Robin Kirk is the author of The Bond and The Hive Queen, the first two books of a fantasy trilogy from Blue Crow Books. Her short story “Love is a Wild Creature” is featured in Wicked South: Secrets and Lies: Stories for Young Adults, also by Blue Crow. Her short stories and poems have also appeared in speculative fiction and other publications. Kirk has published three nonfiction books on human rights in Latin America as well as essays, articles, short stories, and op-eds. She teaches human rights at Duke University. Photo by Jenny Warburg.