Leah Bobet is the author of Above, an Andre Norton Award- and Aurora Award-nominated young adult urban fantasy novel (Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic 2012), and An Inheritance of Ashes, which will appear from Clarion/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in the United States and Scholastic in Canada in October 2015. She is the editor and publisher of Ideomancer Speculative Fiction, a resident editor at the Online Writing Workshop for Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror, and a contributor to speculative web serial Shadow Unit as well as an urbanist, linguist, bookseller, and activist.
She is also the author of a wide range of short fiction, which has been reprinted in several Year's Best anthologies: "Stay," in The Best Horror of the Year, Vol. 4 (Datlow, ed.); "The Parable of the Shower" in The Year's Best Fantasy 10 (Hartwell and Cramer, eds.); "Bliss" in Science Fiction: The Best of the Year 2006 (Horton, ed.); and "Displaced Persons" in The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy for Teens (Nielsen Hayden and Yolen, eds.). Further short work appears in Start a Revolution: QUILTBAG Fiction Vying for Change (Matheson, ed.); Superheroes (Horton, ed.); Super Stories of Heroes and Villains (Lalumiere, ed.), Witches: Wicked, Wild and Wonderful (Guran, ed.); Chilling Tales (Kelly, ed.); Clockwork Phoenix (Allen, ed.); Clockwork Phoenix 2 (Allen, ed.); The Mammoth Book of Extreme Fantasy (Ashley, ed.); and TEL: Stories (Lake, ed.). She is a frequent contributor to On Spec, Realms of Fantasy, and Strange Horizons.
Her poetry has been nominated for the Rhysling Award, the Pushcart Prize, and the 2013 Aurora Award ("Hold Fast"; Strange Horizons, June 2012) and she is the recipient of the 2003 Lydia Langstaff Memorial Prize.
Between all that, she is learning to can her own vegetables, dipping a toe into interactive fiction and video games, and contributing in the fields of civic engagement, food security and urban agriculture. For more, visit: www.leahbobet.com or @leahbobet on Twitter.