Phoebe Matthews worked several years as a contributing editor for an astrology magazine. Her urban fantasy series, Mudflat, uses that background and is set in the Seattle area where she lives. Three Mudflat books were EPIC finalists. Book 1, Tarbaby Trouble, won the EPIC for Best Fantasy of 2009. Contemporary fantasy is Phoebe’s favorite reading. She admires superheroes who save the universe or the planet or at least the whole nation, but admits her own world is much smaller. And so she writes about people with limited powers who have only their wits and courage between themselves and destruction. In Phoebe’s new Turning Vampire series for Dark Quest the gutsy heroine’s powers are in the minus range.