Rosemary Kirstein's novel The Steerswoman (Del Rey, 1989, Compton Crook Award finalist), first volume of the series of the same name, was selected by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo for Science Fiction: The 101 Best Novels 1985-2010. It and its sequel, The Outskirter's Secret (Del, Rey, 1992), were later reissued together as the omnibus The Steerswoman's Road (Del Rey, 2003), and were followed by The Lost Steersman (Del Rey, 2003) and The Language of Power (Del Rey, 2004). She is working on the untitled Volume 5 after having done much work on Volume 6, The City in the Crags.

Ms. Kirstein has released ebook versions of all four volumes this year, and they can be purchased through Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo, and other reputable ebook sellers.

Her short story "Act Naturally" was published in Asimov's July 1982 issue, and the story "Salvage", written in collaboration with her sister Sabine Kirstein, was pubished in Aboriginal Science Fiction in the March-April 1989 issue.

Her plan to use Kickstarter to finance time needed to complete the next book was postponed when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She is currently undergoing treatment.

You can follow her blog at www.rosemarykirstein.com, or on Facebook-however, the semi-secret extra messages sometimes imbedded in the hovertext/tooltips of photos will not work on an iPad. You have to use a mouse.