M.K. Hutchins regularly draws on her background in archaeology when writing fantasy and science fiction. She's the author of The Redwood Palace and Drift, which was a Junior Library Guild Selection. She's written over thirty short stories appearing in magazines including Fireside, Podcastle, and Strange Horizons. A long-time Idahoan, she now lives in Utah with her husband and four children, where they endeavor to grow bushels of delicious food, play heaps of board games, and read mountains of books.