BONNIE LOSHBAUGH practices kung fu, writes speculative fiction, and can fillet a salmon in 60 seconds flat. Her published novels are SOBEL’S SKIN, a fantasy tale of a female shaman who can turn into a bear, set in an alternate history Siberia and I WENT DOWN, an urban fantasy noir set in a nightclub and inspired by the jazz standard Saint James Infirmary. Works in progress include THE SAPIENCE CONVENTION, a scifi tale of corruption, drug smuggling, and fuzzy alien critters.