Fen Yik, a writer of YA fantasy and practitioner of the Wing Chun system of kung fu, is a computational linguist based in Boston, MA. His YA contemporary fantasy, BENEVOLENT FIST, where high school students from New York are plunged into a centuries-old war between ancient magical kung fu schools, blends authentic Chinese American representation within the classic martial-arts student/mentor dynamic with a modern take on the traditional wuxia good vs evil spirit warrior conflict.
Katharine J. Adams is an English fantasy writer based in New Zealand, whose adult fantasy, TONIGHT, I BURN, features positive LGBTQ+ representation. When a witch named Penny—whose coven is sworn to burn one of their own each night to patrol the veil of Death—is torn between her feelings for an ethereal prophecy-weaver in Life and a mysterious banished prince she meets in Death, she leads the Resistance in an epic battle to crush the patriarchy and free the five covens from eternal servitude.
An ecologist, Asia studies carnivores and native bees through trail cameras and iNat data. When she's not in some type of forest covered in DEET, you can find her in a café wearing vivid lipstick, running statistical models, and scrolling twitter. Her adult science fantasy, RED SUN, follows a dying witch-hunter and a literally damned witch who must overcome religious conviction, an eldritch rainforest, and a thrice-killed priest to awaken a feral fire god and save the land from an alien bioweapon.