Gay Haldeman (Mary Gay Potter Haldeman, for those who have read The Forever War) has a Master's degree in Spanish Literature from the University of Maryland and another in Linguistics from the University of Iowa. She has taught in the Writing Center at MIT every fall since 1983, specializing in English as a second language. The rest of the year she resides in Florida, where she manages science fiction Grand Master Joe Haldeman's career, dealing with editors, answering correspondence (in Spanish and French as well as English; isn't the internet wonderful?), serving as travel agent, answering the phone, typing and filing, arranging publicity, selling Joe's out-of-print books, etc. She shared a Skylark Award with Joe in 1996, and in 2011 was given the Big Heart Award at the World SF Convention in Reno, NV. She's been going to SF conventions since 1963 (so has Joe) and loves to meet new people. After 46 years of marriage, she still thinks Joe's the best thing that ever happened to her.