Jeanne Cavelos () began her professional life as a NASA astrophysicist. After earning her MFA, she moved into publishing, becoming a senior editor at Bantam Doubleday Dell, where she edited award-winning science fiction, fantasy, and horror and won the World Fantasy Award. Jeanne left New York to pursue her own writing career and find an in-depth way of working with writers. She is the author of seven books, including the bestselling The Passing of the Techno-Mages trilogy and the nonfiction The Science of Star Wars. Her writing has twice been nominated for the Bram Stoker Award. Jeanne serves as director of the Odyssey Writing Workshops Charitable Trust, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to helping writers of fantasy, SF, and horror improve their work (odysseyworkshop.org). Odyssey offers a summer workshop in NH, online classes, and numerous free resources. Jeanne has been nominated for a World Fantasy Award for her work at Odyssey.