Vylar Kaftan won a Nebula for her alternate history novella The Weight of the Sunrise. She's published about 50 short stories in Asimov's, Lightspeed, Clarkesworld, and other places. She lives in the Bay Area.
Tense and gripping. --Ann Leckie Her Silhouette, Drawn in Water transcends its particulars to rise to the universal. As protagonist Bee struggles with not only oppression by others but also her own limitations and the hard choices of love, her story becomes a moving tribute to the power within all of us. --Nancy Kress A feminist's weapon in a poignant story of courage. --Aurealis