Originally published in The Magazine Fantasy & Science Fiction
Leah Cypess wrote her first short story - in which the narrator was an ice cream cone - at the age of six, and sold her first piece of fiction while in high school. She has degrees in biology, journalism, and law, and has traveled to Iceland, Israel, Jordan, and Costa Rica, among other places. She now lives with her family in Silver Spring, Maryland. She is the author of four fantasy novels published by HarperCollins: Mistwood, Nightspell, Death Sworn, and Death Marked.
Leah has also published short stories in Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine, Asimov's Science Fiction, and Sword & Sorceress, among other places. Her story Nanny's Day was nominated for the Nebula in 2012. You can find out more about her at www.leahcypess.com.
Fact: Looking Back at Genre History by Amy H Sturgis
Narrated by: Fran Carris
Fran Carris is whatever she decides to be when she wakes up each morning. She has also been known to be a performance artist and poet, voice actor, and professional dabbler in other arts that express.