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, moving to America in the mid-80s. She has a BA in art history, an MFA in creative writing and publishing arts, has worked in academic publishing and development, and is looking forward to expanding her freelance editing portfolio. She writes about monsters, machines, disasters, and found family; her short sci-fi/horror fiction has appeared in Uncanny and Pseudopod, and she is the author of the Dr. Greta Helsing trilogy (STRANGE PRACTICE, DREADFUL COMPANY, and GRAVE IMPORTANCE). In her spare time she 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.