Maria Dahvana Headley is most recently the author of the novel Queen of Kings (Dutton, 2011/Transworld UK), a pitch-dark historical fantasy filled with classical monsters, serpents, Thessalian and displaced Norse witches, gods, ghosts, the Roman Army, Faustian bargains, and Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Queen is the first book in a trilogy, with the second forthcoming in late 2012. She’s recently published/has forthcoming short fiction in Subterranean (Seeräuber) and Lightspeed (Give Her Honey When You Hear Her Scream). Previously, she wrote The Year of Yes (Hyperion, 2006) a memoir of the year she went out with anyone in New York City who asked.
This is a compendium of beautiful things of all kinds. Immortality. Insects. Bats. Monsters. Ghosts. Stories (which is another word for Immortality.)