Bio: Nick DiChario lives and writes in New York. He has published science fiction, fantasy, mainstream and mystery short stories in several magazines and anthologies, including the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, SF Age, Crime Through Time, and the Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, Twelfth Edition. Since his first story appeared in 1992, Nick has been nominated for the John W. Campbell Award, the Hugo Award, and the World Fantasy Award. He has taught creative writing at universities, and he is the fiction editor of HazMat Review, a literary journal in Rochester, NY. A collection of his collaborative short stories with Hugo and Nebula award-winning author Mike Resnick has just been published by Obscura Press--Magic Feathers: The Mike and Nick Show. Most recently, Nick has co-edited Death Dines at 8:30 with Mary Stanton, an anthology of culinary mysteries due from Berkley Books in spring 2001. Nick is currently working on his first novel.