Journalist and columnist with Blastr.com and Sci Fi Magazine. Through rain and snow and computer outages and midnight chocolate attacks, I haven't missed a column in 12 years. I'm married to an astonishingly good man named Charles Ott, who also writes sci-fi, and we have two cats who rule the house. We live in Chicago and are part of the science fiction Moebius Theatre comedy troupe (Kathie and Chuck that is! Not the cats!). Although really, it does seem like the time has come for a great, or even marginally okay, sci-fi comedy troupe with cats, doesn't it? Imagine the YouTube possibilities!