M.K. Hobson ("Mary") is the author of two novels in the Omnipotens Veneficus series, The Native Star (Bantam Spectra, 2010) and The Desired Poison (Bantam Spectra, 2011). Her work has appeared in anthologies including Polyphony 5 (Wheatland Press, 2005), Polyphony 6 (Wheatland Press, 2006), Medicine Show (RedJack Press, 2006), and Freedomhowler & Finchley (RedJack Press, 2008). Her story "Oaks Park" is forthcoming in the Haunted Legends anthology (Tor Books, 2011). Her short fiction has appeared in magazines such as Realms of Fantasy, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Sci Fiction, Interzone, Black Static, Strange Horizons, Flytrap, Talebones, Abyss and Apex, and Full Unit Hookup. Her forthcoming stories include "The Hag Queen's Curse" (Realms of Fantasy) and "The Warlock and the Man of the Word" (Postscripts). She was a 2003 Pushcart Prize nominee for her story, "The Principessa of Montenegro" (Flashquake, 2003).

She lives in Oregon City, Oregon with her husband and daughter.