Nancy Kress is the author of twenty-seven novels, four story collections, and three books about writing. Her work has won five Nebulas, three Hugos, a Sturgeon, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award (for Probability Space). She often writes about genetic engineering. Her most recent work (Yesterday's Kin, Tachyon Press, 2014) concerns a new development in the research into mitochondrial DNA, the surprising group interested in this research, and the consequences for Earth's very survival. In addition to authorship, Nancy teaches science fiction writing at various venues including the annual two-week intensive workshop Taos Toolbox, co-taught with Walter Jon Williams. She lives in Seattle with her husband, writer Jack Skillingstead, and Cosette, the world's most spoiled toy poodle.