Bio: Lawrence Watt-Evans is the Maryland-based author of more than two dozen novels and over a hundred short stories, most notably the Ethshar fantasy series and the Obsidian Chronicles. Though best known as a fantasy author, he has written horror, science fiction, and other genres, as well as scripting comic books and writing for television. His work has been translated into German, French, Spanish, Hungarian, Finnish, Russian, Italian, Japanese, Hebrew, Czech, Danish, and Polish. His story "Why I Left Harry's All-Night Hamburgers" garnered a Nebula nomination and won both the Hugo award and the Asimov's Readers' Award. Watt-Evans is part-owner of a chain of comic-book shops. He served two years as president of the Horror Writers Association, 1994-1996, and a year as treasurer of Science fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, 2003-2004, as well as holding various lesser offices in HWA, SFWA, and Novelists Inc. He married his high school sweetheart in 1977, has two children in college, and lives in the suburbs of Washington, D.C.