Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of Shades of Milk and Honey (2010, Tor; Nebula finalist), Glamour in Glass (forthcoming 2012, Tor) and her short fiction collection, Scenting the Dark and Other Stories (2009, Subterranean). Her Hugo nominated short story "Evil Robot Monkey" appeared in The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction vol. 2 (Mann, ed.). Other short fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons, Asimov's, Apex Digest, Cicada, Clarkesworld, and numerous Year's Best anthologies. She won the Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2008.

She also is the art director for Weird Tales. Mrs. Kowal performs as a professional puppeteer and voice actor, recording work for authors such as Orson Scott Card, Kage Baker, and John Scalzi. Visit her website, www.maryrobinettekowal.com.