R.R. Virdi is a two-time Dragon Award finalist and a Nebula Award finalist. He is the author of two urban fantasy series, The Grave Report, and The Books of Winter. One of his short stories was part of a collection of artists' works to go to the moon aboard the Astrobotic Peregrine Lunar Lander in 2022. Should the writing gig not work out, he aims to follow his backup plan and become a dancing shark for a Katy Perry music video.