Dr. Kathy Kitts, a former geology professor, served as a science team member on the NASA Genesis Discovery Mission. Before that, she directed a planetarium for nine years. She has dozens of nonfiction publications, spanning from professional papers to textbooks to general interest articles. However, she no longer writes about "what is" but rather "what if." Her latest speculative short fiction has appeared in Amazing Stories Magazine, James Gunn’s Ad Astra (under the pseudonym K. Eisert), and Mad Scientist Journal. Her latest short story collection, Getting What You Need (self-published, 2017), is now available on Amazon. Born and raised in the southwest, she is currently living in the high desert of New Mexico. You can find her online at girlcooties.org.