Gilgamesh Press would like you to meet our authors and editors!
Amanda Pillar is an award-winning editor who lives in Victoria, Australia, with her partner and two children, Saxon and Lilith, Burmese cats. Amanda has had numerous short stories published and is also the co-editor of the anthologies Voices (2008), Grants Pass (2009), The Phantom Queen Awakes (2010), and Scenes from the Second Storey (2010). She is currently working on Damnation and Dames and Ishtar, which are due for publication in 2012 and late 2011. www.amandapillar.com
Deborah Biancotti is a writer based in inner-city Sydney, Australia. Her first published story won an Aurealis Award and her first collection, A BOOK OF ENDINGS, was shortlisted for the 2010 William L. Crawford Award for Best First Fantasy Book. Her short fiction has won the Aurealis, the DITMAR and the Australian Shadows Awards. She is now working on her first novel, a near-future psychological thriller, alongside two more short stories for WorldCon 2010 in Melbourne. Her work has appeared in Clockwork Phoenix, Eidolon 1, Agog!, Redsine, Orb, Ideomancer, infinity plus, and the anthologies 2012, SOUTHERN BLOOD, YEARS BEST AUSTRALIAN SF & FANTASY and AUSTRALIAN DARK FANTASY & HORROR. Deborah can be found online at:
Cat Sparks managed Agog! Press, an Australian independent press that produced ten anthologies of new speculative fiction from 2002-2008. She’s known for her award-winning editing, writing, graphic design and photography. A graduate of the inaugural Clarion South Writers’ Workshop, she was a Writers of the Future prize-winner in 2004. She has edited five anthologies of speculative fiction and fifty of her stories have been published since the turn of the Millennium. Cat has received ten Australian SF awards for writing, editing and art, including the Peter McNamara Aurealis Conveners Award 2004, for services to Australia’s speculative fiction industry. She was the convenor of the Aurealis Awards horror division in 2006 and a judge in the anthologies and collected work category in 2009.
Kaaron Warren is an award-winning writer and her first novel, Slights, was launched by Angry Robot Books at WorldCon in Montreal. Two more novels will be published by Angry Robot in the next year. Her short fiction has appeared in Year’s Best Horror and Fantasy, Fantasy Magazine, Paper Cities and many other places in Australia, Europe and the US. She is currently based in Canberra, Australia.
K.V. Taylor is an avid reader and writer of urban fantasy and dark speculative fiction, even though the only degree she holds in is in the history of art. (Or, possibly, because the only degree she holds is in the history of art.) Originally from the Appalachian foothills of West Virginia, she currently lives in the D.C. Metro Area with her husband and mutant cat. In her spare time she enjoys comic books, Himalayan Buddhist art, loud music, her Epiphone, and Black Bush. Her short fiction can be found at kvtaylor.com, and her first novel, Scripped, is forthcoming from Belfire Press in June 2011. She edits for Morrigan Books and collects The Red Penny Papers in her dining room.
Mark S. Deniz is a publisher, editor and writer, based in the south-east of Sweden. Owner of dark fiction publishing company, Morrigan Books (http://www.morriganbooks.com) and its imprint Gilgamesh Press (http://www.gilgameshpress.com), Mark is also organiser of the various Awareness Months, viewable online. He has had several short stories published, primarily with Big Finish (http://www.bigfinish.com). His main blog can be found at You’re in my Head (http://markdeniz.wordpress.com) and he is also a very keen listener to music (http://themusicreviewer.wordpress.com) and active cyclist (http://cyclinginostergotland.wordpress.com).