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 (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). Her latest short stories includes “A New Dynasty” in the Frost Zone Zine, “The Curse” in the Brave New Girls: Adventures of Gales and Gizmos anthology, “The Metamorphosis of Nova” in the Blood Is Thicker anthology by Iguana Books and “The Perfect Husband” in the We Shall Be Monsters Frankenstein anthology by Renaissance Press. Her story “The Blue Son” is a winner of the Channillo Short Story Contest and “The Blue Apron” is a finalist in the Polar Expressions Publishing’s 14th annual short story competition which will be published in the upcoming In the Mist anthology.

Her background is in Nuclear Medicine and she has a MBA in Marketing and Strategy. 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. Currently she is pursuing a Creative Writing certificate from Ryerson University.

Find her on Twitter or Instagram @jfgarrard.

Any inquiries can be sent to hello at jfgarrard.com

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List of Works

Short Fiction



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

Ryerson University Asian Heritage Author Listing
Ryerson University Creative Writing Program Published Students Listing