about the authors … surprise!

Are you ready for the big reveal … the plot twist that’s going to rock your world? Okay, so here’s the thing. I write under two different pen names: one for sci-fi and one for crime fiction. It’s easier for marketing purposes to keep them separate. But I’m still just me – a sarcastic, loud-mouthed prick on a mission to destroy that old myth about Canadians being polite.

  • Portrait of the author with blond and sunset-coloured hair wearing glasses with blue-green frames. T-shirt says 'I came to make Conservatives uncomfortable'.

    Si Clarke

    Si (she/her) is a Canadian misanthrope who lives in Deptford, sarf ees London.

    Sci-fi without the pew-pew 
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    Elliott Hay

    Elliott (two Ts and any pronouns) dreams of a world where nice little old ladies don’t have to <ahem> take matters into their own hands.

    Cosy London noir 

She shares her home with her partner and an assortment of waifs and strays. When not writing convoluted, inefficient stories, she spends her time telling financial services firms to behave more efficiently. When not doing either of those things, she can be found in the pub or shouting at people online — occasionally practising efficiency by doing both at once.

As someone who’s neurodivergent, an immigrant, and the proud owner of an invisible disability, she strives to present a realistically diverse array of characters in her stories.

She’s also a reader, mainly of science fiction and mysteries. Some of her favourite authors include: Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, Becky Chambers, John Scalzi, Tanya Huff, Christopher Brookmyre, Robert J Sawyer, Charles Stross, Gareth Powell.