Profile of Kelly Swails

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Kelly Swails is a clinical microbiologist by day and a writer by night. When she's not wrestling bacteria or unruly characters, she can be found reading, knitting, or playing Guitar Hero. It's rumored she sleeps occasionally, but that has yet to be proven. She, her husband, and their three cats live in Illinois.

Kelly Swails is currently eligible for the John W. Campbell Award for best new science fiction or fantasy writer whose first work of science fiction or fantasy was published in a professional publication in the previous two years.


Kelly Swails's Campbell-qualifying work:
"Cake and Candy," in Pandora's Closet, DAW, 2007.


Other credits:

"Three Wishes," Terribly Twisted Tales, DAW. (forthcoming)

"The Finch and the Panther," Pirates of the Blue Kingdoms: Buxom Buccaneers, Walkabout Press.

"Accidental Vengance," Pirates of the Blue Kingdoms: Shades and Specters, Walkabout Press.

"The Black Seraph," Pirates of the Blue Kingdoms, Walkabout Press.