Natania Barron is a word tinkerer with a lifelong love of the fantastic. She has a penchant for the speculative, and has written tales of invisible soul-eating birds, giant cephalopod goddesses, gunslinger girls, and killer kudzu, just to name a few. Her work has appeared in Weird Tales, EscapePod, Steampunk Tales, Crossed Genres, Bull Spec, and various anthologies. She is also the founder of The Outer Alliance, a group dedicated to queer advocacy in speculative fiction. Her debut novel, Pilgrim of the Sky, released in December 2011 from Candlemark & Gleam. In addition, Natania is a founding editor and creative and web director at GeekMom.