T D Edge has been a street theatre performer, props maker for the Welsh Opera, sign writer, schools caretaker, soft toys salesman, professional palm-reader, trainer, and editor. He won a Cadbury’s fiction competition at age 10 but only did it for the chocolate. When that ran out, he got writing again and published several children’s/YA books (writing as Terry Edge). A few years back, he attended the Odyssey Fantasy Writing Workshop where he learned a lot, including how to hug. He’s also still knackered from the excellent master class workshop in Oregon, run by Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch. It was there he wrote an early version of this story as a class exercise, with the ghost of his old sign writer master constantly whispering in his ear, “Just do it.” He’s sold around 16 short stories to various pro and semi-pro magazines, including Aeon, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Realms of Fantasy.