Kate Heartfield is a former opinion editor and columnist for a daily newspaper, and was shortlisted for Canada's National Newspaper Award in editorial writing in 2015. Kate now teaches journalism at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, and is a freelance editor and writer. She is also a Nebula-nominated writer of fantasy, science fiction, historical fantasy and non-fiction, including the historical fantasy novels Armed in Her Fashion (ChiZine Publications 2018) and The Humours of Grub Street (ChiZine Publications 2020), and the time-travel novellas Alice Payne Arrives (Tor.com Publishing 2018) and Alice Payne Rides (Tor.com Publishing 2019). Her novella The Course of True Love was published by Abaddon Books in 2016. Choice of Games released her interactive novel, The Road to Canterbury, in 2018. She also writes and publishes short fiction.