Emma Mann (E. H. Mann) is an emerging author based in Melbourne, Australia (she/they pronouns). She writes fantasy and science-fiction, with a preference for short fiction and a dedication to queer and other minority representation. Her stories have appeared or will appear in Mother of Invention and the 2018 Remastered Words audio anthology.
In her day job, she’s a park ranger – a role which involves a lot more sweat and a lot less cuddling wildlife than most people seem to think. She has managed to collect a terrifying number of interests, hobbies, and volunteer roles, although she can only pursue a few of them at a time; the current list includes organising spec fic conventions, knitting, drumming, costume-making, and reading other people’s writing and having opinions about it (slush reader for Aurealis magazine).
She is asexual, which seems perfectly normal to her, but she’s noticed other people sometimes find it strange, so she likes to talk about it in public, such as at Continuum Speculative Fiction Convention and Queermance.
Since she’s in Australia, she can’t actually have brain weasels (there aren’t any weasels in Australia), but she does have brain rabbits: they’re invasive, get in everywhere, and multiply unnecessarily. The clinical description for these pests is generalised anxiety disorder + social anxiety, and she is currently working on control strategies, having finally overcoming the initial hurdle of accepting they exist.
Unlike every other writer in existence, she does not own a cat. But it’s only a matter of time.