Francesca Forrest is the author of The Inconvenient God (Annorlunda Books, 2018), about a slacker god with a mysterious past, and the novel Pen Pal (2013), a story of friendship and heroism from the margins. Her short stories have appeared in Fireside Magazine, Not One of Us, Strange Horizons, and other periodicals, as well as in anthologies. She's old enough to have four grown children and young enough not to have mastered object permanence just yet. She lives in western Massachusetts.