Mari Ness spent much of her life wandering the world and reading. This, naturally, trained her to do just one thing: write. Her short fiction and poetry have appeared in numerous print and online publications, including ClarkesworldLightspeed, Fireside, Nightmare, Uncanny, Apex, Daily Science Fiction, Strange HorizonsFantasy, and right here at  She also has a weekly blog at, where she chats about classic works of children’s fantasy and science fiction.  She lives in central Florida, with a scraggly rose garden, large trees harboring demented squirrels, and a cat who does not think highly of humanity.

She – the writer, not the cat – can be contacted at mari_ness at

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