I am a lifelong science fiction reader whose midlife crisis was to take a sabbatical from my high-tech job to attend the Clarion West SF writers' workshop in 2000. It seems to have worked. I made my first professional sale in 2001, won the Writers of the Future Contest in 2002, was nominated for the John W. Campbell award for Best New Writer in 2003, was nominated for the Hugo Award (Best Short Story, for "Tale of the Golden Eagle") and the Campbell again in 2004, and won a Hugo in 2006 (Best Short Story, for "Tk'Tk'Tk"). My "Titanium Mike Saves the Day" was nominated for a Nebula Award in 2008, and a collection of my short stories, Space Magic, is available from Wheatland Press (http://www.wheatlandpress.com). I live in Portland, Oregon with my wife, Kate Yule, with whom I edit the fanzine Bento, and our website is at http://www.BentoPress.com.