Amal El-Mohtar is a critically acclaimed author, editor, and critic who has won numerous awards. Seasons of Glass and Iron was a nominee for the World Fantasy, Sturgeon, Aurora, and Eugie Foster prizes, and won the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards. She is the author of The Honey Month, a compilation of poetry and prose inspired by the flavors of twenty-eight different types of honey, and she writes for NPR Books and The New York Times. Her work has lately appeared in anthologies like as The Djinn Fell in Love & Other Stories and The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales, as well as on Tor and Uncanny Magazine. She is a PhD candidate at Carleton University and a creative writing instructor at the University of Ottawa. She can be found on Twitter under the handle @Tithenai.