About Mary

Kowal1Hugo-award winning author, Mary Robinette Kowal is a novelist and professional puppeteer. Her debut novel Shades of Milk and Honey (Tor 2010) was nominated for the 2010 Nebula Award for Best Novel. In 2008 she won the Campbell Award for Best New Writer, while three of her short fiction works have been nominated for the Hugo Award: “Evil Robot Monkey” in 2009 and “For Want of a Nail” in 2011, which won the Hugo for short story that year. Her stories have appeared in Strange Horizons, Asimov’s, and several Year’s Best anthologies, as well as in her collection Scenting the Dark and Other Stories from Subterranean Press.

Kowal is also an award-winning puppeteer. With over twenty years of experience, she has performed for LazyTown (CBS), the Center for Puppetry Arts, Jim Henson Pictures and founded Other Hand Productions. Her designs have garnered two UNIMA-USA Citations of Excellence, the highest award an American puppeteer can achieve.

When she isn’t writing or puppeteering, Kowal brings her speech and theater background to her work as a voice actor. As the voice behind several audio books and short stories, she has recorded fiction for authors such as Kage Baker, Cory Doctorow and John Scalzi.

Mary lives in Chicago with her husband Rob and over a dozen manual typewriters. Sometimes she even writes on them.

Recent Journal Entries

My Favorite Bit: Nicholas Kaufmann talks about DIE AND STAY DEAD

Nicholas Kaufmann is joining us today with his novel Die and Stay Dead. Here’s the publisher’s description. In this pulse­pounding sequel to Dying Is My Business, Trent, a man who can’t stay dead or retain his memories, tries to uncover his connection to a deadly doomsday cult bent on destroying NYC. A brutal murder in Greenwich […]

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My Favorite Bit: Beth Bernier Pratt talks about STORAGE WORLD

Beth Bernier Pratt is joining us today with her anthology Storage World. Here’s the publisher’s description. Most storage units hold furniture, books, clothes, and all manner of junk, old and new. The Braxton family’s Storage World provides all that plus storage for … a different kind of goods. Behind the doors of Storage World one can […]

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Chapter 15 of GHOST TALKERS is up.

I am hoping that this picture of Sadie’s fluffy little paws will induce you to forgive me for the long delay between the cliffhanger of Chapter 14 and posting Chapter 15.  I’ve been recording audio books and going through the copy-edits for Of Noble Family. Things they don’t tell you when you sign up for this […]

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My Favorite Bit: Jonathan L. Ferrara talks about THE GUARDIANS OF SIN

Jonathan L. Ferrara is joining us today with his novel The Guardians of Sin. Here’s the publisher’s description. Seven deadly sins have been unleashed, and the only one who can defeat them is the boy who set them free. Nicholas Blackwell has no idea he is supposed to fulfill a destiny. All he knows is that […]

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