Sheree Renée Thomas is an award-winning fiction writer, poet, and editor. Nine Bar Blues: Stories from an Ancient Future (Third Man Books, 2020) is her debut fiction collection. She is also the author of two multi-genre/hybrid collections, Sleeping Under the Tree of Life (Aqueduct Press, 2016), long-listed for the 2016 Otherwise Award and honored with a Publishers Weekly Starred Review and Shotgun Lullabies (Aqueduct, 2011). She also edited the World Fantasy Award-winning Black speculative fiction volumes Dark Matter. A Marvel writer, her novelette, “Heart of a Panther” appears in The Black Panther: Tales of Wakanda edited by Jesse J. Holland. She is the editor of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction and associate editor of Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora. Explore more at www.shereereneethomas.com or follow her via Twitter @blackpotmojo.