S Hati is an Adult SFF writer and Pitch Wars 2021 mentee. Her writing is heavily influenced by her experiences as an Indian diaspora living in Thailand, and later, the United States. She currently resides in the Bay Area where she works in health tech and is represented by Allegra Martschenko at Ladderbird Literary.
Samantha Bansil is an Adult SFF Writer and Author Mentor Match R9 mentee. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys wandering bookshops and obsessing over other people’s pets. She’s Fil-Am, currently living in Paris and is represented by Chelsea Hensley at KT Literary.
Casey Colaine is a writer of genre fiction with science-based magic and sometimes murder. After studying Physics and Politics in undergrad, she decided she was crazy enough to pursue a masters in Applied Physics in Glasgow, Scotland. She is incapable of writing stories without queer messiness or himbo characters, and when she’s not writing, she likes to pretend that she’s really funny.
Amanda Helms is a biracial Black/white science fiction and fantasy writer whose stories have appeared in Mermaids Monthly, Fireside Fiction, The Twisted Book of Shadows (Twisted Publishing, 2019), and elsewhere. She and her family live in Colorado. Though all of them are natives, none ski or snowboard, proving that such creatures indeed exist. She is represented by Paul Lucas at Janklow & Nesbit.
Shay Kaleoʻoluhoʻiloliokawaipāhe Zykova is a hapa-Hawaiian author of Adult SFF and a 22′ Rogue Mentee. The eldest child of a large, multi-generational family, she ran away to Slovenia and Russia for a bit, then became homesick and very, very cold. She currently lives on the island of Oʻahu with her husband and is represented by John Cobb at HG Literary.