Diane Turnshek is an astronomer who’s been published in Analog and elsewhere. She served as Eastern Regional Director and ran the 2007 Nebulas in NYC.
Jepp has been the heart of the queen’s elite guard, but the ease and grace that come to her in fighting leathers vanishes when battles turn to politics-and she becomes the only envoy to a strange realm with nothing to rely on but her wits and knives.
Sara Stamey’s SF novels with Berkley/Ace made the Locus Best New Novels list. Her journeys include treasure hunting and teaching scuba in the Caribbean; backpacking Greece and New Zealand; operating a nuclear reactor; owning a farm in Southern Chile.