Marilyn "Mattie" Brahen is the author of three novels from Wildside Press: the duology Claiming Her (2003) and Reforming Hell (2009), and a police procedural, Baby Boy Blue (2011). Her short fiction has appeared in Crafty Cat Crimes (Weinberg and Greenberg, eds.), The Ultimate Halloween (Kaye, ed.), and in Scheherazade, Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine, Dreams of Decadence, Fantastic, and Space and Time. She is currently working on a children's book and a new novel. Mattie has reviewed for The New York Review of Science Fiction, and has articles in the nonfiction Neil Gaiman Reader (Schweitzer, ed.). She enjoys writing poetry and lyrics, singing, playing guitar, and performing her own and others' songs. Mattie lives in Philadelphia with her husband, author and editor Darrell Schweitzer, and their literary cats, Tolkien and Galadriel. By day she's an Executive Secretary with the Philadelphia Water Department; she looks forward to retiring in three years and living a full-time creative life.