Elizabeth Bear was born on the same day as Frodo and Bilbo Baggins, but in a different year. She lives in Connecticut, and is a recipient of the John W. Campbell Award and the Locus Award. Her most recent books include the short story collection The Chains That You Refuse, the fantasy novel Blood and Iron, and the forthcoming science fiction novel Carnival. For more about her and her work, see her website. To contact her, send her email at firstname.lastname@example.org.