Stephanie Smith

After attending the Haystack Writing Workshop with Ursula K. Le Guin, and Vonda N. McIntyre, Stephanie A.Smith took a Ph.D. in American Literature and Culture from UC Berkeley; current projects include a critical examination of literary “success” in America, and a sequence of novels, including STILL ICE (which won a UF Rothman Summer Grant, the first chapter of which was published online at EMBARK: A LITERARY JOURNAL FOR NOVELISTS), and ASTEROIDEA (NY: Adelaide Books, 2020). She is the author of THE WARPAINT TRILOGY (London: Thames River, 2012-14); also the SF novel OTHER NATURE (NY:TOR/FORGE, 1995); YA fantasies THE-BOY-WHO-WAS-THROWN-AWAY and SNOW-EYES (Atheneum/DAW 1985/87); and short stories in New Letters, Asimov’s, and SF&F. I have held fiction residencies at the Writer’s Colony, the VCCA, Noepe Center for the Arts, Hedgebrook, Norcroft, Provincetown, and Dorland. I was an NEH Scholar at UCLA, also the author of CONCEIVED BY LIBERTY(Cornell:1995) which was short-listed for the MLA first book prize, and HOUSEHOLD WORDS (Minnesota: 2006).

Larisa Hunter


President of TLS, writer, mother, and wife. I love all things art all my life. When I am not busy writing or publishing, I really enjoy baking and cooking. My hobbies include gaming, crafting, and painting.