Brenda Gates Spielman is a writer, software engineer, and teacher. Brenda writes mysteries, science fiction, and fantasy. Her prior publications include Stalker Lord, a book, Umbar, a FRP module, and short stories in Fantasy Book, and Dragon Magazine. Her current work in progress is Lost Sun, a science fiction book. Brenda uses her science/technology experience to provide background and support for her mysteries and 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.