J. Bear McKenna lives in Maryland, USA with his wife (and sometimes editor), a dog, two cats, and a cockatiel, as well as an ever-growing hoard of books. His favorite stories are about following frail threads of hope through a world of sharp edges. When not writing sci-fi and fantasy, he spends his time cooking, running, and being a lawyer. His short fiction has appeared in Little Blue Marble. He can be found online at jbearmckenna.com and on Twitter at @Jairbehr.