Deborah Coates grew up on a farm in western New York. She has degrees in Animal Science and Agronomy and once helped plant a field of sugar beets in northern Ohio in the rain. She currently lives in central Iowa with a Rottweiler and a German Pinscher. Deb has published stories in Asimov’s, Strange Horizons, and SCIFICTION. Her stories have been reprinted in Best American Fantasy 2008, Year’s Best Fantasy 6, and Best Paranormal Romance. She recently sold her first novels, the beginnings of a new contemporary rural fantasy series, to Tor. Find her on Twitter and Livejournal.