Cynthia Ward (http://www.cynthiaward.com) lives in the Seattle area. She has published stories in Asimov's SF Magazine (http://www.asimovs.com/), Bending the Landscape: Horror, and other anthologies and magazines, and has written articles and reviews for Amazon.com, Locus Online, and other webzines and magazines. Her market-news columns appear in Speculations: The Magazine for Writers Who Want to Be Read (http://www.speculations.com) and The SFWA Bulletin (http://www.sfwa.org/bulletin/). With Nisi Shawl (http://www.sfwa.org/members/shawl/), she has written the nonfiction guidebook Writing the Other: A Practical Approach (Aqueduct Press, http://www.aqueductpress.com/), which is the companion volume to their critically acclaimed fiction workshop, Writing the Other: Bridging Cultural Differences for Successful Fiction (http://writingtheother.com). Cynthia is completing her first novel, a romantic SF mystery tentatively titled The Killing Moon.