Kathryn Yelinek works as a librarian in Pennsylvania. In addition to the required hobbies of reading and writing, she enjoys bird watching, star-gazing, gardening, and going to see Broadway musicals. She and her fiancé share their home with two parakeets, whom they are actively striving to make into the most spoiled birds in the Western Hemisphere. The birds don’t seem to mind. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Daily Science Fiction, Deep Magic, Metaphorosis, Andromeda Spaceways Magazine, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies.