And English novelist (now dual UK/US citizen) living in Seattle. Author of six novels(Hild, Ammonite, Slow River, The Blue Place, Stay, and Always) and a multi-media memoir (And Now We Are Going to Have a Party: Liner notes to a writer's early life). Co-editor of the Bending the Landscape series of original queer f/sf/h stories. Essayist. Teacher. Blogger. Winner of the Washington State Book Award, Nebula, Tiptree, World Fantasy, and 6 Lambda Literary Awards among others. Married to writer Kelley Eskridge. Currently lost in the 7th century—working on the second novel about Hild of Whitby. Emerges to drink just the right amount of beer and take enormous delight in everything.