Sheree Renée Thomas is an award-winning fiction writer, poet, and editor. Her work is inspired by myth and folklore, natural science and conjure, her roots in Memphis, and in the genius culture created in the Mississippi Delta. She is the author of Sleeping Under the Tree of Life (Aqueduct Press), longlisted for the 2016 James Tiptree, Jr. / Otherwise Award and honored with a Publishers Weekly Starred Review and Shotgun Lullabies, described as a “revelatory work like Jean Toomer’s Cane.” With fellowships from Bread Loaf Environmental, Cave Canem Foundation, Ledig House, and the Millay Colony for the Arts, her work is widely anthologized and her essays have appeared in the New York Times. She edited the World Fantasy Award-winning speculative fiction volumes, Dark Matter, and serves as the Associate Editor of the award-winning peer-reviewed literary journal, Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora (Illinois State University, Normal). She is a co-editor of Trouble the Waters: Tales of the Deep Blue (Rosarium 2020), founding editor of Mojo: Journal of Black Speculative Arts, and is a 2019 Guest of Honor of the World Fantasy Conference in Los Angeles. Enjoy her new fiction collection, Nine Bar Blues: Stories from an Ancient Future (Third Man Books, April 2020).