Heather Fowler is the author of the novel Beautiful Ape Girl Baby and the story collections Suspended Heart, People with Holes, This Time, While We're Awake, and Elegantly Naked in My Sexy Mental Illness. Her collector's edition of Suspended Heart, released in May 2019, was featured in the New York Times Book Review, detailing that Fowler's work offers a "bright and affectionate vision of mystical worlds" and "great ideas and characters." Fowler's People with Holes was named a 2012 finalist for Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Award in Short Fiction. This Time, While We're Awake was selected by artist Kate Protage for representation in the Ex Libris 100 Artists 100 Books exhibition in conjunction with the 2014 AWP Conference. Her fictive work has been made into fine art in several instances and her collaborative poetry collection, Bare Bulbs Swinging, written with Meg Tuite and Michelle Reale, is the winner of the 2013 TWIN ANTLERS PRIZE FOR COLLABORATIVE POETRY and was released in December of 2014. Fowler's stories and poems have been published online and in print in the U.S., England, Australia, and India, and appeared in such venues as PANK, Night Train, storyglossia, Surreal South, JMWW, Prick of the Spindle, Short Story America, Feminist Studies and others, as well as having been nominated for numerous prizes. Hot Redhead Media is the publisher of 3 of her books as audiobooks and one in audio, trade, and ebook. www.heatherfowler.com
Michael Takeda is a writer of speculative fiction that has been called "dark" by Publishers Weekly and whose gender-bending themes Analog has compared to those of Theodore Sturgeon. He has also worked as a translator and teacher of English and Italian language and cinema, had a brief stint as a music reviewer for local newspaper "PDXS", completed two degrees in Italian literature, and has published various novels and other fictions. He currently lives in Worcester, Massachusetts where he serves as Editor-in-Chief of Pink Narcissus Press. Hot Redhead Media is currently slated to publish his darkly speculative, magical realist novel Moth in trade paperback and ebook in 2021.