MARIA DAHVANA HEADLEY is the author of the dark fantasy/alt-history novel Queen of Kings (2011), and the internationally bestselling memoir The Year of Yes (2006). Her Nebula-nominated short fiction has recently appeared in Lightspeed, Nightmare, Apex, The Journal of Unlikely Entomology, Subterranean, Glitter & Mayhem, and is anthologized in the 2013 editions of Rich Horton’s The Year’s Best Fantasy & Science Fiction, Paula Guran’s The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror, and Jurassic London’s The Lowest Heaven and The Book of the Dead. With Neil Gaiman, she is the New York Times-bestselling co-editor of the monster anthology Unnatural Creatures (2013), benefitting 826DC. Upcoming are a young adult skyship novel from HarperCollins, and The End of the Sentence, a new novella from Subterranean Press with Kat Howard (2014). She was born in 1977 and is a Macdowell Colony Fellow.