Veronica Schanoes is a writer and a scholar. Her novella "Burning Girls" was nominated for the Nebula and the World Fantasy awards, and received the Shirley Jackson award. Her most recent story, a novelette called "Among the Thorns," was also published on Tor.com, and her next story will be in Ellen Datlow's The Doll Collection. Her first book, Fairy Tales, Myth, and Psychoanalytic Theory: Feminism and Re-telling the Tale, an academic analysis of the relationship between feminist fairy-tale revisions and psychoanalytic theory, came out from Ashgate Press in May 2014. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Queens College - CUNY.