Amanda Downum is the author of The Necromancer Chronicles series from Orbit: The Drowning City (2009; Gemmell Morningstar finalist), The Bone Palace (2010; Tiptree finalist), and Kingdoms of Dust (2012). Her latest novel is Dreams of Shreds & Tatters from Solaris (2015). Her short fiction has been published in Lovecraft Unbound (Datlow, ed.), Strange Horizons, Realms of Fantasy, and Weird Tales. Forthcoming appearances include "Spore" in Dreams From The Witch House (Jamneck, ed.) and "The Sea Inside" in The Mammoth Book of Cthulhu (Guran, ed.).

She lives in Austin, TX, with her partner. They can often be found climbing, dancing, and haunting absinthe bars.