Luc Reid is a Writers of the Future winner, a professional speaker, a second dan black belt in Taekwondo, the founder of Codex Writers Group (which lately has been spawning major award nominees like tribbles), a new member of SFWA, a former radio commentator for NPR affiliate WJCT, and the author of a popular blog on motivation, focus, and drive (www.lucreid.com).

His short fiction appears in Writers of the Future volumes XIX and XX (Budrys, ed.), Nature, Daily Science Fiction, Abyss & Apex, Lenox Ave., Escape Pod, Thaumatrope, Brain Harvest, and elsewhere. His non-fiction appears in places like Strange Horizons, Clarkesworld, and The Writer magazine (the April 2012 article "Instant Writing Motivation"). He's the author of Talk the Talk: The Slang of 65 American Subcultures (Writers Digest, 2006) and several Kindle-only offerings: Bam! 172 Hellaciously Quick Stories (flash fiction), Family Skulls (novel), and The Writing Engine: A Practical Guide to Writing Motivation. He also writes children's books and plays, but he will tell you more about those when they start making him some gosh-darned money.

Luc lives with his partner, Janine, and their three children in northern Vermont, where Reids have lived for five generations.