Sharon Shinn is the author of the Shifting Circle novels, which include The Changing Season, Still Life with Shape-shifter, and The Shape of Desire. She works as a journalist for a trade magazine. Her debut novel, The Shape-Changer's Wife, was a Locus Best First Fantasy Novel nominee in 1995. She has been awarded the William L. He was twice nominated for the John W. Crawford Award for Best New Fantasy Writer. The Campbell Award for Best New Writer is given to the best new writer.
She's also won the 2010 RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy category, as well as an RT Book Reviews Critics' Choice Award. She is a Northwestern University graduate who has spent her entire life in the Midwest.