R R Angell is a 2004 graduate of the Clarion West Writers’ Workshop and a Virginia Center for the Creative Arts fellow. He received a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council in 1999, a Governor's Citation for artistic excellence from the State of Maryland, won the Dana Award for Speculative Fiction in 2000, and the Jenny McKean Writer's Award in Washington, DC in 1996. His work has appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction, Interzone, Gargoyle, The Baltimore Review, Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, Scorched Earth, Fishnet, and Astounding Tales among others, and many anthologies including "Sex & Chocolate," "Best Date Ever: True Stories That Celebrate Gay Relationships," and "Stress City." His work has been translated into French and Chinese.