Christine Purcell is a neuropsychologist, coffee aficionado, and Scrabble demon living in the Great White North (in southern Ontario, where it’s actually quite sunny). Her first novel, The Emerald Key, co-written with Stewart Sternberg, will be released in February 2015 from Ticonderoga Publications. Her works have appeared in Grievous Angel, White Cat Magazine, The Fem-Fangs Anthology (Pill Hill Press), and other venues. She was previously the acquisitions editor for Elder Signs Press. She is an active HWA member.