Jeanne Cavelos is a best-selling writer, an award-winning editor, and the director of the Odyssey Writing Workshops Charitable Trust. She began her professional life as a NASA astrophysicist. Her love of science fiction sent her into a career in publishing and she became a senior editor at Bantam Doubleday Dell, where she ran the science fiction and fantasy program and created the Abyss horror imprint (World Fantasy Award winner, 1993). In eight years in New York publishing, she edited a wide range of books, working with such award-winning and best-selling authors as William F. Nolan, Robert Anton Wilson, Joan Vinge, Tanith Lee, Kathe Koja, Poppy Z. Brite, and Peter Dickinson. Jeanne left New York to pursue her own writing career. She has written four novels set in the Babylon 5 universe—The Shadow Within (Dell, 1997/Del Rey, 2003) and the bestselling The Passing of the Techno-Mages trilogy, made up of Casting Shadows (Del Rey, 2001), Summoning Light (Del Rey, 2001), and Invoking Darkness (Del Rey, 2001). She's also written two nonfiction books—The Science of Star Wars (St. Martin's Press, 1999; New York Public Library's Recommended Reading List selection) and The Science of The X-Files (Berkley, 1998; Bram Stoker finalist)—and edited the anthology The Many Faces of Van Helsing (Berkley, 2004; Bram Stoker finalist). Her short fiction has appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies. She is currently writing a biological thriller, Fatal Spiral. Jeanne is the director of the Odyssey Writing Workshops Charitable Trust (odysseyworkshop.org), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to helping writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror improve their work. Odyssey's programs are widely known as some of the best for writers of the fantastic. Your Personal Odyssey Writing Workshop is an intensive, online, one-on-one workshop experience combining the renowned Odyssey lectures, expert feedback and deep mentoring. Students choose how long they want to complete the program, which topics they want to study, in what order, and create some of their own assignments. Odyssey also offers online classes and many other programs and free resources. Jeanne can be found online at jeannecavelos.com.