About the Author
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P.A. Cornell is a Chilean-Canadian speculative fiction writer who was raised in a home with no shortage of books. As a result, she learned to read in both English and Spanish and fell in love with storytelling at an early age. She wrote her first science-fiction story as a third-grade assignment, and still has it in her possession over three decades later. (For those curious, it’s about shape-shifting aliens.)
Over the years, she has earned her living in various ways. Among other things, she has worked as a professional photographer, felt artist and daycare provider. Her love of words, however, has more often led her into writing-related occupations including book reviewer, journalist, and copy editor.
These days she considers herself fortunate to call speculative fiction writing her full-time job. She writes from her home in Ontario, Canada, and steeps all her ideas in copious amounts of tea before getting them down on the page. Completed stories are thoroughly reviewed by her cats Jax and Rebel, who she trusts to call her out on any plot holes or grammatical errors.
Her short fiction has appeared in several anthologies and genre magazines. An up-to-date list with links can be found under the "Fiction" tab. Additional work can be found under "Other Publications."
She is a member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, the Canadian Science Fiction Fantasy Association, ALCiFF Chile, graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop, and member of Codex online writing group.