Sandra J. Lindow has a Master’s of Science degree in Teaching English from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and has taught literature, reading and writing since 1972. For twenty-five years, she worked as a Title I Reading and Writing Specialist in a treatment center for emotionally disturbed children and adolescents. Presently she lives in Menomonie, Wisconsin and teaches part time at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Lindow has published widely in the area of feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy criticism including in anthologies, encyclopedias and such journals as Extrapolation, New York Review of Science Fiction, Foundation, Journal of the Fantastic and the Arts, and SF Studies. She has published seven books of poetry and has received many awards for her poetry including nineteen Rhysling nominations for the best long or short speculative poem published in a certain year.