It’s our third annual Artemis Rising event! Wooooo! I love this time of the year. It’s a month long array of stories celebrating women and non-binary authors in speculative fiction and this year we’ve got some truly amazing stories. Even better, this is the first year all four shows are on board, with Cast of Wonders joining in too.

And then? There’s THIS:


That amazing piece of art  is by Ashley Mackenzie. Ashley is an artist and illustrator based in Edmonton, Alberta. She was born in Victoria, BC and grew up between Vancouver, BC and Edmonton, AB. After studying online for a year through AAU in San Francisco, CA she moved to Toronto to pursue a degree in Illustration at OCADU. Though she loves the challenge of creating complex conceptual illustrations and finding new ways to navigate ideas visually she also enjoys making concept art and decorative illustration. When not drawing she can be found reading, playing videogames or thinking about her next project.