About K.W. Colyard

Kristian Wilson Colyard (they/she) grew up weird in a one-caution-light town in the Appalachian foothills. They now live in an old textile city with their husband and a clowder of cats. Kristian collects books, teeth, and rocks, and has strong opinions on ampersands (cool) and the Oxford comma (essential). They haven’t met a cryptid yet, but they’re a firm believer in Mothman, the Jersey Devil, and the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus. They’re also pretty much convinced that their mother is a robot who kept all the neat upgrades for herself.

Once told by a creative writing instructor that they had “mastered the gross-out,” Kristian has been riding high on that compliment ever since. They are the author of the BNW-nominated “Those Who Forget and Those Who Perish,” published by Seize the Press in 2022. Their fiction has also appeared in Clarkesworld and Diabolical Plots.

When they’re not writing or reading, you can find Kristian playing video or board games, singing showtunes, or watching Jeopardy! or Frasier. Their work is fueled by black coffee, red lipstick, and the urge to be better tomorrow. They’re on Twitter and Instagram @kristianwriting, and you can find more of their work online at kristianwriting.com.


Short Bio: Kristian Wilson Colyard (they/she) grew up weird in a one-caution-light town in the Appalachian foothills. They now live in an old textile city with their husband and a clowder of cats. Kristian is the author of the BNW-nominated “Those Who Forget and Those Who Perish,” published by Seize the Press in 2022. Their fiction has also appeared in Clarkesworld and Diabolical Plots. They’re on Twitter @kristianwriting, and you can find more of their work online at kristianwriting.com.