Risingshadow has had the honour of interviewing John Helfers.
John Helfers is an author and editor currently living in Green Bay, Wisconsin. During his eighteen years working for Martin H. Greenberg at Tekno Books, he edited more than twenty short story anthologies for DAW and oversaw the production of more than two hundred others for other publishers in all genres. He has also worked with well-known authors and co-editors such as Lawrence Block, Charlaine Harris, John Jakes, Anne Perry, Jeffery Deaver, Michael Connelly, Walter J. Boyne, Harold W. Coyle, Mercedes Lackey, Margaret Weis, Kevin J. Anderson, and Max Allan Collins.
He's written both fiction and nonfiction, including the final novel in the first authorized trilogy based on The Twilight Zone™ television series, the YA novel Tom Clancy's Net Force Explorers: Cloak and Dagger, and a history of the United States Navy. The Vorkosigan Companion, a guide to the SF world of Lois McMaster Bujold co-edited with Lillian Stewart Carl, was nominated for the 2009 Hugo Award in the Best Related Book category. The Shadowrun anthology Spells & Chrome won the 2011 Origins Award for Best Related Book. He is currently the President of Stonehenge Art & Word, a literary property management company that works with such authors as Mercedes Lackey and Esther Friesner, and such writer's organizations as the Mystery Writers of America.