Tonya Liburd shares a birthday with Simeon Daniel and Ray Bradbury, which may tell you a little something about her. She is a 2017 and 2018 Rhysling nominee, and has been longlisted in the 2015 Carter V. Cooper (Vanderbilt)/Exile Short Fiction Competition. Her fiction is used in Nisi Shawl’s workshops, and in Tananarive Due’s black horror course at UCLA (the latter of which featured Jordan Peele as a guest lecturer!) as examples of ‘code switching’. She is also the Senior Editor of Abyss & Apex magazine. You can find her blogging at https://www.spiderlilly.com or on Twitter at @somesillywowzer, or you can join her Patreon at www.Patreon.com/TonyaLiburd.