I'm feeling a little weird doing this. Part of it is trying to figure out what I can legitimately take credit for. Bob would like me to include, "founder of the World Fantasy Award-winning Strange Horizons" -- which feels a little odd. Susan Groppi is the one who won the award, not me. It was for her work on Strange Horizons, presumably, which, yes, I did found, along with a bunch of other people. And which I ran for two years before I handed it off to her -- and then she ran it for eight years. I dunno -- do you think it's okay to include that line? Or is it just riding on her coat-tails?
I'm trying to remember what my other SF/F credits are. This is what I have:
- director of SLF, obviously
- founder of Hugo-nominated magazine Strange Horizons
- WisCon 2010 Guest of Honor
- Tiptree Award juror (significant enough to include?)
This is what I have:
Mary Anne Mohanraj is author of BODIES IN MOTION (HarperCollins) and nine other titles. Bodies in Motion was a finalist for the Asian American Book Awards and has been translated into six languages. Mohanraj founded the World Fantasy Award-winning and Hugo-nominated magazine, Strange Horizons. She was Guest of Honor at WisCon 2010, received a Breaking Barriers Award from the Chicago Foundation for Women for her work in Asian American arts organizing, and won an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship. Mohanraj is Clinical Assistant Professor of fiction and literature and Associate Coordinator of Asian and Asian American Studies at UIC, and serves as Executive Director of both DesiLit (www.desilit.org) and the Speculative Literature Foundation (www.speclit.org).
Side note: Bob says it's not time for blurbs yet, but if you happen to be a SF/F author (esp. a YA author) possibly willing to read and blurb my book, please let me know! I'm starting to make a wishlist of names now. Neil Gaiman, John Scalzi, Scott Westerfeld, Justine Larbalestier, Sarah Prineas, Swati Avasti, Isabeau Wilce, -- who else do I know...?