John Langan’s new collection of stories, Sefira and Other Betrayals, is forthcoming from Hippocampus Press in early 2016. He is the author of two previous collections, The Wide, Carnivorous Sky and Other Monstrous Geographies and Mr. Gaunt and Other Uneasy Encounters, as well as a novel, House of Windows. With Paul Tremblay, he co-edited Creatures: Thirty Years of Monsters. He has new stories forthcoming in publications including Lois Gresh’s Innsmouth Nightmares, Christopher Golden’s Seize the Night, Ellen Datlow’s The Monstrous, and Paul Guran’s The Mammoth Book of Cthulhu. He is one of the founders of the Shirley Jackson Awards, for which he was a judge during its first three years. He lives in upstate NY with his wife, younger son, an assortment of animals, and whatever his son fishes out of local lakes and streams. His website: https://johnpaullangan.wordpress.com/ This is his second appearance at Pen Parentis.
Veronica Schanoes is a scholar, a writer, and a life-long New Yorker. Her fiction has appeared in Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, and Strange Horizons and has been anthologized in Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells and The Doll Collection. Her novella, “Burning Girls,” published on Tor.com, was a finalist for the Nebula award. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Queens College – CUNY. She has an adorable newborn. Visit her blog: http://vschanoes.livejournal.com (photo credit: Ellen Datlow)
Sarah Langan is an American horror author and three-time Bram Stoker Award winner. Holding an MFA from Columbia University, she has written three celebrated horror novels: The Missing, The Keeper, and Audrey’s Door, and multiple award-winning short stories. Langan was also one of the judges for the inaugural Shirley Jackson Award and is currently on the Board of Directors. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters. She and John Langan are not married or related, despite the name thing. Her website is www.sarahlangan.com This is her second appearance at Pen Parentis.