N.K. Jemisin is an author living and writing in Brooklyn, New York. This is fortunate, as she enjoys subways, tiny apartments, and long walks through city parks. Her short fiction has been published in a number of magazines and podcast markets, and has been nominated for the Hugo and Nebula awards. Her novels have also been nominated for (collectively) the Hugo, the Nebula, the Tiptree, the Crawford, the Gemmell, the...hell, I lose track. I actually won the Locus Award for Best First Novel and the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award.