Two-time Nebula-award winner Catherine Asaro has an M.A. in physics and a Ph.D. in chemical physics from Harvard. A former
ballet and jazz dancer, she founded the Mainly Jazz Dance program at Harvard and now teaches at the Caryl Maxwell Classical
Ballet. She has recently taken up singing, doing several gigs with contemporary and jazz styles. She's the creator of the
popular Skolian Saga science fiction series with The Ruby Dice, Diamond Star and Carnelians as the latest entries. Her other
books include near-future technothrillers Alpha and Sunrise Alley. Asaro lives in Maryland with her husband and daughter.