A firm believer in the "apply butt to chair, then fingers to keyboard" philosophy, Ferrett Steinmetz writes for at least an hour every day - which helps, he promises. He is a graduate of both the Clarion Writers' Workshop and Viable Paradise, and has been nominated for the Nebula Award, for which he remains stoked. Ferrett has a moderately popular blog, The Watchtower of Destruction, wherein he talks about bad puns, relationships, politics, videogames, and more bad puns. He is the creator of the most popular and comprehensive online purity quizzes (this one's for sex, but he's also done them for roleplaying and Livejournal). He's written four computer books, including the still-popular-after-two-years Wicked Cool PHP. He lives in Cleveland with his wife, who he couldn't imagine living without.