Cecilia Tan ("ctan") is a trailblazer in erotic science fiction and fantasy. In 2014 RT Magazine recognized that fact, awarding her both the Career Achievement Award and their Pioneer Award, and she has also won various other genre awards. She founded Circlet Press in 1992 and has been widely published in sf/f, literary, and queer fiction circles ever since including three of the Big Five publishers and numerous medium to nano-sized presses. Her "day job" is Publications Director for SABR (Society for American Baseball Research) for whom she edits the semi-annual Baseball Research Journal and heads their book publishing program. Tan received her master's degree in professional writing and publishing from Emerson College in 1994. A partial bibliography follows, since the entire is too long to list: The Struck by Lightning Trilogy (Slow SurrenderSlow SeductionSlow Satisfaction); Slow Surrender won the 2013 RT Reviewers Choice Award and the Maggie Award for Excellence from the Georgia RWA. The Magic University Series: The Siren and the SwordThe Tower and the TearsThe Incubus and the AngelThe Poet and the Prophecy (Riverdale Avenue Books), The Velderet (Circlet), Mind GamesThe Prince's Boy, and the erotic sf/f short fiction collections Telepaths Don't Need SafewordsBlack Feathers: Erotic Dreams, and White Flames. Her short stories have appeared in dozens of magazines and anthologies, including Asimov’s, Strange Horizons, Absolute Magnitude, and Best American Erotica (1996, 2006), Best Lesbian Erotica (several), Nerve.com, Best Women's Erotica (2003, 2011), Best Gay Short Stories 2012. Tan's essays have been included in Uncanny Magazine, Sojourner, A Woman Like That (Perennial/HarperCollins, 2000), Lambda Literary ReportQueers Destroy Science Fiction, and many other publications. Tan was inducted into the GLBT Writers Hall of Fame at Saints & Sinners Literary Festival in 2010.