Connie Willis (1945 - )
Constance Elaine Trimmer Willis was born in Denver, Colorado, in 1945. Having earned a BA in English and elementary education from the University of North Colorado, she spent a brief stint in the late 1960s working as a teacher, until she left to raise her first child. During this period she began writing SF, with her first publication, 'The Secret of Santa Titicaca', appearing in Worlds of Fantasy in 1971. Willis is a highly decorated author and has won, among other accolades, ten Hugo Awards and six Nebula Awards for work of all lengths: short stories, novellas, novelettes and novels alike. She was recently named an SFWA Grand Master. Willis currently lives in Greeley, Colorado with her family.
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Cynthia Felice (1942- )
Cynthia Felice, who grew up in Chicago, is an American SF writer. She was nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 1979 after the publication of her first novel, Godsfire, in 1978. Felice has co-authored three novels with Connie Willis: Water Witch (1982), Light Raid (1989) and Promised Land (1997).
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