J.M. Coster (Jen) is an erstwhile MD turned speculative fiction writer. She is an associate editor for the Hugo-nominated science fiction podcast magazine Escape Pod. She also co-produces the game dev comedy podcast Coffee with Butterscotch from Butterscotch Shenanigans. She currently lives in St. Louis, MO with her robomancer husband and recalcitrant cat. She likes creepy fairy tales, experimenting with pastries, and thinks ghost stories and food stories are not so dissimilar.

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