Guests of Honour


Tasha Alexander

Tasha Alexander
Tasha Alexander

The daughter of two philosophy professors, I grew up surrounded by books. I was convinced from an early age that I was born in the wrong century and spent much of my childhood under the dining room table pretending it was a covered wagon. Even there, I was never without a book in hand and loved reading and history more than anything. I studied English Literature and Medieval History at the University of Notre Dame. Writing is a natural offshoot of reading, and my first novel, And Only to Deceive, was published in 2005. I'm the author of the long-running Lady Emily Series as well as the novel Elizabeth: The Golden Age. One of the best parts of being an author is seeing your books translated, and I'm currently in love with the Japanese editions of the Emily books.
I played nomad for a long time, living in Indiana, Amsterdam, London, Wyoming, Vermont, Connecticut, and Tennessee before settling down. My husband, the brilliant British novelist Andrew Grant (I may be biased but that doesn't mean I'm wrong) and I live in southeastern Wyoming. I still don't have a covered wagon, but a log house goes a long way toward fulfilling my pioneer fantasies. Andrew makes sure I get my English characters right, and I make sure his American ones sound American.
www.tashaalexander.com

Peter V. Brett

Peter V Brett
Peter V. Brett

Peter V. Brett is the internationally bestselling author of the Demon Cycle series, which has sold over two million copies in 25 languages worldwide. Novels include The Warded Man, The Desert Spear, The Daylight War and The Skull Throne. The final novel in the series, The Core, will be published in August 2017. He lives in Manhattan.
www.petervbrett.com

Andrew Grant

Andrew Grant
Andrew Grant

Andrew Grant was born in Birmingham, England. He graduated in English Literature and Drama from the University of Sheffield, ran an independent theatre company, then fell into the telecommunications industry. Fifteen years later he escaped and established himself as the author of the critically-acclaimed novels Even, Die Twice, More Harm Than Good, RUN, False Positive, False Friend, and False Witness. His next thriller—Untouchable—will be published in January 2019. He is married to novelist Tasha Alexander and the couple live on a nature preserve in southeast Wyoming.
andrewgrantbooks.com









Harold Johnson

Harold Johnson
Harold Johnson

Harold Johnson is the author of five novels and two works of non-fiction. Corvus was nominated for the 2016 Saskatchewan Book Award for Aboriginal Peoples' Writing, and his fourth novel, The Cast Stone, won the 2011 Saskatchewan Book Award for Fiction. He has served in the Canadian Navy, worked as a packsack miner and logger, and holds a Master of Law degree from Harvard University. He worked most recently as a Crown Prosecutor in La Ronge. He lives with his wife Joan at the north end of Montreal Lake where they continue the traditions of trapping and commercial fishing common to Johnson's Cree background.
thistledownpress.com/html/search/Authors/Harold_Johnson_/index.cfm




Erin Lindsey

Erin Lindsey
Erin Lindsey

Erin Lindsey
Erin Lindsey has lived and worked in dozens of countries around the world, but has only ever called two places home: her native city of Calgary and her adopted hometown of New York. She is the author of the Bloodbound series of fantasy novels and the Nicolas Lenoir series of paranormal detective novels. Her debut historical mystery, Murder on Millionaires’ Row, hits shelves October 2018. She divides her time between Calgary and Brooklyn with her husband and a pair of half-domesticated cats.
http://erin-lindsey.com/, facebook.com/ELTettensor, and twitter.com/ETettensor.





Sam Morgan

Sam Morgan
Sam Morgan

A lifelong fan of nerd culture, Sam was raised in North Carolina and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he majored in Communications: Media Studies and Production. He moved to New York City after graduating and soon thereafter began his agenting career at the Jabberwocky Literary Agency. He has worked with many genre writers including Brandon Sanderson, Charlaine Harris, and Jack Campbell and is actively building his client list.
Sam represents fantasy and science fiction, with an emphasis on unique, challenging, and diverse voices showcasing unforgettable characters and plots. He will also consider commercial fiction with a fresh approach to a classic idea or an appeal to humor.
http://foundrymedia.com/team/sam/




Arthur Slade

Arthur Slade
Arthur Slade

Arthur Slade was raised on a ranch in the Cypress Hills of Saskatchewan. He is the author of twenty novels for young readers including The Hunchback Assignments, which won the prestigious TD Canadian Children's Literature Award and the Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire (France). He also penned Dust, winner of the Governor General's Award for Children's Literature, and co-created the graphic novel Modo: Ember's End. He is a hybrid author who publishes traditionally and experiments with self publishing, including Kickstarter, audiobooks and ebooks. He lives in Saskatoon, Canada. He does all of his writing on a treadmill desk.
http://www.arthurslade.com//