Marie Croke is an award-winning fantasy and science-fiction writer living in Maryland with her family, all of whom like to scribble messages in her notebooks when she’s not looking. She is a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop, and her stories can be found in over a dozen magazines, including Mi>Apex, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Daily Science Fiction, Zooscape, Cast of Wonders, Diabolical Plots, and Fireside. She has worked as a slush editor for multiple magazines, including khōréō, is an assistant editor at Dark Matter Magazine, and her reviews can be found in Apex Magazine. Her hobbies include crochet, birding, and aerial dance. You can find her online at mariecroke.com or chat with her @marie_croke on Twitter.