Catherynne M. Valente is a New York Times Bestselling author of fantasy and science fiction novels, short stories, and poetry. She has written over a dozen volumes of fiction and poetry since her first novel, The Labyrinth, was published in 2004. She has been nominated for the Hugo, Locus, and World Fantasy Awards, as well as the 2011 Nebula Award for her novella "Silently and Very Fast". She is a winner of the James Tiptree Jr. Award for expanding gender and sexuality in SFF, the Mythopoeic Award for Adults, the Lambda Award, the Million Writers Award for best online short fiction, the Rhysling Award, and the Andre Norton Award for YA literature.
You can find out more about Ms. Valente by visiting her website, or her popular blog at catvalente.
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