Kelly Link is the author of two previous collections, Stranger things Happen and Magic for Beginners. Her stories have won three Hebula awards, a hugo and a World Fantasy Award. She was born in Miami, Florida, and once won a free trip around the world by answering the question, 'Why do you want to go around the world?' ('Because you can't go through it.')
Link lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she and her husband, Gavin J. Grant, run Small Beer Press and play ping-pong. In 1996 they started the occasional zine Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet.