Karen Heuler's stories have appeared in over 50 literary and speculative magazines and anthologies. She has published a short story collection, The Other Door (Univ. of Missouri Press, 1995), and the novels The Soft Room (Livingston Press, 2004) and Journey to Bom Goody (Livingston Press, 2005). Fantasy magazine and Clarkesworld have recently published stories, with upcoming fiction appearing in Albedo One, Alaska Quarterly Review, StoryQuarterly, Best of the Web 2009 (for "Ball Lightning," originally published in Oxford Magazine), and The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2009 (edited by Rich Horton) for "The Difficulties of Evolution," originally published in Weird Tales, among others. She has received an O. Henry award, been shortlisted for a Pushcart prize, for the Iowa short fiction award, the Bellwether award and this year's Shirley Jackson award for short fiction. She's got more novels and stories stuffed into her computer, and some still stuffed into her head. She lives in NYC with her dog, Booker Prize, and her cat, Pulitzer.