Maria Dahvana Headley is the New York Times-bestselling author of, most recently, THE MERE WIFE ( out July 17, 2018 from MCD/FSG). Upcoming in 2019 is a new translation of BEOWULF, also from FSG. As well, she is the write of young adult skyship novels MAGONIA and AERIE from HarperCollins, the dark fantasy/alt-history novel QUEEN OF KINGS, the nationall bestselling memoir THE YEAR OF YES, and THE END OF THE SENTENCE, a novella co-written with Kat Howard, from Subterranean. With Neil Gaiman, she is New York Times-bestselling co-editor of the monster anthology UNNATURAL CREATURES, benefitting 826DC.
Her Nebula, Shirley Jackson and World Fantasy award-nominated short fiction has appeared on Tor.com, and in The Toast, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, Nightmare, Apex, The Journal of Unlikely Entomology, Subterranean Online, Glitter& amp; Mayhem and Jurassic London 's The Lowest Heaven and The Book of the Dead, Uncanny, Shimmer, and more. It 's anthologized in Best American Fantasy and Science Fiction, as ofte as the 2013 and 2014 editions of Rich Horton 's The Year 's Best Fantasy& amp; Science Fiction,& amp; Paula Guran 's 2013 The Year 's Best Dark Fantasy& amp; Horror, in he Year 's Best Weird Volume 1, ed. Laird Barron, and in Wastelands, Vol 2, among others. She 's also a writer and ssayist.
She grew up in rural Idaho on a sled-dog ranch, spent part of her 20 's as a pirate negotiator and ship marketer in the maritime industry, and stil lives in Brooklyn in an apartment shared with a seven-foot-long stuffed crocodile.