Stephen Leigh is a Cincinnati-based, award-winning author with nineteen science fiction novels and over forty short stories published. He has been a frequent contributor to the Hugo-nominated shared world series Wild Cards, edited by George R. R. Martin. He teaches creative writing at Northern Kentucky University. The Assassins' Dawn series encompasses his long-unavailable first three novels: Slow Fall to Dawn, Dance of the Hag, and A Quiet of Stone. He can be found at farrelworlds.com.