D.A. Xiaolin Spires stares at skies and wonders what there is to eat out there in the cosmos. Spires aspires to be a 3-D printing gourmand, but will happily concede with producing and consuming quixotic fiction and poetry.
Spires lives in oscillation between Asia and the US, and currently resides in Hawai'i. You can find her sniffing tropical fruit at farmer's markets, scouring lawns and beaches for fallen plumeria blossoms and boarding research vessels. Her work appears or is forthcoming in various publications such as Grievous Angel, Clarkesworld, Analog, Reckoning, Retro Future, LONTAR, Gathering Storm Magazine, Andromeda Spaceways, Star*line, Eye to the Telescope and Story Seed Vault; as well as anthologies of the strange and delightful, such as Sharp & Sugar Tooth, Broad Knowledge and Ride the Star Wind. She can be found on her website http://daxiaolinspires.wordpress.com & on Twitter: @spireswriter
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Christian was born a 'chime child' with a caul and grew up in a haunted house. According to legend a caul-shrouded chime-child can't drown at sea but can see and talk to ghosts and fairy folk without fear of coming to harm – allegedly! And yes, he was once commissioned to go on a werewolf hunt by a newspaper.
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