An interviewer once said of Dayle A. Dermatis, “She has so many aliases, you’d think she was a spy!” A dabbler in several genres (and with several coauthors), she’s published two novels and more than 100 short stories. She lives in southern California within scent of the ocean, and she and her husband spend their spare time following Styx around the country (and sometimes out of it), exploring the world on a motorcycle, doing historic re-creation, and renovating their 1911 Craftsman home. She loves music, cats, Wales, faeries, laughter, and defying expectations. You can read more about Dayle and her pseudonyms at