Nebula Award winner Esther Friesner is the author of thirty-seven novels and over one hundred eighty-five short stories, in addition to being the editor of ten popular anthologies. Her works have been published in the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, Russia, France, Poland and Italy. She is also a published poet and a produced playwright. Her articles on fiction writing have appeared in Writer’s Market and Writer’s Digest Books.
Her latest novels, SPIRIT’S PRINCESS and SPIRIT’S BRIDE, are about the 3rd century shaman-queen Himiko of Japan. They will be follwoed by KESTREL’S PRINCESS and KESTREL’S FLIGHT about the girlhood of Queen Maeve of Ireland. (Love! Action! Cattle!) These books join NOBODY’S PRINCESS and NOBODY’S PRIZE (about young Helen of Troy), and SPHINX’S PRINCESS and SPHINX’S QUEEN (about young Nefertiti), in her popular Princesses of Myth series for Random House. Learn more at: www.princeesesofmyth.com
Educated at Vassar College, receiving a B.A. degree in both Spanish and Drama, she went on to receive her M.A. and Ph.D. in Spanish from Yale University, where she taught for a number of years. She is married, the mother of two, and lives in Connecticut. In addition, she is now a happy first-time grandmother, or, as Friesner herself reports this new development: “Whoo-hoo!”