Vivian Shaw wears way too many earrings and likes edged weapons and expensive ink. She was born in Kenya and spent her early childhood in the UK before relocating to America at the age of seven. She has a BA in art history, an MFA in creative writing and publishing arts, wants to be a lawyer when she grows up, and has worked in academic publishing and development while researching everything from the history of spaceflight to reactor design to mountaineering disasters to supernatural physiology. In her spare time she draws, sews, makes jewelry, collects vintage cookbooks and fountain pens, and writes fanfiction (pen name: Coldhope). She lives in Baltimore with her wife, the author Arkady Martine.
Vivian is represented by Stephen Barbara of InkWell Management and Steve Fisher of APA. For all publicity requests, contact Ellen B. Wright, Associate Publicity Director, Orbit & Redhook, or use this online contact form.