Sandra McDonald is the author of the collection Diana Comet and Other Improbable Stories (Lethe, 2010: Lambda Literary winner, Booklist Editor's Choice, ALA Over the Rainbow book), which includes the 2010 Tiptree finalist "Diana Comet and the Disappearing Lover" and "Diana Comet and the Lovesick Cowboy," in Best Gay Stories of 2011 (Dube, ed.). Three other stories have been Tiptree finalists for 2003, 2010, and 2011: "The Ghost Girls of Rumney Mill" in the James Tiptree Award Anthology 1 (Murphy and Fowler, eds.), "Drag Queen Astronaut" in the November 2010 Crossed Genres, and "Seven Sexy Cowboy Robots" in the 5th The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year (Strahan, ed.). "Beach Blanket Spaceship" was in Wilde Stories 2011 (Berman, ed.).
Other short fiction is in The Best of Talebones (Swenson, ed.), Best of the Rest 4 (Youmans, ed.), Best New Paranormal Romance and Best New Romantic Fantasy 2 (Guran, ed.), Twenty Epics (Moles and Groppi, ed.), Destination: Future (Adani and Reynolds, eds.), Bewere the Night (Sedia, ed.), Beyond Binary (Mandelo, ed.), War and Space: Recent Combat (Wallace and Horton, eds.), Lone Star, Asimov's, Electric Velocipede, Andromeda Spaceways, Daily SF, Realms of Fantasy, Fantasy, Rosebud, Space and Time, and Strange Horizons. Her YA stories are in Speaking Out and Boys of Summer (Berman, ed.). Forthcoming work is in Willful Impropriety and Bloody Fabulous (Sedia, ed) and Edge of Infinity (Strahan, ed.). "The Black Feminist's Guide to Science Fiction Film Editing," an homage to Leigh Brackett, will appear soon in Asimov's.
Her military sf trilogy for Tor comprises Compton Crook finalist The Outback Stars (2007), The Stars Down Under (2008), and The Stars Blue Yonder (2009). Boomerang World (2012) is at the Amazon Kindle store. As Sam Cameron she writes gay YA novels for BSB Soliloquy: Mystery of the Tempest (2011; finalist, ForeWord YA Book of the Year), The Secret of Othello, and Kings of Ruin (forthcoming in 2012 and 2013). She is a graduate of Viable Paradise, studied at UCLA and Harvard Extension, and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine.