Cat Hellisen writes dark fantasy for adults and children. Cat is quite fond of reading, hiking, archery, aikido, and meditation, though she does less of all of those things than she'd like to, mainly because The Internet is Evil and she has no willpower. She does manage to write stories in between marathon TV series sessions. Her work includes the novels When the Sea is Rising Red, Charm, and House of Sand and Secrets, and short stories in Apex, F&SF, Something Wicked, Shimmer, and Tor.com. Her latest novel is a fairy tale for the loveless, Beastkeeper.