Robert E. Waters has been writing science fiction and fantasy since 2003 with his first sale, “The Assassin’s Retirement Party,” to Weird Tales. Since then, he has sold over 75 stories to various online and print magazines and anthologies. He has also published eight novels. His latest novel, the best-selling 1637: The Transylvanian Decision, was co-authored with the late Eric Flint and is Book 35 in Flint’s award-winning 1632/Ring of Fire alternate history series. His story “The Birds of Vietnam” will be published in CORVID-19: The Second Wave. Robert currently lives in Baltimore with his wife Beth, their son Jason, and their two cats Snow and Ash. You can find a list of his work on