Bridget McKenna was born a hellish long time ago in Las Vegas, Nevada. She wrote her first—alas, unpublished—novel at the age of nine. In pencil. After taking a few years off to pursue other career options, she returned to the fiction writing racket with the publication of her first short story in 1972.
Since then she has written and edited fiction, nonfiction, computer games, websites, and to-do lists. She has been shortlisted for the Hugo, Nebula, and Shamus awards, and has never taken one home. She lives in Seattle, where she reads, writes, edits, binge-watches TV series, and continues her search for the ultimate butter masala.