M. C. A. Hogarth

Daughter of two Cuban political exiles, M.C.A. Hogarth was born a foreigner in the American melting pot and has had a fascination for the gaps in cultures and the bridges that span them ever since.  She has been many things---web database architect, product manager, technical writer and massage therapist---but is currently a full-time parent, artist, writer and anthropologist to aliens, both human and otherwise.

Her fiction has variously been recommended for a Nebula, a finalist for the Spectrum, placed on the secondary Tiptree reading list and chosen for two best-of anthologies.  Her short story "In the Line of Duty" won the 2003 Ursa Major Award for Best Anthropomorphic Short Fiction.  Her short story 'Rosettes and Ribbons' was chosen for Sofawolf Press's Best in Show, and additional short stories have run in Anthrolations, Yarf!, Pawprints, Morphic Tales and in general SF/F magazines Strange Horizons, the Leading Edge and Oceans of the Mind.  Her stories about Alysha Forrest were collected and published as a book entitled Alysha's Fall by Cornwuff Press in 2000.

You can read many of these short stories and novels in e-book form, or buy physical copies, at Amazon (www.amazon.com/-/e/B00448EEPQ) or Smashwords (www.smashwords.com/profile/view/mcahogarth). You can also catch up with her on twitter (@mcahogarth), Livejournal (haikujaguar.livejournal.com) or her website (www.stardancer.org).