Lezli Robyn is an Australian author, as well as editor and Assistant Publisher of Arc Manor, who lives in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, with her blue-eyed chiweenie, Bindi (which means “little girl” in several indigenous Australian dialects).
Ever since she was young, Lezli and her twin sister devoured novels, often sharing their books to double their reading pool. That love blossomed into collecting signed first editions, centuries-old hardcovers of the classics, and hoarding vintage typewriters and chocolate in any form. After going on eBay to buy an autographed book, she met her future writing collaborator, Mike Resnick, who helped her discover that penning her own tales could be even more thrilling than reading the fiction of others.
Since her first short story sale to Clarkesworld, Lezli has sold shorter-length fiction to over a dozen countries, to professional markets like Asimov’s and Analog. She has been an Aurealis Award finalist for Best SF Story, a finalist for the Spanish Premio Ignotus Award for Best Foreign Short Story, as well as a finalist for the prestigious Astounding Award for Best New Writer. Lezli has also won the Catalan Premi Ictineu Award for Best Translated Story twice.
After making her two book sales to Phoenix Pick, Lezli was hired by its parent company, Arc Manor, in 2016 to become their Assistant Publisher. Since then she was named editor of their romance magazine, Heart’s Kiss (no longer in publication), and is the current editor of the science fiction/fantasy magazine, Galaxy’s Edge. She’s also developmental editor for the Caezik SF & Fantasy and Caezik Romance imprints.
Lezli has collaborated with Mike Resnick on several books, including Soulmates (a collection of their previously published short stories), When Parallel Lines Meet, and Sistemes Operatius Alternatius (Alternate Operating Systems), a Catalan language collection of their award-winning fiction. Her first solo short story collection, Bittersuite, will be published by Australian publisher Ticonderoga Press in 2023. In between trips to the beach and her day job, Lezli is also penning her first novel, In Her Wake, and a children’s book with a yet-to-be-revealed artist.