Kelly Link is the author of three collections of short stories,Stranger Things Happen, Magic for Beginners, and Pretty Monsters. Her short stories have won three Nebula Awards, a Hugo Award, and a World Fantasy Award. She was born in Miami, Florida, and once won a free trip around the world by answering the question “Why do you want to go around the world?” (“Because you can’t go through it.”) Link and her family live in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she and her husband, Gavin J. Grant, run Small Beer Press and play Ping-Pong. In 1996 they started the zine Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet.