ChiSeries Toronto Presents: Suzanne Church, Karen Dudley & Simon Strantzas, plus Kari Maaren on ukelele on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 8:00 p.m. at the Round Venue, 152A Augusta Ave in Toronto.
Suzanne Church juggles her time between throwing her characters to the lions and chillin' like a villain with her two teenaged sons. She writes Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror because she enjoys them all and hates to play favorites. Her award-winning fiction has appeared in Clarkesworld, Cicada and On Spec, and in several anthologies, including Danse Macabre: Close Encounters with the Reaper and When the Hero Comes Home 2. Her collection of short fiction, Elements, is available in print and pixels from EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing. Visit her on the web at suzannechurch.com.
Karen Dudley has worked in field biology, production art, photo research, palaeo-environmental studies, and archaeology. She has written four environmental mysteries and a several wildlife biology books for kids. Her Epikurean Epics, including the Aurora-nominated Food for the Gods, are historical fantasy novels set in ancient Athens. Born in France, she now lives in Winnipeg.
Simon Strantzas is the author of Beneath the Surface (Humdrumming, 2008), Cold to the Touch (Tartarus Press, 2009), Nightingale Songs (Dark Regions Press, 2011), and Burnt Black Suns (Hippocampus Press, 2014), as well as the editor of Shadows Edge (Gray Friar Press, 2013). His writing has appeared in The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, The Best Horror of the Year, and The Yearâ€™s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror; has been translated into other languages; and has been nominated for the British Fantasy Award. He lives in Toronto, Canada, with his wife and an unyielding hunger for the flesh of the living.
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KARI MAAREN spends most of her time attempting to take over the world with the aid of a small four-stringed instrument and the power of cutting sarcasm. She has not yet succeeded, but she feels it's only a matter of time. She is a regular ChiSeries musical performer, a creator of CDs with bizarre titles, and a webcartoonist known for her ability to make her readers want to throttle her. She does not like your hat.
ChiSeries Toronto is sponsored in part by the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council.