Lisa Goldstein has published eleven novels, the latest being The Alchemist’s Door from Tor Books. She has spent the last four years as Isabel Glass, and has written two books under this name; the latest is The Divided Crown. Her novel The Red Magician won the American Book Award for Best Paperback. She has also published a short story collection, Travellers in Magic, and many short stories. Her novels and short stories have been finalists for the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards. She has worked as a proofreader, library aide, bookseller, and reviewer, and she lives in Oakland, California, with her husband and their cute dog Spark.