Tanya Huff is a native Canadian, born in Nova Scotia and raised in Ontario. While working for Bakka, a science fiction bookstore in Toronto, Huff wrote her first seven novels and nine short stories. Her books include the Blood Ties series, The Keeer's Chronicles series, the Quarters series, Gate of Darkness, Circle of Light, the Valor series, and The Fire's Stone, among others. She has also published four collections of short stories. Huff won the Aurora Award for her short story "Who is Joah?" and her novel No Quarter made the James Tiptree, Jr. Memorial Award long list. Her Blood Ties novels have been turned into a television series for Lifetime Television.