Kameron Hurley is the author of the novels God's War (Night Shade Books, 2011), Infidel (Night Shade Books, 2011) and Rapture (Night Shade Books 2012), a science-fantasy noir series which earned her the Sydney J. Bounds Award for Best Newcomer and the Kitschy Award for Best Debut Novel. She has been a finalist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, Hugo Award, Nebula Award, the Locus Award and the BSFA Award for Best Novel. Hurley's work has also been included on the Tiptree Award Honor List. Her essay on the history of women in conflict, "We Have Always Fought" was the first blog post to be nominated for a Hugo Award.

Her latest novel, The Mirror Empire, will be published by Angry Robot Books in August 2014. The sequel, Empire Ascendant, will be out in September 2015. Her short fiction has appeared in magazines such as EscapePod, and Strange Horizons, and anthologies The Lowest Heaven, Year's Best SF and forthcoming The Mammoth Book of Science Fiction. Her work has been translated into Romanian, Swedish, Russian and Spanish. She is also a graduate of Clarion West.

In addition to her writing, Hurley has been a Stollee guest lecturer at Buena Vista University and taught copywriting at the School of Advertising Art. She is also a columnist for Locus Magazine. Hurley currently lives in Ohio, where she's cultivating an urban homestead. Her essays on fiction and fandom appear regularly at kameronhurley.com.