Nicole Givens Kurtz
According to the bio on her website: "Nicole Givens Kurtz is an author, editor, and educator. She’s the recipient of the Ladies of Horror Grant (2021), the Horror Writers Association’s Diversity Grant (2020) and the Atomacon Palmetto Scribe Award-Best Short Story 2021. She’s been named as one of Book Riot’s 6 Best Black Indie SFF Writers. She’s also the editor of the groundbreaking anthology, SLAY: Stories of the Vampire Noire. Her novels have been a finalist in the Dream Realm Awards, Fresh Voices, and EPPIE Awards for science fiction. She’s written for White Wolf, Apex Magazine, Fiyah, The Realm (formerly Serial Box), and Baen.
Nicole has over 40 short stories published as well as numerous novels and three active speculative mystery series. She’s a member of Horror Writers Association, Sisters in Crime, and Science Fiction Writers of America."