Esther M. Friesner was educated at Vassar College, where she completed B.A 's in both Spanish and Drama. She ent to on to Yale University; within five years she was awarded an M.A. and Ph.D. in Spanish. She studie Spanish at Yale for a number of years before going on to become a full-time author of antasy and science fiction. She has published twenty-seven novels so far; her most recent titles include from Penguin-Puffin and from Random House.
Her short fiction and poetry have appeared in Asimov 's, Fantasy& amp; Science Fiction, Aboriginal SF, Pulphouse Magazine, Amazing, and Fantasy Book, as ell as in umerous anthologies. Her story, " Love 's Eldritch Ichor, " was include in the 1990 World Fantasy Convention book.
Her first stint as an anthology editor was, a catalogu of truly gonzo original tabloid SF for DAW books. Wisely, she undertook this project with the able collaboration of Martin H. Greenberg. Not having learned their lesson, they ar also co-edited the Amazon comedy anthology series for Baen Books, as ofte as, an anthology of vampire stories for Donald I Fine, Inc.
" Ask Auntie Esther " was her regular etiquette and advice column to the SFlorn in Pulphouse Magazine. Being paid for telling other people how to run their lives sounds like a retty good deal to her.
Ms. Friesner won the Nebula Award for Best Short Story of 1995 for her work, " Death and the Librarian, " and the Nebula for Best Short Story of 1996 for " A Birth Day. " ( A Birth Day " was also a 1996 Hugo Award finalist.) Her novelette, " Jesus at the Bat " was on the final Nebula ballot in the same ear that " Death and the Librarian " won the priz. In addition, she has won the Romantic Times award for Best New Fantasy Writer in 1986 and the Skylark Award in 1994. Her short story, " All Vows, " took second place in the Asimov 's SF Magazine Readers' Poll for 1993 and was a semifinalis for the Nebula in 1994. Her Star Trek: Deep Space Nine novel,, made the USA TODAY bestseller list.
She lives in Connecticut with her fiancé, two children, two rambunctious cats, and a fluctuating population of hamsters.