Sheree Renée Thomas writes in Tennessee between a river and a pyramid. How cool is that? Honestly, we’d have her speak just to talk about the pyramid. Not only does she have great taste in property, but she has great taste in Science Fiction and Fantasy. She’s the author of Shotgun Lullabies: Stories & Poems and editor of Dark Matter: A Century and Dark Matter: Reading the Bones (winner of 2001 & 2005 World Fantasy Awards). A Clarion West ’99 grad, Sheree has served as a juror of the Speculative Fiction Foundation, the Carl Brandon Society, and the Tiptree Awards.

Her own writing is super amazing! She’s received  Honorable Mention in The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror (in both the 16th & 17th editions), was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and two Rhysling Awards. You can read some of the stuff she’s written in Eleven, Eleven, Strange Horizons, Mythic Delirium, storySouth, Callaloo, Meridians, Obsidian, Harpur Palate, and in The Moment of Change: Feminist Speculative Poetry, 80! Memories & Reflections on Ursula Le Guin, Mojo: Conjure Stories, Hurricane Blues, Bum Rush the Page, The Ringing Ear, MYTHIC 2, and So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction & Fantasy. If you start now, you just might finish them all before November! Totally worth staying up late every night until then, we promise!