Christopher Rowe has published a few dozen stories, has been a finalist for many of the major science fiction and fantasy literary awards (Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, Seiun, Theodore Sturgeon), seen his work frequently reprinted, translated into a half-dozen languages around the world, and praised by the New York Times Book Review. One story, "Another World For Map is Faith" made the long list in the 2007 Best American Short Stories volume, while his early fiction was collected in a chapbook, Bittersweet Creek, by Small Beer Press of Northampton, Massachusetts. His first novel, Sandstorm, was released in March of 2011 by Wizards of the Coast. He has a full-length collection of his shorter work forthcoming titled Involuntary States and 2017 will see the release by HarperCollins of the first book in the Hotel Monster series he's writing with his wife for middle grade readers. Rowe is a graduate of the Clarion West Writing Workshop and is a regular attendee of the Sycamore Hill Workshop for speculative fiction professionals. He lives in Lexington, Kentucky with his wife, YA superstar Gwenda Bond.