Fan, pro, writer, editor, blogger, knitter, theist, essayist, instructor, gardener, maker, typesetter, copyeditor, proofreader, small-time artist.
Consulting Editor, Tor Books. Former Managing Editor, ditto. Some authors: Robert Charles Wilson, Steven Brust, John M. Ford, Harry Turtledove, Jim Macdonald & Debra Doyle, James White, Gordy Dickson, Charles Vess, Stephan Zielinski. Also edited: comics, literary criticism, utopian fiction, much Miscellaneous Other. Edited Spin. Edited The Avram Davidson Treasury. Edited Mike Ford and Terry Carr, who both liked it.
Hugo nominations for fanzine Izzard, co-edited with husband Patrick Nielsen Hayden, for Best Fan Writer (twice), and for essay collection Making Book (NESFA Press, 1994). TAFF, 1985. Helped found NYRSF, 1988. Recipient with PNH of the 2003 Edward E. Smith Memorial Award (the "Skylark") for service to the field. Fellow of NESFA.
Writing instructor, Viable Paradise, 1998 to present. Current hamster: Sophie Magellan.
Special Guest at Boskone 31 (1994).
Home Page: http://nielsenhayden.com/makinglight/