Naomi Kritzer sold her first novel on her older daughter's first birthday, a few months before she turned 29. Her most recent novel, Freedom's Apprentice, was nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award. Her short stories have appeared in Realms of Fantasy, Strange Horizons, and Sword and Sorceress; two have been reprinted in Year's Best anthologies. Ms. Kritzer has spoken to school groups (including elementary, middle, and high school students, though not all at the same time) and has led writing workshops for novice writers. She can speak about all aspects of the writing process, including how to find time to write while raising two young children Her speaking fee is negotiable.