Issue Five Contributor Biographies
Lavie Tidhar is the author of linked-story collection HebrewPunk (2007), novellas An Occupation of Angels (2005), and forthcoming Cloud Permutations (2009) and Gorel & The Pot-Bellied God (2010) and, with Nir Yaniv, short novel The Tel Aviv Dossier (2009). He’s lived on three continents and one island-nation, and currently lives in South East Asia.
Lavie’s web site is at http://www.lavietidhar.co.uk
RJ Astruc is an African-Irish queer female living in New Zealand. Her fiction has been accepted by Strange Horizons, Abyss & Apex, Andromeda Spaceways and Aurealis magazine, amongst others. Her new novel is Harmonica + Gig.
P. Andrew Miller
P. Andrew Miller is a gay, fantasy writer-poet-essayist who currently teaches creative writing and literature at Northern Kentucky University. His stories have appeared in Dragon Magazine, Sword & Sorceress #13 & #19, Twice Upon A Time, Love Under Foot, and in many other publications and anthologies.
Grace Morely is a fifty-eight-year-old grandmother. She has been published in several e-zines, a few anthologies, and several magazines, most of them after her fiftieth birthday. She has always had an interest in writing, and as a teenager, she began to chronicle a journal in which she kept many poems. Strange poems according to her friends and family, but she kept it up through adulthood. Her experience in having short stories published is newly found, as she is now taking some time to pursue her writing interests with more enthusiasm. She says “It is never too late to follow your dreams.”
Carter Meland has been teaching American Indian Literature courses for the Department of American Indian Studies since before the turn of the millennium. He received his Ph.D. in American Studies with a thesis that examined the role of tricksters in the works of contemporary Native novelists. His academic work has appeared in journals like American Studies, Studies in the Humanities, and Studies in American Indian Literatures. His fiction has appeared in Yellow Medicine Review and The Scruffy Dog Review, and is forthcoming in The Battered Suitcase. He is now at work researching Native writing in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres.