About Me

Entrepreneur – Author – Podcast Host – Editor


JF Garrard is an award winning speculative fiction writer, editor and publisher. She is the President of Dark Helix Press, host of The Artsy Raven podcast, serves as the Co-President for the Canadian Authors Association’s Toronto branch, Festival Coordinator for LiterASIAN Toronto, and Deputy Editor for Ricepaper Magazine. Her portfolio of books and short fiction is listed on jfgarrard.com and you can find her on Twitter @jfgarrard, Instagram @jfgarrard, Facebook @JFGarrardauthor.  


JF Garrard is the President of Dark Helix Press, an Indie publisher of multicultural Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Raw Non-Fiction, host of The Artsy Raven podcast, Co-President for the Canadian Authors Association’s Toronto Branch, Festival Coordinator for LiterASIAN Toronto, and Deputy Editor for Ricepaper Magazine.

She is an editor and writer of speculative fiction (Belief, Immersion, Futuristic Canada, The Undead Sorceress, Trump Utopia or Dystopia Anthology, Ricepaper Issue 19.3), non-fiction (The Literary Elephant), as well as children’s books (Feeding The Kraken!, 3x Bilingual Series). She is a writer of short stories, with her latest being “Sasaeng Waves”, in the vampire Love Bites anthology published by Mischief Publishing (2021). Her story “The Blue Son” was a winner in the Channillo Short Story Contest and “The Blue Apron” was a finalist in the Polar Expressions Publishing’s 14th annual short story competition and published in In the Mist anthology.

Her background is in Nuclear Medicine and healthcare. She has a MBA in Marketing and Strategy and a Creative Writing certificate from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University). She has been a speaker at various conferences on the topics of publishing, marketing, crowd funding, geek topics (science fiction, anime) and healthcare. Her contributions have been published in Entrepreneur, Monster.com, Women’s Health, Cosmopolitan, MochiMag, My Corporation, Indie Pubchat, Authors Helping Authors, among others. 


In 2022, MP Shaun Chen, Scarborough North, on behalf of the Canadian government awarded her and her team COVID-19 Humanitarian Service Medals for their work on anti-Asian racism.

Find her on Twitter or Instagram @jfgarrard.

List of Works

Short Fiction



Lurking for Legends #055 (Youtube)

THE RAW MIKE RICHARDS SHOW – SAUGA 960 AM podcast, Belief review (SoundcloudYoutube)

The Richard Crouse Show, Newstalk 1010, interview with Belief editors JF Garrard & Allan Cho (I heart radio)

Detour Interview with Belief editors JF Garrard & Allan Cho (youtube)

Booktime blog interview with JF Garrard about Belief

Words with Writers podcast (Reading of The Blue Son)

Editor for Life: JF Garrard, deputy editor for Ricepaper Magazine

JF Garrard – A Spark Of Madness That Is Anything But Generic

Immersion Editor #2 Interview – JF Garrard

ideamensch interview

Liquid Lunch – Trump: Utopia or Dystopia: J.F. Garrard and Jen Frankel

We Got The Geek

Superchange Your Life

Dr. Wright Radio Show

Press Releases

April 20/21 A Belief Worth Sharing – New Anthology Features Joy Kogawa, Jim Wong-Chu and over 20 Asian Writers

March 18/21 New podcast The Artsy Raven shares the joy of books, writing and publishing to the world

May 24/18 Dark Helix Speculative Fiction Free Ezine Launch

Dec 22/17 All I Want For Christmas is More Fake Trump News?!

May 16/17 Trump’s Wall Was Created to Keep Out Zombies and He is a Wizard According to Dark Helix Press’ Latest Anthology

March 6/17 Robot Beavers and Poutine Currency, Seeking Futuristic Canada 150 Stories!

June 20/16 Feeding The Kraken or Child Monster!

Oct 29/13 Author JF Garrard Told Multiculturalism is Dead

Toronto Metropolitan University Asian Heritage Author Listing