Rachel Swirsky is the author of A Memory of Wind and The Monsters Million Faces, available on Tor.com. Her short fiction has appeared in Weird Tales, Fantasy Magazine, and Subterranean Magazine, among others, and been collected in Years Best anthologies edited by Rich Horton, Jonathan Strahan, and the VanderMeers. Swirsky earned her masters from the University of Iowa Writers Workshop. In 2011 Swirsky won the Nebula Award for her novella "The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers beneath the Queen's Window," making her the first person in two decades to win a Nebula before turning thirty. She lives in Bakersfield, California.