I get to work with some pretty cool people on Geek Wisdom. One of them is N. K. Jemisin.
In addition to being pretty damn funny, N.K. (or Nora) is an accomplished author with some excellent work under her belt. Her first novel, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, came out earlier this year. It’s the first part of a trilogy.
Her work has also appeared in Clarkesworld, Strange Horizons, and a slew of other places, including some awesome anthologies.
Oh, and this: She has been nominated for Hugo and Nebula awards. Hell yeah. Pretty damn spiffy, that.
Go spend some time at her website. She’s got free fiction there. Enjoy.