Laurel Anne Hill—author and former underground storage tank operator—grew up in San Francisco with more dreams of adventure than good sense or money. Her close brushes with death, love of family, respect for honor, and belief in a higher power continue to influence her writing and her life. Laurel has authored two award-winning novels, most recently The Engine Woman’s Light, a spirits-meet-steampunk heroic journey of a young Latina in an alternate 19th Century California. The Engine Woman’s Light has won 13 honors and awards. Laurel’s published short stories total over thirty. In 2019, published her latest short story, “13th Maggot,” in their Kill Switch anthology. For more information, go to: