The former Executive Editor of Roc/NAL, Laura Anne Gilman left her day job at the end of 2003 in order to put more energy into her own writing. Her first original novel, the fantasy/caper novel STAYING DEAD, came out in 2004, followed by CURSE THE DARK in 2005 and BRING IT ON in July 2006, with the next scheduled for 2007. Her YA trilogy, GRAIL QUEST, will come out from HarperCollins this year, and is already garnering excellent reviews. She is also the author of several non-fiction books for teenagers, and co-edited the anthologies OtherWere: Stories of Transformation and Treachery & Treason. She is available for speaking engagements and discussion groups. Please contact her for specific details.