Veronica Schanoes is the author of Burning Girls and Other Stories (Tor.com, 2021), which includes the stories "Burning Girls" (Nebula and Shirley Jackson finalist) and "Phosphorus" (Shirley Jackson finalist). Her academic book Fairy Tales, Myth, and Psychoanalytic Theory: Feminism and Re-telling the Tale (Ashgate, 2014) is a scholarly examination of the relationship between feminist psychoanalytic and clinical theory and feminist revisions of fairy tales and classical myth. She is an associate professor in the Department of English at Queens College - CUNY. She lives in New York City with her son.