Amal El-Mohtar is an award-winning author, editor, and critic. She contributes reviews and literary criticism to NPR. Books and the New York Times. Her short story "Seasons of Glass and Iron" won the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards and was a finalist for the World Fantasy, Sturgeon, Aurora, and Eugie Foster awards. She is the author of The Honey Month, a collection of poetry and prose written to the taste of twenty-eight different kinds of honey. Her fiction has most recently appeared on Tor.com and Uncanny magazine, and in anthologies such as The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories and The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales. She is presently pursuing a PhD at Carleton University and teaches Creative Writing at the University of Ottawa.