Rebecca S.W. Bates writes speculative fiction. She lives in Boulder, Colorado where she raised three daughters and taught Spanish. Now she writes full time in a variety of genres and enjoys traveling as much as possible. She has published several science fiction and fantasy short stories, most recently in the Fiction River anthologies Universe Between and Fantasy Adrift. In addition, she was featured in the Colorado Book Award nominated Broken Links, Mended Lives. Her novels The Signal (2013), Prelude to Proxima (2015) and Sphinx of Centaurus (2017) were all published by D.M. Kreg Publishing. Sample first chapters and her collections of short stories can be viewed at www.dmkregpublishing.com.