Vandana Singh was born and raised in India. She was brought up on a diet of myths, legends, and other fantastical tales in two languages, Hindi and English. As a teenager she acquired a lifelong interest in environmental and women's issues, and a keen passion for science. She has a PhD in theoretical particle physics and currently lives near Boston with her husband, daughter, and dog. She divides her energies between worrying about global warming, teaching college physics, writing science fiction and fantasy, and spending time with her family. She can be found in cyberspace at