Barbadian, born in 1968. Writer and research consultant, BSc, MSc, MPhil, PhD, Karen Lord builds worlds, one word at a time. She was nominated for the John W Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2012. Her first novel, Redemption in Indigo, won the Frank Collymore Literary Award for 2008. It won the 2011 William L. Crawford Award, the 2011 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature, the 2010 Carl Brandon Parallax Award, and the 2012 Golden Tentacle (The Kitschies, Best Debut Novel) and was nominated for a World Fantasy Award in 2011. Her second novel, The Best of All Possible Worlds, won the Frank Collymore Literary Award for 2009. It also won the 2013 RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Science Fiction Novel and was nominated for Book of the Year, and was a finalist for the 2014 Locus Awards Best Science Fiction Novel. The Galaxy Game was published in January 2015 as a sequel to The Best of All Possible Worlds. She also edited the anthology, New Worlds, Old Ways: Speculative Tales from the Caribbean published by Peekash Press in 2016 through the kind collaboration of Peepal Tree Press and Akashic Books. She is @drkarenlord on Twitter and drkarenlord on Tumblr.