Deborah J. Ross writes and edits fantasy and science fiction. She's on the Board of Directors of Book View Café, and has served as SFWA Secretary and chair of the jury for the Philip K. Dick Award. Her short fiction has appeared in F & SF, Asimov's, Star Wars: Tales From Jabba's Palace, Realms of Fantasy, Sword & Sorceress, and various other anthologies and magazines. Her most recent books include Thunderlord (with Marion Zimmer Bradley), Lambda Literary Award Finalist Collaborators (as Deborah Wheeler); and The Seven-Petaled Shield, an epic fantasy trilogy. Her editorial credits include the Lace and Blade series, Stars of Darkover (etc.), Mad Science Cafe, and Across the Spectrum (with Pati Nagle).