Karen Heuler’s stories have appeared in over 120 literary and speculative magazines and anthologies, from Conjunctions to The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction to Weird Tales, as well as a number of Best Of anthologies. She has received an O. Henry award, been a finalist for the Iowa short fiction award, the Bellwether award, the Shirley Jackson award for short fiction, and a bunch of other ritzy awards. The Splendid City will be published by Angry Robot Books this June. It’s a book about stolen water, an exiled witch and her gun-wielding cat, and a city run by a self-declared President who loves parades. She lives in New York City with a large dog and two alarmed cats. Fairwood Books will publish her next collection, A Slice of the Dark, in November.