Lucy A. Snyder is the author of the fiction/poetry collection Sparks and Shadows and the humor collection Installing Linux on a Dead Badger. Her writing has appeared in a wide variety of print and electronic publications, including Strange Horizons, Farthing, Weird Tales, Full Unit Hookup, Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, Chiaroscuro, The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy, and Doctor Who Short Trips: Destination Prague.
Born in South Carolina, Lucy grew up in Texas and moved to Bloomington, Indiana for college. She has a BS in biology and an MA in journalism and has worked as a computer systems specialist, science writer, researcher, software reviewer, radio news editor, and bassoon instructor. In her past life as a magazine editor, she published Dark Planet and edited for Strange Horizons and HMS Beagle. She currently produces a column for Horror World on science and technology for writers.
Lucy is a graduate of the 1995 Clarion Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers' Workshop; her classmates included authors Kelly Link and Nalo Hopkinson. She later co-founded the Writeshop writers' workshop in Worthington, Ohio, where she currently lives with her husband and occasional co-author Gary A. Braunbeck.