Marcus Tsong spent his formative years in the Pacific Northwest, splitting his time between Seattle and Boise. He's since moved to Shanghai, Portland, San Francisco, Wisconsin, and Washington DC before settling in Brooklyn, where he lives with his wife, son, two cats, and a grumpy dragon. He is currently working on a fantasy novel and a collection of weird tales.
Jenn Carter is an actress hailing from the bases and burbs of Virginia, California and Florida. She received her BA in Theatre from Florida State University and has been performing in one form or another since the age of 4. Some of her favorite roles from regional and NYC theatre include Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire, Patsy Cline in Always...Patsy Cline, Jen in Sunday on the Rocks, Ulla in The Producers, Kate Keller in The Miracle Worker, Maid Marian in Robin Hood, Ophelia in Hamlet, and Hermia, Peter Quince and Cobweb in A Midsummer Nights Dream, just to name a handful. Jenn currently lives in NYC with her teddy bear and her potted plant, Felix.
"The Chinatown Museum" by Christina Yu, Read by Renée Chambliss.
Christina Yu holds an A.B in English with Creative Writing from Dartmouth College and an M.F.A in Creative Writing from Notre Dame where she was the Diversity Fellow and Nicholas Sparks Fellow at Hachette Book Group. Her work has previously appeared in venues such as Fence, New Letters, Indiana Review, the Robert Olen Butler Prize Stories anthology, and the Painted Bride Quarterly, among others, and has been nominated and cited in several Best American anthologies.
Renée Chambliss has been to Chinatown in San Francisco often. It's one of
the perks of living in northern California. Her kids love it and could
spend all day shopping there. Plastic num-chucks, parasols, tea sets, lion
puppets: there's so much to buy and they want everything! When she's not
saying "no, you can't have that", to their endless requests, Renee is
narrating audiobooks and wishing she could carve out some writing time.
Find out more about her at rechambliss.com."
"Bilaadi" by S. Chakraborty, Read by Lora Nicolas
Shan Chakraborty is a writer from Queens, New York who enjoys mashing up Persian epics and cooking unnecessarily complicated meals. Her short fiction has been published in the Kaleidocast, Crossed Genres, Expanded Horizons, The Future Fire, and Fae Visions of the Mediterranean. Currently shopping her first novel, she's also at work on a historical fantasy involving wayward lady pirates and cursed pearls in eighteenth-century Zanzibar.
You can find her short fiction and culinary blog at www.citiesofbrass.com or look for her on Twitter at @SChakrabs.
Lora Nicolas is an NYC based actor and singer. She recently won the 2014 BroadwayWorld Denver Best Actress award for her portrayal of Kim in Miss Saigon. She originated the role of Hannah in StinkyKids the Musical, the 2012 Off Broadway Alliance Award winner for Best Family Musical. Her regional credits include You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown as Lucy, Cinderella as Cinderella, West Side Story as Anita, Spelling Bee as Marcy Park, and Little Women as Meg among others. She was also on the national tour of James and the Giant Peach as Spider. She will be seen next in Bristol Valley Theatre's production of RENT, playing the role of Joanne. She is also currently pursuing some TV/Film, as well as commercial, print and voiceover work. www.loranicolas.com
Episode 3: That Path that Splits the Oak Asunder by Bradley Robert Parks & The Saturday Dance by Ted Rabinowitz
"The Path that Splits the Oak Asunder" by Bradley Robert Parks, Read by Tanya Ireland McLean
Bradley Robert Parks lives, writes, and performs in and around Brooklyn, NY, where he founded theBrooklyn Speculative Fiction Writers. His passion for writing blossomed while growing up in a family of genre readers. While he's been pursuing writing for a while, the crazy energy of NYC and BSFW have given him the focus and motivation to finally get published. His story "Sustenance" appeared on BuzzyMag.com in October of 2014. He also sings and narrates stories when time permits. Along with these achievements, he's obtained one husband, Michael, and Insanity Anne Magoo (best cat ever). Keep up with his exploits on Facebook or at BradleyRobertParks.com.
