Kirstyn McDermott has been working in the darker alleyways of speculative fiction for much of her career. She is the author of two novels, Madigan Mine and Perfections, and a collection of short fiction, Caution: Contains Small Parts. Her stories and poetry have been published in various magazines, journals and anthologies, with her most recent work being Never Afters, a series of novellas that retell classic fairy tales. Kirstyn lives in Ballarat, Australia, with fellow writer Jason Nahrung and two distinctly non-literary felines. She can be found online at www.kirstynmcdermott.com.