Ekaterina (Kathy) Sedia was born and raised in Moscow. She currently lives in New Jersey, and shares a house with the best spouse in the world and two cats. Her fantasy novels include According to Crow (2005, Five Star Press), The Secret History of Moscow (2007, Prime Books), and The Alchemy of Stone (2008, Prime Books). The House of Discarded Dreams is forthcoming from Prime in 2009. She is the editor of Paper Cities (2008, Senses Five Press) and is working on another anthology for Prime Books, Russian Winters (expected in 2009). Her short fiction has appeared in such markets as Analog, Clarkesworld Magazine, Fantasy Magazine, Mythic, and Lone Star Stories, and a number of anthologies, most recently Magic in the Mirrorstone (2008, Mirrorstone, edited by Steve Berman) and Japanese Dreams (2008, Prime, edited by Sean Wallace.) "Virus Changes Skin" (Analog Oct. 2007) will be reprinted in Rich Horton's Science Fiction: The Best of the Year 2008. Her most recent short stories can be found online in Subterranean Magazine and Endicott's Journal of Mythic Arts. She is currently working on a Victorian YA novel.