Lina Rather is a speculative fiction author from Michigan living in Washington, D.C. Her short fiction has appeared in venues including LightspeedFireside Fiction, and Shimmer. Her books include Sisters of the Vast Black (winner of the Golden Crown Literary Society Goldie award and shortlisted for the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award) and Sisters of the Forsaken Stars. When Lina isn’t writing, she likes to cook overly elaborate recipes, read history, and collect cool rocks. Find her on Twitter or Instagram as @LinaRather.