Melanie R. Meadors is the author of fantasy and science fiction stories where heroes don’t always carry swords and knights in shining armor often lose to nerds who study their weaknesses. She’s been known to befriend wandering garden gnomes, do battle with metal-eating squirrels, and has been called a superhero on more than one occasion.

Most recently, her short story "A Whole Hearted Halfling" was in the anthology Champions of Aetaltis. She was also a finalist in the 2014 Jim Baen Memorial Science Fiction Contest. She's currently co-editing an anthology, Hath No Fury, which just completed a very successful Kickstarter, and features authors like Seanan McGuire, Lian Hearn, Carol Berg, and more.

Melanie write science articles and cover geeky news for the Once and Future Podcast blog, and she has a regular column at the GeekMom blog. For her day job, she is a publicist specializing in science fiction and fantasy, and she works with authors, publishers, conventions, podcasts, and game designers, in both traditional publishing and independent. Very recently, she was promoted to Associate Publisher at Ragnarok Publications, an independent speculative fiction publisher, where she does business management and marketing.

 Follow Melanie on Facebook and on Twitter as @MelanieRMeadors.