Adam-Troy Castro's twenty-five books include the Philip K. Dick Award winning EMISSARIES FROM THE DEAD, first of three featuring the brilliant and tormented trouble-shooter, Andrea Cort. His short fiction has been nominated for two Hugos, three Stokers, and eight Nebulas. Adam's next major project is a series of middle-grade novels featuring a very strange young boy named Gustav Gloom. The first of these is GUSTAV GLOOM AND THE PEOPLE TAKER, set for release from Grossett and Dunlap in August. Adam lives in Miami with his wife Judi and a trio of insane cats who include Uma Furman and Meow Farrow.