Russ Crossley
Linda DeMeulemeester
Eileen Kernaghan
Carlos Lozano-Gilabert

Rhea Rose
Rita Schulz
Marcie Lynn Tentchoff
Casey June Wolf


International selling author, Russ Crossley writes science fiction and fantasy, and mystery/suspense. Over his more than 15 year career, he has published 14 novels and over 100 short stories. With his wife, writer/artist Rita Schulz, he co-owns 53rd Street Publishing, a multi-genre publisher.

Linda’s speculative short fiction has been published in zines, magazines, and anthologies, most recently: Edge Press’ Compostela – Tesseracts Twenty); Exile’s Dead North and Playground of Lost Toys. Her spooky children’s series, Grim Hill, has been translated into French, Spanish and Korean. Wandering Fox, an imprint of Heritage Books is republishing the award-winning books with more books launching this fall.

Eileen Kernaghan lives in New Westminster. Her nine historical fantasy novels reflect her fascination with other times and places, from the prehistoric Indus Valley to Victorian England. Her most recent YA/teen novel, Sophie, in Shadow, shortlisted for a Sunburst Award for literature of the fantastic, is set in 1914 India under the Raj. A collection of her speculative poetry, Tales from the Holograph Woods, was published in 2009 .by Wattle & Daub Books. She also has an outstanding record of VCon attendance.

Carlos Lozano is a writer of flash-fiction and screenplays. He has a solid a solid background in science and psychology. His flash-fiction revolves around horror and love stories. His screenplays reflect his love of adventure. He writes both in English and in Spanish.

Rhea‘s first story was selected by Judith Merril for the very first Tesseracts anthology and nominated for an Aurora Award. Her latest works appear in Clockwork Canada and Pulp Literature. She has her MFA in creative writing from UBC.

International selling author, Rita Schulz writes science fiction, fantasy, and mystery/suspense. She is also an artist. Over her more than 15 year career in writing, she has published 1 novel and over 30 short stories. With her husband, writer/artist Russ Crossley, she co-owns 53rd Street Publishing, a multi-genre publisher.

Marcie Lynn Tentchoff is an Aurora award winning writer/poet/editor from Gibsons, BC. Her work has appeared in such publications as Weird Tales, Strange Horizons, and On Spec.

Casey June Wolf is a writer of occasional poems and speculative fiction stories that range from moody slipstream to hard science fiction. Upcoming publications include “Fog” in The Nettle Tree: Strangely Different Western Stories and several poems in Your Death Full of Flowers (both due out Fall 2016). Casey lives in East Van, BC. Read her musings and find links to her work at Another Fine Day in the Scriptorium: http://finedayscriptorium.blogspot.ca