The writing partnership of Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith has been going on now for almost twelve years. They write novels and short fiction together and separately, both under their own names and under the name Sandy Schofield. They have been nominated for every major award the science fiction/fantasy/horror field has to offer, and won many of them. As well as writing, they have edited anthologies and major magazines. They live together, along with their seven cats, on a hilltop in Oregon overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Kris has sold over thirty novels and well over a hundred short stories. In the world of fantasy, she has written numerous novels, including WHITE MISTS OF POWER, HEARTREADERS, and TRAITORS.
In science fiction, she has published many of her own novels, including ALIEN INFLUENCES and STAR WARS: THE NEW REBELLION. In the horror field, she has written three novels including the acclaimed SINS OF THE BLOOD, a vampire novel that was published by Dell Abyss. Kris has won the John W. Campbell Award, the World Fantasy Award, the Locus Award, and the Hugo Award. For six years she edited the award-winning Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.