Reader, gardener, hiker, political junkie, owner of a troublesome cat, and investor. Susan serves on the Development Committee.
M. L. Krishnan is a writer and editor that hails from the coastal shores of Tamil Nadu, South India. She attended Clarion West in 2019, and is currently the Marketing Director of khōréō—a quarterly magazine of speculative fiction and migration. She lives in the Midwest, and wages a losing battle with tenacious squirrels in her downtime.
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.
Tod is a 2010 graduate of Clarion West. He runs Hydra House Books, writes contemporary fantasy and poetry, and loves pizza and chimichangas. But not mixed together.
Kris Millering is a linguist by training, a tech tinkerer by trade, and a writer and photographer by avocation. She attended Clarion West in 2009.
Zola Mumford is an academic librarian; researcher; past Washington State Book Awards judge; past Curator of the Seattle Black Film Festival; present co-leader of the Seattle Black Spatial Histories Institute; a community story training program of the Wa Na Wari community arts project; and writer.
Dominica Phetteplace is a writer and math tutor. She attended Clarion West in 2007.
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.
Elsa Sjunneson is a nonfiction & fiction writer and disability rights activist. She lives in Seattle with her husband, two children and ridiculous corgi.
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.