About the author

Sandra Ulbrich Almazan

<p> Sandra Ulbrich Almazan started reading at the age of three and only stops when absolutely required to. Although she hasn&rsquo;t been writing quite that long, she did compose a very simple play in German during middle school. Her science fiction novella <em>Move Over Ms. L.</em> (an early version of<em> Lyon&rsquo;s Legacy</em>) earned an Honorable Mention in the 2001 UPC Science Fiction Awards, and her short story &ldquo;A Reptile at the Reunion&rdquo; was published in the anthology <em>Firestorm of Dragons</em>. Other published works by Sandra include <em>Twinned Universes</em>, the sequel to <em>Lyon&#39;s Legacy</em>; <em>Seasons&#39; Beginnings,</em> Book One of the fantasy Season Avatars series; and several science fiction and fantasy short stories. She is a founding member of Broad Universe, which promotes science fiction, fantasy, and horror written by women. Her undergraduate degree is in molecular biology/English, and she has a Master of Technical and Scientific Communication degree. Her day job is QA Representative for enzyme company; she&rsquo;s also been a technical writer and a part-time copyeditor for a local newspaper. Some of her other accomplishments are losing on <em>Jeopardy!</em> and taking a stuffed orca to three continents. She lives in the Chicago area with her husband, Eugene; and son, Alex. In her rare moments of free time, she enjoys crocheting, listening to classic rock (particularly the Beatles), and watching improv comedy.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p>