Entrepreneur – Author – Editor
JF Garrard is the President of Dark Helix Press, an Indie publisher of Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Raw Non-Fiction. She also serves as a Marketing Consultant on the Editorial Board for Ricepaper Magazine, a Vancouver-based Canadian magazine which has showcased Asian Canadian literature, culture, and the arts since 1994. Recently she has been recruited to be an Assistant Editor for Amazing Stories, one of the world’s first science-fiction magazines.
She is an editor and writer of speculative fiction (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). In 2018, her short story The Metamorphosis of Nova will be published in the Blood Is Thicker anthology by Iguana Books. In late 2018/19, another short story, The Perfect Husband will be published in the We Shall Be Monsters Frankenstein anthology by Renaissance Press.
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.