Shannon Page was born on Halloween night and spent her early years on a back-to-the-land commune in northern California. A childhood without television gave her a great love of the written word. At seven, she wrote her first book, an illustrated adventure starring her cat Cleo. Sadly, that story is out of print, but her work has appeared in Clarkesworld, Interzone, Fantasy, Black Static, Tor.com, the Proceedings of the 2002 International Oral History Association Congress, and many anthologies, including the Australian Shadows Award-winning Grants Pass, and The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk. Books include Eel River; the collection Eastlick and Other Stories; and Our Lady of the Islands, co-written with the late Jay Lake. Our Lady received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal, was named one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2014, and was short-listed for the Endeavour Award. She also writes a cozy mystery series collaboratively with Karen G. Berry under the pen name Laura Gayle. Forthcoming books include The Queen and The Tower, first book in The Nightcraft Quartet, and a sequel to Our Lady. Edited books include the anthology Witches, Stitches & Bitches, from Evil Girlfriend Media, as well as several well-received novels from Per Aspera Press. Shannon is a longtime yoga practitioner, has no tattoos, and is an avid gardener at home with her husband, Mark Ferrari, on Orcas Island, Washington. Visit her at www.shannonpage.net.