Broad Universe Really Fast Reading tonight!

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Broad Universe will be hosting a Really Fast Reading at WorldCon tonight from 5 to 6 pm. Here’s the program:

Broad Universe is a nonprofit international organization of women, men, and all others dedicated to celebrating and promoting the work of women writers of science fiction, fantasy and horror. In our Rapid-Fire Reading, members will read a few minutes of their works: just enough to whet your appetite. Watch how many genres we can jam into one group reading!

Loren Rhoads is the author of a space opera trilogy about rogue journalists in a galaxy where humans are a minority. She’s also published a series of short stories about a witch named Alondra DeCourval. You can get a story for free at WorldCon or track her down at

Despite having maintained a few professions in this world—equestrian, dancer, teacher, artist— J Tullos Hennig has never successfully managed to not be a writer. Ever. Her most recent work, an historical fantasy series re-imagining the legends of Robin Hood, gives special prominence to both pagan and queer viewpoints.

Roberta Rogow writes historical mysteries; she often twists the history. Her current series follows the adventures of Halvar Danske, ex-mercenary turned reluctant sleuth, in a world where Manthattan is ruled by Spanish Moors (Last of the Mohegans crossed with Arabian Nights, with a Spanish accent.) Her Facebook Author’s Page is Manatas Skyline.

The work of freelance editor and Pushcart Prize nominee Erin Wilcox appears in journals, magazines, radio broadcasts, and collections including Cirque, Short and Twisted (Celapene Press), and Veil: Journal of Darker Musings (Subsynchronous Press).

Sally Wiener Grotta’s books include The Winter Boy (a 2015 Locus Award nominee) & Jo Joe (a Jewish Book Council Network book). Her nonfiction and fiction have appeared in scores of publications. Her globe-trotting experiences as a journalist flavor her work with a sense of wonder, otherliness, and common sense. (

E. C. Ambrose writes “The Dark Apostle” historical fantasy series about medieval surgery, concluding with Elisha Daemon (DAW, 2018). Her work has appeared in Clarkesworld, Fireside, and Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader. As Elaine Isaak, she wrote The Singer’s Crown and its sequels.

Wendy Van Camp writes science fiction, regency romance, and poetry. Her blog “No Wasted Ink” features essays about writing craft, poetry, flash fiction, and author interviews. Her short story “We Can Rebuild Him” is part of the horror anthology Murder They Wrote. Website: Medium: Twitter:

Rebecca Gomez Farrell chases dragons and dissects wine glasses as a spec fic author and food and drink blogger. Her first book, Wings Unseen, an epic fantasy, came out in 2017. She has a story appearing in the Fright into Flight anthology this fall.

Sue Burke is a writer and translator of short stories, poetry, and articles. Her novel Semiosis was published by Tor this year; the sequel, Interference, is coming 2019. She’s participated in writer’s critique groups everywhere she’s lived: Milwaukee; Austin; Madrid, Spain; and now Chicago. Website:

Kathryn Sullivan writes stories where girls are the explorers, the wizards, and the ones who solve problems and rescue people, because she couldn’t find that type of book when she was growing up.

L.S. Johnson is the author of the gothic novellas Harkworth Hall and Leviathan. Her collection, Vacui Magia: Stories, won the 2nd Annual North Street Book Prize and was a finalist for the World Fantasy Award. Find her online at

Elizabeth Crowens won First Prize in the Goethe Awards for Turn-of-the-Century Historical Fiction for alternate history novel and First Prize for Steampunk in the 2017 Independent Press Awards, Silent Meridian (also a finalist for 4 other awards.) She writes The Poison Apple for and also writes in the suspense genre.

Jude-Marie Green writes science fiction and fantasy, has edited for online magazines Abyss&Apex, 10Flash Quarterly, and Noctem Aeternus, and published stories in magazines and anthologies, online and podcast. She graduated Clarion West 2010 and won the Speculative Writers Foundation’s Older Writers Grant. See more at

Writer, artist, and surfer Tina LeCount Myers grew up with a prophecy hanging over her head: Her parents hoped she’d be an author. The Song of All is her debut novel. Dreams of the Dark Sky (Book 2 The Legacy of the Heavens series) available February 2019 (Night Shade Books).

Award-winning Latinx author E.M. Markoff writes stories about damaged heroes and imperfect villains. Her works include To Nurture & Kill and The Deadbringer, which Booklist described as “A fantastic action-adventure, tinged with Mexican folklore, that will appeal to fans of A Game of Thrones.” Visit her at

About Loren Rhoads

I'm the author of 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die and Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel, as well as a space opera trilogy. I'm also co-author of a series about a succubus and her angel. In addition to blogging at, I blog about my morbid life at
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