Christopher Rowe has been a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy and Theodore Sturgeon Awards. His stories have been frequently reprinted, translated into a half-dozen languages around the world, and praised by the New York Times Book Review. His early fiction was collected in a chapbook, Bittersweet Creek and Other Stories, by Small Beer Press. His first novel, Sandstorm, was published by Wizards of the Coast in 2011. He is a student at the Bluegrass Writers Studio, the MFA program of Eastern Kentucky University, and lives in a hundred-year-old house in Lexington, Kentucky, with his wife, novelist Gwenda Bond.