Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of Ghost Talkers, the Glamourist Histories series, and the forthcoming Lady Astronaut duology. She is a cast member of the award-wining podcast Writing Excuses and a three-time Hugo Award winner. Her short fiction appears in Uncanny, Tor.com, and Asimov’s. Mary, a professional puppeteer, lives in Chicago. Visit her online at maryrobinettekowal.com.