A dedicated daydreamer born in Manhattan, Mallory Path now lives across the bay from San Francisco. Mal used to rage against classification by pronouns, but has come to terms with that failure of language and now answers to he or she-or, under the right conditions with the right persons-it. She prefers hope to happiness, which is often reflected in her fiction. When not writing gay love stories, Mal enjoys cuddling her hamsters, napping, and planning fantasy vacations that she will never be able to afford. Visitors to her website, A Lyrical Bent (http://mallorypath.com), are most welcome.