Chatting With Sherri welcome authors and writer of the future winners; Eric and Darci Stone!
Eric won 2nd place in his quarter in volume 21 (2005). Darci won 1st place in her quarter, plus the grand prize for the year in volume 34 (2018).
Darci Stone graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Physics Teaching and a minor in Cultural Anthropology. Her story, “Mara’s Shadow,” was strongly influenced by both her love of science and her love of world cultures. Darci lived at a boarding school in Singapore while attending the United World College of Southeast Asia on scholarship. She also taught English in Russia, and has participated in humanitarian aid projects in India and Cambodia. She currently teaches high school physics in American Fork, Utah and is a web developer for online educational software.
A Nebula Award winner, Hugo Award nominee, and winner in the Writers of the Future Contest, Eric James Stone has had stories published in Year’s Best SF 15, Analog, Nature, and Kevin J. Anderson’s Blood Lite anthologies of humorous horror, among other venues.