The Author:M.K. Hutchins often draws on her background in archaeology when writing fantasy and science fiction. She's the author of the YA fantasy novels The Redwood Palace and Drift, along with over thirty short stories appearing in Podcastle, Analog, Strange Horizons, and elsewhere. When not writing, she's usually with her children as they grow veggies, bake, read books, and play board games together, though not usually all at the same time.
The Banner Picture: This is the High Temple at Lamanai, which I visited when I was excavating in Belize.