Mark W. Baldwin, PhD, received his doctorate in 1984 from the University of Waterloo and held postdoctoral fellowships at the Research Center for Group Dynamics at the University of Michigan and the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. He then spent several years pursuing an opportunity to cowrite and cohost the award-winning children's television series Camp Cariboo. Returning to academia, Dr. Baldwin taught and researched psychology at the University of Winnipeg for 8 years before assuming his current position, in 1998, in the Department of Psychology at McGill University in Montreal. Along the way, he served as Chair of the Social and Personality section of the… Canadian Psychological Association and Associate Editor of the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, and coauthored (with Rick Hoyle, Michael Kernis, and Mark Leary) the book Selfhood: Identity, Esteem, Regulation. His major research interests include interpersonal cognition, self-esteem, and adult attachment theory. Most recently, Dr. Baldwin and his students have been exploring the possibility of designing computer-based exercises to modify maladaptive automatic social cognition and have established the website www.selfesteemgames.mcgill.ca to report this research.Ellen Datlow is the editor of science fiction, fantasy, and horror anthologies. She was the fiction editor of Omni magazine and Omni Online from 1981-1998. Then she was the editor of the webzine Event Horizon: Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror from September 1998-December 1999. She has won the World Fantasy Award seven times, the Bram Stoker Award twice with her co-editors and the Hugo Award for Best Editor in 2002 and 2005. She currently lives in New York City and edits fiction for Scifi.com. In 2011 she was given the Life Achievement Award by the Horror Writers Association.She is a long time trustee of the Horror Writers Association. She has been the co-host of the Fantastic Fiction reading series at the KGB Bar since 2000, a series which features luminaries and up-and-comers in speculative fiction.
Fairy and folklore scholar Terri Windling, five-time winner of the World Fantasy Award, has edited and written numerous fantasy works for both adults and children. She divides her time between Devon, England, and Tucson, Arizona.
Jane Austen(17751817) lived in and wrote about Regency, England. Four of her novels were published during her lifetime. Karen Joy Fowler, a PEN/Faulkner and Dublin IMPAC nominee, is the author of The Jane Austen Book Cluband other novels.
Nalo Hopkinson co-edited So Long Been Dreaming, an anthology of science fiction and fantasy by writers of colour, with Upppinder Mehan. She is the internationally acclaimed author of Brown Girl in the Ring,Skin Folk,and Salt Roads. Her books have been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, Tiptree, and Philip K. Dick Awards; Skin Folk won a World Fantasy Award and the Sunburst Award. Born in Jamaica, Nalo moved to Canada when she was sixteen. She lives in Toronto.