Kate Heartfield is the author of The Embroidered Book, a historical fantasy novel (spring 2022), and Assassin’s Creed: The Magus Conspiracy (summer 2022). Her Alice Payne time travel novellas were published in 2018 and 2019. Her debut novel Armed in Her Fashion (2018) won Canada’s Aurora Award. She also writes interactive fiction, including The Road to Canterbury (2018), and The Magician’s Workshop (2019), published by Choice of Games. Her short fiction has been shortlisted for the Nebula, Locus, Aurora, Sunburst and Crawford awards, and her journalism for a National Newspaper Award. A former newspaper journalist, Kate lives near Ottawa, Canada.