Shweta speaks five languages, belongs to four cultures, has had three careers, loves two cities, and thinks escapism is excellent.
Betsy Aoki, a Clarion West alum, has led technical projects for more than 20 years, and is currently a game producer working on Age of Empires.
Linda is a huge fan of science fiction in all its forms. She lives in Seattle, where she writes, listens to audiobooks, wrangles a small cockapoo, and donates to medical research, social services, and arts organizations.
Reader, gardener, hiker, political junkie, owner of a troublesome cat, and investor. Susan serves on the Development Committee.
Jon Lasser lives in Seattle. He’s a graduate of Clarion West 2016. His stories have appeared in Galaxy’s Edge, Diabolical Plots, Underland Arcana, and elsewhere.
Nisi Shawl has been on the board 20 years! They attended Clarion West in 1992 and are still writing. Their time as CW’s Communications Director helped tighten their prose.
Yang-Yang Wang is an actor and writer who attended Clarion West in 2014. A lover of brevity, and former board chair, he can be found Wednesday evenings on a Fantasy Author D&D Twitch Stream.
Gordon B. White is a CW ’17 grad and strives for good literary citizenship. Free time finds him at the gym with his wife or napping with his dog.