Alberto Yáñez is a writer, nurse, photographer, and social critic whose work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Lightspeed, Toasted Cake, The WisCon Chronicles, Heiresses of Russ, PodCastle, in the World Fantasy Award and Locus Award-winning anthology New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color, and discussed on NPR’s Science Friday Book Club podcast. A graduate of Clarion West and Viable Paradise, he lives in Portland, where he was awarded a 2018 Oregon Literary Fellowship. Californian by birth and inclination, Alberto went to Portland to become a registered nurse, and has since learned more about people, bodily fluids, and himself than originally anticipated. He loves the magic of Pacific Northwest rain and Portland summers, but he misses easy sunshine, San Francisco, Chinese delivery, and other Mexicans.