Daniel Ausema is drawn to all things imaginative and strange. His work has appeared in many publications, including Strange Horizons, Daily Science Fiction, and Diabolical Plots. He has been nominated for the Rhysling Award in poetry. His serial fiction project, Spire City, combines the mad science and airships of steampunk with touches of the New Weird in a city both cruelly decadent and capable of wonder. He lives in Colorado, at the foot of the Rockies.