Brit Mandelo (www.britmandelo.com) was born in 1990 in Louisville, KY. Raised by a single mother who supported her love for reading and writing from the very first, she spent quite a lot of time in libraries and pecking away at an old typewriter as a child. She's long since abandoned the typewriter, but not the work, and stories of all sorts continue to be the center of her life.
Mandelo is a writer, critic, and occasional editor whose primary fields of interest are speculative fiction, feminism, and queer literature, especially when the three coincide. Her work—fiction, nonfiction, poetry; she wears a lot of hats—has been featured in magazines such as Clarkesworld, Tor.com, and Ideomancer. She also writes regularly for Tor.com and has several column series there, including "Queering SFF" and the ongoing "Reading Joanna Russ," which explores Russ's oeuvre book-by-book. She also has an anthology forthcoming from Lethe Press, Beyond Binary: Genderqueer and Sexually Fluid Speculative Fiction.
When not writing, she's a perpetual student at the University of Louisville. She also enjoys music and art, plus the occasional film—but she can't vouch for her taste. Currently, she's settled in Louisville with her partner in an apartment that doesn't have near enough room for all the books.