Kate Paulk is a transplanted Australian with an infant writing career, a hyperactive imagination, and a fondness for weird stuff. She has published enough short stories to be losing count, a novella and Knights in Tarnished Armor, which doesnâ€™t exactly fit any kind of category. Kate’s first novel, Impaler, is an alternate history about Vlad the Impaler (he wins). Her next novel, ConVent, will be launched at Capclave. Kate spends her time juggling the demands of software quality assurance (the day job), her husband, two very demanding cats, and the stories demanding attention. The stories usually win.