Matthew Kressel is a writer and a software developer. He is a three time Nebula Award finalist, a World Fantasy Award finalist, and a Eugie Award finalist. NPR Books called his first novel, King of Shards (Arche Press, 2015), a "majestic, resonant reality-twisting madness." His short fiction has appeared in magazines such as Lightspeed Magazine, Clarkesworld Magazine, Analog Science Fiction & Fact, io9, Nightmare Magazine, Beneath Ceaseless Skies; anthologies such as The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2018 Edition (ed. Horton; Prime Books, 2018) and The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 3 (ed. Clarke; Night Shade Books, 2018); and more. His work has been translated into French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Czech, Romanian, Polish, and Japanese. As a software developer, he created the Moksha submissions system, in use by many of the largest fiction publishers today. He is the co-host of the Fantastic Fiction at KGB reading series in New York with Ellen Datlow. You can find him on Twitter at @mattkressel or at his website www.matthewkressel.net.