Ms. Burroughs is an award winning artist and has shown some of her photographic work and sculptures in juried shows in Albany, New York. She is a painter, sculptor and photographer and was paid by the Hudson Valley Writers Guild to read poetry but read her science fiction instead...and was invited to read more at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's WRPI 91.5. Inspired by Dodie Smith's Starlight Barking, the sequel to the more famous spotted dog book, she has been writing science fiction since the age of 13. She holds a B.S. in Studio Art from the College of St. Rose and works and lives near Ithaca, New York with her mutts, Rudeebaga and Grizzly.