author, the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction, and the Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher. Tombstone Blues, the next book in the trilogy, will be released in Fall 2013.
His short fiction has appeared recently in On Spec, Tesseracts 16: Parnassus Unbound and Fungi. A former Emerging Writer-in-Residence at Aqua Books, his writing has also appeared in The Winnipeg Free Press, Quill and Quire, The Winnipeg Review, and Prairie books NOW. Chadwick grew up in Morden, Manitoba and lives and writes in Winnipeg.
by Robert J. Sawyer, Penguin Canada
Robert J. Sawyer has won the Hugo Award (for Hominids), the Nebula Award (for The Terminal Experiment), the John W. Campbell Memorial Award (for Mindscan), the Seiun Award (for Illegal Alien) and the Audie Award (for Calculating God). The ABC TV series FlashForward was based on his novel of the same name.