NATANIA BARRON is a writer with a penchant for the speculative; she is also an unrepentant geek. Her work has appeared in The Gatehouse Gazette, Thaumatrope, Crossed Genres, Bull Spec and Steampunk Tales. Her current novel projects run the gamut from steampunk to heroic fantasy. She is also the founder of The Outer Alliance, a group dedicated to queer advocacy in speculative fiction. Natania holds a BA in English/Writing from Loyola University Maryland and an MA in English with a concentration in medieval literature from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In her spare time she cooks, bakes bread, drinks coffee, crochets, blogs, plays guitar and ukulele, and gardens. She lives in North Carolina with her family.