North Carolina proved fertile ground for nurturing Rebecca Gomez Farrell’s first book, the epic fantasy Wings Unseen. To celebrate its release, Gomez Farrell returns to the Triangle and will be joined by local authors Mur Lafferty and James Maxey to read from their works. From dragons to invisible flesh-eaters to murder mysteries in space, this trio offers a little bit of everything sci-fi and fantasy.
Rebecca Gomez Farrell is an associate member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Her debut fantasy novel, Wings Unseen, is being published by Meerkat Press and she will have new short stories in the Dark Luminous Wings and Through A Scanner Farkly anthologies this fall. A former Carpe Durham contributor, Becca’s food and drink blog, the Gourmez.com, has garnered multiple accolades and influences every tasty bite of her fictional world building. Becca lives in Oakland, CA, with her tech wizard husband and two trickster cats.RebeccaGomezFarrell.com.
James Maxey’s mother warned him if he read too many comic books, they would warp his mind. Readers interested in sampling Maxey’s odd ramblings might enjoy his science-fantasy Bitterwood series, the secondary world fantasy of his Dragon Apocalypse novels, his superhero novels Nobody Gets the Girl and Burn Baby Burn, or the steam-punk visions of Bad Wizard. In 2015, James was selected as the Piedmont Laureate. He lives in Hillsborough, North Carolina with his lovely and patient wife Cheryl and too many cats. jamesmaxey.net.
Mur Lafferty is a pioneer in podcasting and an exciting new voice in urban fantasy. Winner of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, her Ditch Diggers program is a Hugo finalist for the 2017 Best Fancast Award and The Shambling Guides 1 & 2, her urban fantasy novels from Orbit Books, have both won the Manly Wade Wellman Award. She started the I Should Be Writingpodcast in 2005, making it one of the longest-running writing podcasts in existence. and co-founded Pseudopod, an Escape Pod spin-off presenting “the best in audio horror.” In 2015, she was inducted into the Podcaster Hall of Fame for her solo work, and the shows she’s hosted and/or created for Tor.com, Lulu, and Angry Robot Books. murverse.com