Mari Murdock is a writer, editor, educator, and gamer based in Utah. She is probably best known for her work on Legend of the Five Rings, having written the Scorpion Clan novella Whispers of Shadow and Steel and other L5R fiction. She has also had a smattering of fiction and gaming content published by Gallant Knight Games, Outland Entertainment, and Heads & Tails Publishing, with essays published by Criterion and Locutorium. Mari has a special place in her heart for projects involving monsters, both sinister and benign, and loves finding inspiration from mythology and folk traditions. Having finished her Master’s thesis on a postsecular, oceanic transatlantic modernism, Mari can be found reading old sci fi pulp novels or cooking Japanese food from what’s left over from her grandmother’s pantry. Learn more here.