S.E. Phinney is the author of Weeks and Days, available in April 2016. She lives in Portland, Oregon, and works for the Multnomah County Library.
In her spare time, she enjoys reading middle-grade fantasy novels, biking, sewing, and watching costume dramas without paying attention to the plot. She is overly fond of em dashes, but also likes garage rock, remote islands, and yogurt, among other things.
When I was writing my first book, I made the conscious decision not to describe characters in ways that could be used to definitively identify them as belonging to (or not belonging to) any particular race. I wanted readers to be able to imagine the people they were reading about in whatever way they wanted. I thought this would help. I was mistaken.