Beth Meacham has been a science fiction and fantasy editor for 25 years. She has worked for Ace Books, Berkeley, and Tor, where she was editor in chief from 1985 through 1989. She now works as an Executive Editor for Tor, from her home in Arizona.

Her bibliography includes: Nightshade: Weird Heroes 4 (novel) with Tappan King; A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction (non-fiction) with Baird Searles, Martin Last and Michael Franklin; A Reader's Guide to Fantasy (non-fiction) with Baird Searles and Michael Franklin; Barlow's Guide to Extraterrestrials with Wayne D. Barlowe; Di Fate's Catalog of Science Fiction Hardware with Vincent Di Fate; and she editted Terry's Universe.

And her short fiction includes: "A Dream Can Make A Difference" in By Any Other Fame; Mondo Marilyn; "A Spark In The Darkness" in Alternate Outlaws; "Ashes To Ashes" in More Whatdunits; "Coyote" in Sisters In Fantasy; "Glamour Profession" in Witch Fantastic; "On Tiptoe" in Dinosaur Fantastic; "One By One" in Alternate Warriors; "The Coney Island Freak Show Babe"in Pulphouse; and "The Tale of Ali The Camel Driver" in Aladdin: Master of the Lamp.