Mari Ness

Mari Ness will be appearing at ArmadilloCon 2022! Mari Ness spent much of her life wandering the world and reading. This, naturally, trained her to do just one thing: write. Her short fiction and poetry have appeared in numerous print and online publications, including Tor.comClarkesworldLightspeedFiresideApex MagazineDaily Science FictionNightmare,  Strange HorizonsUncanny, and Fantasy

Dancing in Silver Lands, a chapbook, was winner of the 2021 OutWrite Chapbook Competition in Fiction, selected by Darcie Little Badger. 

Resistance and Transformation: On Fairy Tales was published as Vol. 78 of Aqueduct Press’s Conversation Pieces (2021).

Tor.com has featured several of her essay series, including On Fairy Tales, The Disney Read-Watch (short listed for a Stabby Award), The Pixar Rewatch, and Travels Through Fairyland (a reread/study on Tor.com of all 40 of the original Oz books, plus related material). 

Her poetry has been nominated for the Rhysling, Dwarf Stars and Elgin Awards.

She lives in central Florida, with a scraggly rose garden and large trees harboring demented squirrels.