Kelsi Morris works in the publishing industry, focusing on genre fiction and graphic novels. She graduated from the University of Guelph with a degree in English and Philosophy, and used it to turn her life-long love of speculative fiction into a career of editing books, starting at ChiZine Publications, where she also helped create and launch ChiGraphic, CZP’s graphic novel imprint. She actually enjoys reading slush, and has done so for ChiZine, The Friends of the Merril contest, and Ellen Datlow’s Fearful Symmetries anthology. She is the co-editor of two upcoming anthologies of Canadian speculative fiction, Those Who Make Us: Canadian Creatures, Myths, and Monsters (Exile Editions, 2016), and Over The Rainbow: A Fairy Tale Anthology (Exile Editions, 2017). Kelsi was also a contributing author for the Canadian Videogame Award-nominated Lights Out, Please.
Outside of books, she finds happiness in black coffee, red wine, and dragons.
Derek Newman-Stille is a PhD Candidate in Canadian Studies at Trent University. His research is focused on representations of disability in Canadian speculative fiction. Derek is the three time Aurora Award winning creator and author of Speculating Canada and the radio show of the same name on 92.7 FM in Peterborough. He has published in venues such as Quill & Quire, The Canadian Fantastic in Focus, and Mosaic. Derek is also an Aurora Award nominated artist and has illustrated for venues such as Lackington’s magazine and Postscripts to Darkness. You can explore Derek’s art work at www.dereknewmanstille.ca . Derek is also one of the co-creators for the digital humanities folk and fairy narrative hub Through the Twisted Woods .
Derek has been told that it is likely that he is a villain in a fairy tale narrative… and he both accepts this and encourages it.