Elizabeth Moon grew up on the Texas-Mexico border, and started writing as soon as she could hold a pencil. She has degrees
in history (Rice University) and biology (University of Texas) with graduate work in biology at U.T. San Antonio. Besides
28 novels and over 50 short fiction works, she has written poetry, essays, and one-act plays for school and community
production. Her first published book, Sheepfarmer's Daughter, won the Compton Crook award in 1989;
Remnant Population was a Hugo nominee in 1997, and The Speed of Dark won the Nebula in 2004. Her most recent book,
Into the Fire, came out in spring 2018.
In addition to writing, Moon's interests include nature photography, prairie restoration and wildlife management,
horses, space exploration, music, and just about anything but housework. She lives in central Texas with her husband,
bakes bread and knits socks (stash level SABLE), and has an unhealthy affinity for dark chocolate.