I’m Gwendolyn Clare, and I write science fiction and fantasy. My debut young-adult novel — INK, IRON, AND GLASS — is forthcoming from Macmillan/Imprint in 2018. My short fiction has appeared in Asimov’s, Clarkesworld, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies, among others, and my poetry has been nominated for the Rhysling Award. I’m represented by Jennifer Azantian of Azantian Literary Agency.

I’m a New Englander transplanted to North Carolina, where I tend a vegetable garden and a flock of backyard ducks and wonder how I ever survived the frozen northlands. I have a BA in Ecology, a BS in Geophysics, and recently finished a PhD in Mycology, which completes my acronym collection (for now, at least). I love the fieldwork aspect of being a scientist, and I’ve been lucky enough to work in awesome places like Italy, Australia, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Guyana.

Away from the laboratory, I enjoy practicing martial arts, adopting feral cats, and overstaying my welcome in the local coffee shops while writing. I’m still in the market for a cybernetic left arm, though my rotator cuff seems to have forgiven me for past transgressions and started functioning properly again.