Tanya Ireland MacLean lives in Brooklyn NY on a street where garbages trucks seems to be driving through 24 hours a day. When she is not turning up the volume on her TV to max she is working on a collection of monster time travel short stories and a novel she knows people won’t use as a doorstop. She can be reached at TanyaIrelandMaclean@gmail.com.
"The Saturday Dance" by Ted Rabinowitz, Read by Agnes Anglade
Ted Rabinowitz is a graduate of Columbia University and USC's School of Cinema Arts, Ted has also worked as an electrician, speechwriter and professional card player. His first novel, The Wrong Sword, was published in 2012 under the name Ted Mendelssohn. "The Saturday Dance” first appeared in Lore magazine in 2013. Ted currently lives in New York, where he works as a copywriter and story consultant.
Agnes Anglade is currently a student at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York city, working toward a BFA in Performing arts. She is originally from Port Au Prince, Haiti where she performed lead roles in Aladdin, the Lion King and Dracula. She is currently working on her first off broadway show which she is very excited about. You can follow her on facebook by searching for Aurelie Anglade or on instagram: @oreaurelie
Amal El-Mohtar is the Nebula-nominated author of The Honey Month, a collection of poetry and prose written to the taste of of twenty-eight different kinds of honey. Her work has appeared in multiple venues online and in print, including Strange Horizons, Apex Magazine, Mythic Delirium, Stone Telling, and most recently inLightspeed magazine's "Women Destroy Science Fiction" special issue. She is a member of theBanjo Apocalypse Crinoline Troubadours performance collective, and edits Goblin Fruit, a web quarterly devoted to fantastical poetry. She lives in Glasgow with her fiancé, a harp, and two jellicle cats. Find her online at amalelmohtar.com.
Julie Hoverson has made a specialty of having no specialty. She has dabbled extensively in costuming, role-playing, LARPing, art, beadwork, acting, and writing in such disparate genres as horror, , fantasy, urban fantasy, noir, dark social commentary (and whatever else occurs to her). She has spent the last five years writing, producing, and acting in the award-winning podcast audio drama anthology series, 19 Nocturne Boulevard, and is currently recording audiobooks professionally, as well as producing her first full dramatic audio novel.
Aliya Tyus-Barnwell is an editor for Hardcore Droid and has published fiction in Sixfold, Expanded Horizons, and forthcoming in Anotherealm, among other places. Look for her on Facebook @AliyaTyus-Barnwell
Erika Brito is a wife and mother and an alumna of LaGuardia “Fame” High School. She enjoys participating in local community theater productions. Some productions include “Kiss me Kate” (as Hattie), “Damned Yankees”(as Lola) and “Into the Woods”(as Florinda). She enjoys reading aloud and bringing stories to life especially for her children.
"Purgatory," by F.F. White, Read by Wilson Fowlie
F. F. White is a speculative fiction author and poet from California who joined the BSFW in 2013. He is the author of two books, "A Phantom Agony" and "Gospels of Rage," and his work has appeared most recently in Scifaikuest the scifi haiku magazine and Nomad's Choir literary magazine. ffwhite.com
Wilson Fowlie has been getting more and more into voice work ever since 2008, when he narrated his first story for Podcastle. And if you’re in the Vancouver, Canada area – or even if you just love a good, fun show chorus – check out The Maple Leaf Singers, the group he directs. You can find them at their own website (http://www.mapleleafsingers.com/ ) or their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/mapleleafsingers ).
"Mercury," by Cassie Alexander, Read by Kim Rogers
Cassie Alexander is a registered nurse and the author of the Urban Fantasy Edie Spence series, comprised of Nightshifted, Moonshifted, Shapeshifted, Deadshifted, and Bloodshifted, about a nurse working on a ward for vampire-exposed humans. Check out her out at cassiealexander.com.
Kim Rogers is an EMC actress that currently resides in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. During the day, she can be found at Samuel French, INC where she has the pleasure of assisting professional theatres around the world with all of their theatrical needs. At night, she can be found flitting about the theatre district or anywhere in the West Village that will let her belt out a show tune.
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