USA Today bestselling author, Amy Lee Burgess, has long been a fan and writer of paranormal romance and urban fantasy. Wolf shifters, vampires, dragons, gargoyles, and other assorted creatures can be found living between the pages of her books and within her heart.
Cat writes weird, lush speculative fiction for adults and children. She’s the author of When the Sea is Rising Red and Beastkeeper, and her short fiction and poetry have appeared in various magazines and anthologies, including Tor.com, Apex Magazine, Shimmer and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.
Icy writes Gothic-tinged not-quite-YA fantasy novels and Gothic short stories.
When she's not writing fiction, she's blogging about folklore, legends and the supernatural.
Jenny has always loved everything about stories. She earned a BA in English Language and Literature, and then an MFA in Creative Writing - Fiction from SNHU. She's taught literature and writing at the high school and college level, and recently got to work on her original fantasy series.
Laurie is an author of speculative fiction. She obtained an MA in creative writing from the University of Cape Town before going on to work as an editor of political non-fiction in London.
Masha writes fantasy and science fiction, set in alternate world South Africa. She trained as a visual artist, majoring in sculpture and went on to study bronzecasting.
Nerine is a South African author and editor of SFF currently residing in Cape Town. She is Skolion's founder. Her short fiction has been published widely and, most recently, her short story 'On the other Side of the Sea' was shortlisted for a Nommo in 2018.
Stacey is an aspiring writer of fantasy novels who has loved creating stories from an early age. She grew up with a solid foundation in English literature thanks to her mother, an English teacher. When she is not writing, she enjoys creating illustrations and learning to become a better artist and creative.
Tallulah holds a Bachelor of Journalism. However, she much prefers writing fiction. After spending a few years as an IT journalist, she now works in marketing and focuses her writing efforts on young and new adult fantasy novels.
Toby works and dreams in Cape Town, South Africa.
His writing is primarily fantasy and horror with the occasional digression into science and historical fiction.
Climber, tattoo-enthusiast, peanut-butter addict and loyal shibe-minion, Suzanne 'Xan' van Rooyen is a genderqueer, non-binary storyteller from South Africa, currently living in Finland where the heavy metal is soothing and the cold, dark forests inspiring. Xan has a Master’s degree in music, and--when not teaching--enjoys conjuring strange worlds and creating quirky characters. You can find Xan's short stories in the likes of Three-Lobed Burning Eye, Daily Science Fiction, Apparition Lit, and The Colored Lens. Xan hangs out on instagram, twitter, and facebook so feel free to say over there.
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Yolandie can often be found typing away at the computer or nibbling at the end of a paintbrush. When not writing or making art, she spends her time cuddling her daughter and husband, reading, fangirling, or gaming.