About the Authors
Orson Scott Card, the author of the New York Times bestseller Ender’s Game, has won several Hugo and Nebula awards for his works of speculative fiction. His Ender novels are widely read by adults and younger readers and are increasingly used in schools. Besides these and other science fiction novels, Card writes contemporary fantasy, American-frontier fantasy, biblical novels, poetry, plays, and scripts.
Bradley P. Beaulieu is an award-winning author of epic fantasy fiction. He has published work in the Realms of Fantasy magazine, Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, and Writers of the Future 20.
David Farland is the pseudonym of Dave Wolverton, an American author of fantasy fiction who lives in Utah with his wife and five children. He was a budding author during his college years but came to prominence when he won the Writers of the Future L. Ron Hubbard Gold Award for On My Way to Paradise in 1987. He has achieved much renown in the science fiction field, but fans may know him best as the author of Star Wars novels; The Courtship of Princess Leia was met with acclaim from critics and readers alike and became a New York Times bestselling novel.
David Lubar grew up in Morristown, New Jersey. His books include Hidden Talents, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; Flip, a VOYA Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror selection; and the short-story collections In the Land of the Lawn Weenies and Invasion of the Road Weenies. He lives in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, with his wife, daughter, and three cats.
James Maxey is the author of the Bitterwood fantasy trilogy, Nobody Gets the Girl, Burn Baby Burn, the Dragon Apocalypse series, and numerous short stories.
Peter Orullian has worked at Microsoft for nearly a decade, most recently leading the music and entertainment marketing strategy for Xbox LIVE. He has published several short stories and is the author of The Great Defense of the Layosah, The Unremembered, and The Battle of the Round, among others. He lives in Seattle.
Tim Pratt’s work has appeared in The Best American Short Stories: 2005, The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, Strange Horizons, Realms of Fantasy, Asimov’s, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, and Year’s Best Fantasy, among many others. Pratt, an editor for Locus magazine, lives in Oakland, California.
Eric James Stone is a Nebula Award winner and Hugo Award nominee. He has had stories published in Year’s Best SF 15, Analog, Nature, and Kevin J. Anderson’s Blood Lite anthologies of humorous horror, among others. He lives in Eagle Mountain, Utah.