Beth Cato is the author of Breath of Earth and the fantasy duology The Clockwork Dagger, which was nominated for Best First Novel by Locus, and The Clockwork Crown, an RT Reviewers’ Choice Finalist. Her Clockwork Dagger-set novella Wings of Sorrow and Bone was nominated for the Nebula Award. A native Californian, she currently writes and bakes cookies in a lair outside of Phoenix, Arizona, which she shares with a hockey-loving husband, a numbers-obsessed son, and a cat the size of a canned ham