Francesca Forrest is the author of Pen Pal (2013), a hard-to-classify novel from the margins, as well as short stories that have appeared in Not One of Us, Strange Horizons, and other online and print venues. Her most recent short story, "Seven Bridges," was published in The Future Fire in November 2014. Her poetry has been long-listed for the Rhysling in 2008, 2009, and 2015 ("The Peal Divers," Strange Horizons). She lives in western Massachusetts.