Rine Karr (rin-ē kär) (she/they) is a daydreamer—writing science fiction and fantasy—by moonlight and a cog in the machine—copy editing—by daylight. In what feels like another lifetime, Rine studied anthropology and archaeology, international human rights and political economy, and Buddhist studies and art history at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as worked in museums. Now, Rine relishes leisure-time activities like reading and drinking tea and musing about the universe. Rine grew up under the mist of three enormous waterfalls on the traditional land of the Haudenosaunee and Wenrohronon and, after living in Hong Kong and London, now lives in the shadow of a mountain range on the traditional land of the Arapaho, Cheyenne, Sioux, and Ute. Rine is currently—and almost always—in the midst of writing a novel.
Additionally, Rine has moonlighted as a contributing writer at Girls in Capes (2016–2019), a chief copy editor and contributing writer at the two–time Eisner Award winning Women Write About Comics (2015–2020), and as a blog formatter and financial administrator for WriteOnCon (2018–2020). In 2020 and 2021, Rine participated in the Cybils Awards, first as a first round panelist for the Young Adult Fiction/Speculative Fiction categories in 2020 and second as a second round judge for the Young Adult Speculative Fiction category in 2021.