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Michelle Belmont is an English teacher working in Shizuoka, Japan and writes part-time for a feminist-oriented video game website called “FemHype” . Just 30 miles from the summit of Mt. Fuji, Michelle enjoys listening to radio and staring out her window at Mt. Fuji at sunset. She is currently working on furthering her teaching career, transitioning her gender, and collecting rare Japanese tech from the 80s and 90s.
Leslie Regier Website: www.violetangel.net
Leslie Regier is currently an AutoCAD drafter by day and many other thingsin her personal hours. Among those other things she is an author, avidstudent of life, music lover, traveler, Trekkie, amateur radio operator,and hobby & craftsperson. In 2015 she earned her Master of Science inEngineering in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University ofWashington, and in 2016 she ran for U.S. Representative in Washington’s7th Congressional District. She has written articles for a transgender social group’s newsletter and an article for a model ship magazine. In
late 2012 she published her first book, Unchaining My Truth: Taking Flight
on the Wings of a Dream. Her book began as an account of a trangsgender
journey, and it grew into an account about facing problems, getting
through life, reflecting on what it is to be human and an individual, and
having fun along the way. She is now working on more books on other
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Some interesting facts about the publishing business and Writers of the Future
Publishing today is a very competitive field and past estimates have shown that of the approximately 50,000 new books published each year, there were roughly 1,000,000 being submitted. There are a very small percentage of books published annually that are authored by new writers.
These Contests provide aspiring writers and illustrators a chance to be recognized, with both cash prizes and career advancement.
The 368 past winners of the Writing Contest have published 838 novels and nearly 4,000 short stories. They have produced 27 New York Times bestsellers and their works have sold over 50 million copies.
The 298 past winners of the Illustrating Contest have produced over 4,500 illustrations, 356 comic books, graced 594 books and albums with their art and visually contributed to 36 TV shows and 46 major movies.]
Robert J. Sawyer Website: www.sfwriter.com
Science fiction writer and futurist Robert J. Sawyer has been interviewed over 350 times on radio, over 350 times on television, and countless times in print. He lives in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada (just outside Toronto).
“Thank you very much! Your sparky anecdotes, sharp analysis, and agility in switching between the world of sci-fi and the real world made the program flow very smoothly.” —Irene Chang, BBC World Service, London
Robert J. Sawyer is one of only eight writers in history—and the only Canadian—to win all three of the science fiction field’s top awards for best novel of the year: the Hugo, which he won in 2003 for Hominids; the Nebula, which he won in 1996 for The Terminal Experiment; and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, which he won in 2006 for Mindscan. His latest novel is the #1 Locus bestseller Quantum Night. Rob lives in Toronto and was recently named a member of the Order of Canada, the highest civilian honor bestowed by the Canadian government. He is also past president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and one of the initial nine inductees into the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.
“When asked who my favourite person in the world to interview is, my answer is always 100% Robert J. Sawyer, because he’s so smart and his answers are always killer.” —Teddy Wilson, host ofInnerSpace
Rob on page one of the Arts & Life section of Canada’s National Post, on the debut of the TV series FlashForward, based on his novel of the same name.