During the day Maria Herring is a perfectly normal English Language teacher, but after 3.30pm she lets her SFF geek out. So far, that’s got her two published novels, a bunch of short stories, some of which won prizes from Dark Tales Magazine and the Writers Village, plus an Aeon Awards short-listing. Having shared her love of the English Language around China and France for the past decade, she’s finally back in Bristol working on her third novel, mentored by acclaimed SFF novelist Liz Williams, while still writing those peculiar short stories. She has a cat called Bilbo and is addicted to tea. She honestly does have friends.