FRAN WILDE is an author & technology consultant. Her first novel, Updraft was published in 2015. Her short stories have appeared in Asimov's, Nature, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies. Wilde also blogs about food and genre at Cooking the Booksand for the popular social-parenting website GeekMom. She lives in Pennsylvania with her family.
PRAISE FOR THE JEWEL AND HER LAPIDARY AND FRAN WILDE"The Jewel and Her Lapidary is a splendid tale of courage and transformation in a world as exquisite as Wilde's prose. You will be utterly entranced." -- Ken Liu, Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award winner and author of The Grace of Kings"The central fantastical idea is pretty cool... nicely written... I suspect the world it's set in might yield more fine stories." -Locus"Extraordinary world-building and cascading levels of intrigue make Wilde's debut fantasy novel soar." -- Publishers Weekly on Updraft"A fun adventure, one that's beautifully written." -- io9"The Jewel and Her Lapidary is a sharp, glittering novella about friendship, family, loyalty, and mental instability. Two young women are faced with the destruction of all their old certainties, their lives, and their kingdom. The heart of the story is their friendship for and loyalty to each other - even if the price of that loyalty is sacrifice and pain." --Locus