Merrie Haskell emerged quietly onto the Author Bio scene with a simple link to her website: http://www.merriehaskell.com. Lacking any interesting secondary occupations, Merrie began to pepper her Bio with quirky facts about her ancestry ("descendant of lumberjacks and midwives") and pets ("she owns 47 pounds of cats"). While Merrie yet awaits international recognition for her Author Bio, her short fiction has appeared in Asimov's and Nature. Her first novel will be published by HarperCollins in Fall 2011. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.