K. Tempest Bradford

K. Tempest Bradford (she/her) is a teacher, media critic, and author of fantasy and science fiction steeped in Black Girl Magic. Her short fiction has appeared in multiple anthologies and magazines, including In The Shadow of the Towers and Strange Horizons. Her media criticism and essays on diversity and representation have been published at NPR, io9, Ebony Magazine, and more.

Tempest began giving talks and teaching classes on representation and creating diverse narratives in 2014 for Writing the Other and has been invited to teach at Clarion West, LitReactor, universities, and gaming companies. She’s the recipient of the 2020 LOCUS Special Award for Inclusivity and Representation Education and has been nominated for FIYAH Magazine‘s IGNYTE Community and Ember Awards.

Her debut middle grade novel will be out in Fall of 2022 from FSG for Young Readers.


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