Look, I beat the author to her own forum! I met Glenda last year after chatting to her online occasionally and can tell you she is not only talented but warm, charming, and absolutely lovely. And since I doubt she'd use those words herself, I thought I'd leap in and introduce her. Briefly, Glenda is an Australian, living in Malaysia, where she also works in conservation. Glenda has written The Tainted, The Aware, Gilfeather, and a book with a chequered history Havenstar (she might explain that saga later). This is a tense time for Glenda, because The Tainted is shortlisted for an Aurealis Award and they are chosen on Saturday. The Aware was shortlisted last year and even tho it didn't end up getting an award, two shortlistings in two years is a great recognition of her work. So good luck, Glenda! If you want to find out more about Glenda, visit her website. I'm sure she'll be along soon.