WRITER & ELDRITCH MONSTER

About The Author

SHORT BIO​

Premee Mohamed is a Nebula, World Fantasy, and Aurora award-winning Indo-Caribbean scientist and speculative fiction author based in Edmonton, Alberta. She has also been a finalist for the Hugo, Ignyte, Locus, British Fantasy, and Crawford awards. Currently, she is the Edmonton Public Library writer-in-residence and an Assistant Editor at the short fiction audio venue Escape Pod. She is the author of the ‘Beneath the Rising’ series of novels as well as several novellas. Her short fiction has appeared in many venues and she can be found on her website at www.premeemohamed.com.

LONG BIO

Premee Mohamed is an Indo-Caribbean scientist and speculative fiction author based in Edmonton, Alberta.

She is the author of the ‘Beneath the Rising’ series of novels, which have been finalists for the Crawford Award, British Fantasy Award, Locus Award, and Aurora Award. Her novellas have been finalists for the Nebula Award, Aurora Award, British Fantasy Award, Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction, and Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize. In 2022 she won the Nebula Award and World Fantasy Award for her novella ‘And What Can We Offer You Tonight’ and the Aurora Award for her novella ‘The Annual Migration of Clouds.’ She has been a finalist for the Hugo, Ignyte, British Fantasy, and Crawford awards.

Her short fiction has appeared in print and audio venues including Analog, Augur, Nightmare Magazine, Slate, Fireside Fiction, and PodCastle. In 2017 she was nominated for the Pushcart Prize for her story ‘Willing’ (Third Flatiron Press).

She is currently the 2024 Writer-in-Residence at the Edmonton Public Library and an Assistant Editor for the short audio science fiction venue Escape Pod. Previously she was a Capital City Press Featured Writer for 2019/2020 with the Edmonton Public Library. Her guest editing positions include novellas with Interstellar Flight Press and short fiction with Apparition Lit. She has judged short fiction competitions with CBC, Dream Foundry, and others.

She is represented by Michael Curry of the Donald Maass Literary Agency and is a member in good standing of the Writer’s Union of Canada, the Writers Guild of Alberta, the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association, and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association. She can be found on her website at www.premeemohamed.com.

OFFICIAL BLURB POLICY: PLEASE READ

Frankly, part of me is stunned that I have made enough writer friends or become enough of a name (?) (I can’t tell which) that people are contacting me to blurb their books! But, it keeps happening, and now it appears that I need An One (1) Official Policy.

It is: I am delighted to take a look at your book to see if I can blurb it! The request must come from your editor, not you. If I am able to and choose to blurb it, my blurb will go back to your editor. 

​“But that means I can’t send my self-published book!”

​It does and I’m sorry, but unless we are very close friends, I am not going to blurb your self-published book. Due to recent experiences, I have to institute a rule that there has to be a body between me, an blurber, and you, an author. 

In particular, this gives me the ability to say something like ‘This book contains depictions of ableism, racism, other miscellaneous bigotry, gratuitous gendered violence, blatant ethnic or cultural appropriation, perpetuation of negative stereotypes, or other gross things that I did not like; and whether the book itself is any good or not, and whether I liked the book overall or not, and whether it is clear that it is narrative voice rather than authorial voice, in this case I do not wish to have my name attached to it.’

However, if you and your editor do feel that I might be a good choice to do a blurb, you can contact me using the contact form on this site and I will at the very least get back to you with a yes/no and a projected timeline if it’s a yes.

Thank you for thinking of me to blurb your book!

Contact Premee!