Brenda Gates Spielman writes mysteries, science fiction, and fantasy.  And sometimes poetry. Her prior publications include Stalker Lord, a book, Umbar, a FRP module, and short stories in Fantasy Book, and Dragon Magazine.

She has worked as a software engineer (avionics and telecommunication) and a teacher (HS and Adult Ed). Brenda uses her science/technology experience to provide background and support for her mysteries, and for science fiction world building (MSc Computer Science, MSc Applied Mathematics, BSc Physics).

Brenda is a member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) and Virginia Writers Club.  She lives near Richmond, VA.