KT Bryski

KT Bryski is a queer Canadian author and podcaster. Her short fiction has appeared in many places, including the Deadlands, Lightspeed, and Nightmare. She’s won the Parsec Award and has been a finalist for the Sunburst, Aurora, and Eugie awards. KT also co-chairs ephemera: a monthly reading series (find it on YouTube!). When she’s not writing, KT frolics through Toronto enjoying choral music and craft beer. Visit her at

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Matt Dovey

Matt Dovey with a catMatt Dovey is very tall, very British, and probably drinking a cup of tea right now. Although his surname rhymes with “Dopey”, any other similarities to the dwarf are sheer coincidence. He has a scar on his arm where he made the fatal mistake of going for the belly tickle with his youngest cat, Lizzie. He lives in a quiet market town in rural England with his wife and three children, and cannot adequately express his delight in this wonderful arrangement; there used to be three cats in the mix too, but alas, recent bereavements have left just the one. As of 2022 he’s the host of PodCastle, and his own short fiction is out and forthcoming all over the place: you can keep up with it at, or find him timewasting on Twitter as @mattdoveywriter.

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Wilson Fowlie

Wilson FowlieWilson Fowlie lives in a suburb of Vancouver, Canada and has been reading aloud since the age of 4. His life has changed recently: he lost his wife to cancer, he has joined the Escape Artists team, and he changed day jobs, from programming to recording voiceovers for instructional videos, which he loves doing, but not as much as he loved Heather.

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Jennifer Hudak

Jennifer Hudak is a speculative fiction writer fueled mostly by tea. Her work has appeared on both the Locus Magazine and the SFWA recommended reading lists, and has been twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Originally from Boston, she now lives with her family in Upstate New York where she teaches yoga, knits pocket-sized animals, and misses the ocean.

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Marguerite Kenner

Marguerite Kenner is a California transplant living in the UK city named after her favorite pastime.

With her partner Alasdair Stuart, she runs Escape Artists, streams on Twitch, and practices as a technology lawyer in London. She loves to do voice work for podcasts and audiobooks, and is always on the lookout for an exciting new project.

Her contributions to genre fiction include editing Cast of Wonders from 2013 to 2019, project groups for SFWA, WSFS and the BFS, community organising, and teaching business skills to artists.

You can follow her adventures on Twitter and Instagram.

Headshot courtesy of Edge Photography

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Alethea Kontis

Alethea KontisNew York Times bestselling author Alethea Kontis is a princess, storm chaser, and adventurer. She has written over 20 books and 40 short stories, including AlphaOops: The Day Z Went First, Enchanted, and Prince Phillip’s Birthday Waltz (Disney). Alethea is the recipient of the Jane Yolen Mid-List Author Grant, the Scribe Award, the Garden State Teen Book Award, and two-time winner of the Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award. She has been twice nominated for both the Andre Norton Nebula and the Dragon Award. Alethea also narrates stories for multiple award-winning online magazines and contributes regular YA book reviews to NPR. Born in Vermont, she currently resides on the Space Coast of Florida with her teddy bear, Charlie. Find out more about Princess Alethea at

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Rish Outfield

Rish Outfield with a catRish Outfield is an audiobook narrator, writer, and podcaster, who is thrilled to finally be on the Catscast, as he’s been a fan of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical since he was a fetus. His favorite character, and yours as well, is obviously Rum Tum Tugger.

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Laura Pearlman

Laura Pearlman is the editor of CatsCast. Her short fiction has appeared in Nature, Shimmer, Flash Fiction Online, and a handful of other places. Her LOLcat captions have appeared in McSweeney’s. She’s a former associate editor at Escape Pod and has guest-edited episodes of Escape Pod and Cast of Wonders. She has a tragically neglected blog called Unlikely Explanations and can be found on twitter at @laurasbadideas.

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Charlotte Platt

Charlotte Platt

Charlotte Platt is a speculative fiction writer based in the (very) far north of Scotland. She has most recently had works in The Future Looms, Midnight in the Pentagram and Don’t Break the Oath, WIHM vol 4. You can find her on Twitter as @Chazzaroo

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