Francesca Forrest is the author of the Tales of the Polity, which (so far) include The Inconvenient God (Annorlunda Books, 2018), about a slacker god with a mysterious past, and Lagoonfire (Annorlunda Books, 2021), about how history unburies itself, as well as the novel Pen Pal (2013), a story of friendship and heroism from the margins. She has also written short stories that have appeared in Fireside Magazine, Not One of Us, Strange Horizons, and other online and print venues, including 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.