Lezli Robyn is an Australian genre author and Assistant Publisher of Arc Manor, who has moved to the United States, where she lives with her husband and a blue-eyed mini-Dachshund/Chihuahua named Bindi (which means “little girl” in several indigenous Australian dialects).
Ever since she was young, Lezli and her twin sister devoured science fiction and fantasy books, often sharing their books to double their reading pool. That love blossomed into collecting signed first editions and centuries-old hardcovers of the classics, vintage typewriters, and chocolate in any form. After going on eBay to buy a signed Anne McCaffrey book, she met her future collaborator, Mike Resnick, who helped her discover that penning science fiction, fantasy, horror, and steampunk stories, was even more thrilling than reading them.
Since her first short story sale to Clarkesworld, Lezli has sold fiction to professional markets around the world, including Asimov’s and Analog. In 2009 she was proud to become a finalist for the Australian Aurealis Award for Best SF Story, and finalist for the 2010 Spanish Premio Ignotus Award for Best Foreign Short Story, as well as a finalist for the 2010 Campbell Award for Best New Writer. In 2011 she won the Catalan Premi Ictineu Award with Mike Resnick for Best Translated Story, for “Soulmates”, and they won the award again in 2014, for their short story “Benchwarmer”.
Lezli has recently collaborated with Mike Resnick on Soulmates (a collection of their previously published short stories) and on the latest Stellar Guild Series book, When Parallel Lines Meet (along with Larry Hodges), both of which will be published by Phoenix Pick in 2017. On the Mechanical Wings of Dreams will then be published by Hadley Rille Books shortly after, as will a chapbook publication of an archaeological novelette, [insert title]. Her first solo short story collection, Bittersuite, will then be published by Ticonderoga Press in 2017.
After making her book sales to Phoenix Pick, Lezli was hired by its parent company, Arc Manor, in 2016 to be Assistant Publisher, which encompasses the science fiction/fantasy magazine, Galaxy’s Edge, and the romance magazine, Heart’s Kiss.