Visit BayCon SiteOur next appearance: BayCon, May 22-24, Santa Clara Hyatt Regency. Speakers from Whensday People include: C. Sanford Lowe, G. David Nordley, Sandra Saidak, Deirdre Saoirse Moen, Sarah Stegall, and Jason Stewart.
Kathleen Conahan

Kathleen Conahan (bio goes here).

Adrienne Gormley

Adrienne Gormley has sold several stories to pro anthologies. She’s also the author of the current edition of Mike Resnick’s annotated bibliography.

C. Sanford Lowe

C. Sanford Lowe (Pen name of Candace S Lowe) is a science fiction writer, and, formerly, a newspaper reporter in Boston, a deputy sheriff in Arizona, and an airline pilot in New Mexico. She currently works in IT at Stanford University.

G. David Nordley

G. David Nordley is the fiction writing pen name of Gerald D. Nordley, an astronautical engineer and author with about a hundred published pieces of short fiction and articles as well as four books. He is past Hugo and Nebula nominee and has won the Analog “Anlab” reader’s award four times.

Sandra Saidak

Sandra Saidak is a high school English and World History teacher by day, author by night. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, attending science fiction conventions, researching prehistory, and maintaining an active fantasy life (but she warns that this last one could lead to dangerous habits such as writing). Sandra lives in San Jose with her husband Tom, daughters Heather and Melissa, and two cats.

Deirdre Saoirse Moen

Deirdre Saoirse Moen is a science fiction and fantasy writer, photographer, and graphic designer from Menlo Park, California. She still has that glow-in-the-dark jellyfish.

Sarah Stegall

Sarah Stegall started out in the early nineties as a fan critic of The X-Files and one of the first online reviewers. She eventually became Chris Carter and the Ten-Thirteen Productions team’s most popular reviewer. In the last ten years she has published four novels and several short stories; her X-Files story “Snowman” will appear in the second volume of IDW’s X-Files anthology this fall.

J. Malcolm Stewart

J. Malcolm Stewart is a Northern California-based public relations/marketing professional. He holds degrees in Political Science and Comparative Religion, but can have a conversation without starting a small war. When he’s not writing or reading, J. Malcolm spends his weekends talking about how to avoid being in a real-life horror movie.

Mike Van Pelt

Mike Van Pelt (bio goes here).

About Whensday People

Whensday People is a writers’ group for speculative fiction writers in the San Francisco Bay area.

The Whensday People meet twice per month (on Wednesdays) at member’s homes. We are sometimes open to new members on a space-available by-audition basis. While we have critiqued works in all aspects of speculative fiction (and the occasional piece that is not), we tend toward hard SF.

At the beginning of each workshop, we go around the room and catch up with each others’ lives briefly. Then we critique the manuscripts at hand. Novels are generally critiqued 1-2 chapters at a time. Shorter works are critiqued in their entirety.

Whensday People is a group of well-established writers; many of our group have had professional sales in-genre, and one member has been nominated for a Hugo and a Nebula award.