Erin Horáková is a southern American writer. She has been a journalist, a pastry chef, a field and factory laborer on kibbutzim, a legal researcher, a fundraiser for the Obama campaign, and a teacher. Erin lives in London with her partner, and is writing her comparative literature PhD on the mechanics of charm at Queen Mary. She is a regular contributor to Strange Horizons and Tor.com, and currently works in publishing. She script-edits and helps write and produce an independent radio-play series. She writes fiction, blogs, cooks, is active in fandom, and is an ardent activist.