Marguerite Kenner – Editor and Host
Marguerite is a native Californian who has forsaken sunny paradise to live with her true love in Merrye Olde England. She frequently wears so many hats that she needs two heads. When she’s not grappling with legal conundrums as a commercial solicitor, editing Cast of Wonders, or helping behind the scenes as COO of Escape Artists, she can be found narrating audio fiction, studying popular culture (i.e. going to movies and playing video games) with her partner Alasdair Stuart, or curling up with a really good book. You can follow her adventures on Twitter.
Dani Daly – Assistant Editor
Katherine Inskip – Assistant Editor
Katherine teaches astrophysics for a living and spends her (infrequent) spare time populating the universe with worlds of her own. She is a mother to two boys, and enjoys chaos, water-fights, tree-climbing, and thwarting plans for world domination. Katherine is addicted to chocolate and Japanese logic puzzles, narrates for a variety of podcasts, and wishes she’d started slush reading decades ago. Her head is too large for most hats. Follow her on Twitter.
Sally Gill – Associate Editor
Sally is a piano teacher specialising in jazz and blues. She writes short stories and is doing a BA Hons in Creative Writing. In her spare time she bakes, does silversmithing and creates linocut prints. She lives in rural Essex with her husband, twin boys and one small neurotic mongrel. Follow her on Twitter.
Alexis Goble – Associate Editor
Alexis is a fun-size jeweler and engraver in the Song of the Vine, Queen of the West, on the banks of the Beautiful River (Cincinnati for laymen.) She spends her free time reading All The Things, baking, obsessively cleaning, and working on an endless cycle of crafts. Follow her on Twitter.
And introducing new associate editors Haldane King, Aakin Patel, Susie Rodriguez, Motti Schleider, Xander Simon and Chris Tang. Their biographies and photos will follow.
Haldane King – Associate Editor
Haldane earned his Master of the Fine Arts degree in Writing and Consciousness from the California Institute of Integral Studies in 2012. Since then he has been presenting his fantasy and science fiction tales at local readings while working on a collection of short stories. He currently works as a data analyst and helps bring literature to the people with the Why There Are Words literary organization in Sausalito.
Aakin Patel – Associate Editor
Susie Rodriguez – Associate Editor
Susie is an amateur everything in that she does not get paid for any of it. The homeschooling mother of a 19 year old comic nerd and a 6 year old hockey fan, she is a life long fan, aspiring novelist, writer of snarky filk and all around smart alec. She spends most of her time at the local ice rink plotting the program for local conventions, planning trips to Disneyland or trying to sell Girl Scout Cookies to unsuspecting passers-by. She holds a BA in English from UC Berkeley and her passions include old movies, new YA novels and cheeseburgers.
Motti Schleider – Associate Editor
Motti lives in the northeast, has a cat named Mr. Blake, loves gaming of all kinds, and is an avid reader.
Xander Simon – Associate Editor
Xander is a slush reader at Cast of Wonders and a sleepy high school senior who’s trying to be vegetarian but really just eats more mac and cheese than is healthy. When they’re not working at an Indian restaurant, they’re probably trying not to cry at dog videos, napping, or putting on makeup just to take selfies. Born in Southern California, they were whisked across the country to New York, where the snow is three feet higher than it should be at any given time. This fall, they are planning on attending Sarah Lawrence College, and could not be more thrilled.
Chris Tang – Associate Editor
Chris is a Cast of Wonders slush reader and is appreciative that the role gives him an excuse to read more. He has loved speculative fiction since childhood and spends as much time in other worlds as possible. Chris is a recovering lawyer who now works helping distribute role-playing games to the masses for his day job. In his spare time when not parenting he engages in too many hobbies such as playing music, reading, painting, listening to fiction podcasts, table-top role-playing, listening to audio books, writing, and running a post-apocalyptic wild west boffer larp with his wife and some friends. Chris stays busy and lives in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia with his wife, son, and two of the worst roommates ever who happen to be cats. Follow him on Twitter.
Jeremy Carter – Audio Producer
Jeremy has produced audio for the Dunesteef Audio Fiction magazine, Far Fetched Fables, the Journey Into podcast and StarshipSofa in addition to Cast of Wonders. By day, he teaches physics and maths in the beautiful Peak District. He is a husband, father, photographer, cook and very occasional runner. Follow him on Twitter.
Cast of Wonders is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Cast of Wonders’ theme songs Appeal to Heavens, Neversus, and August are by Alexye Nov with thanks from Music Alley.