Ria Loader is a designer, storyteller and artist. She writes urban fantasies, is the Editor for Impish Press, a small hybrid publishing house that offers Science Fiction, Fantasy and Adventure stories. Ria is interested in whimsy, and has a lasting affection for the absurd. She has been a Designer at Microsoft for more than ten years. She was born in Australia and is a happy resident of Seattle, Washington, with the love of her life, Raven Bond.