Kris has been a life-long science fiction fan since she saw her first Star Trek episode at age 9. Being a fanatical reader, she hied herself down to the library and began checking out every science fiction novel she could find. Isaac Asimov was her first favorite author. These days, she likes Neil Gaiman, Neal Stephenson, William Gibson, China Mieville, and - for lighter reading - Gail Carriger and Naomi Novik. She lives on 27 acres in Eastern Washington with a husband, a dog, and thousands of books.