Maria (Mia) Nutick, Film Editor and Senior Reviewer, grew up in Central Oregon. She began questioning consensual reality at a very young age, and so her Permanent Record notes that she Did Not Apply Herself and Had Trouble Working Up To Her Full Potential. She sometimes Did Not Play Well With Others. In college, of course, she majored in Liberal Arts.

In the interest of Making Ends Meet she has done everything from baking to managing a theater. She lives in Portland, Oregon. She's an artsy craftsy type, and -- oh horrors -- a poet. She makes interstitial jewelry and writes for the Artist's Gallery column at Realms of Fantasy magazine.

Her favorite writers are Holly Black, Emma Bull, Seanan McGuire, Zenna Henderson, Charles De Lint, Parke Godwin, Terri Windling, Sheri S. Tepper, Will Shetterly, and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough. She highly recommends, if you happen to be blue or just having a bad day, that you try listening to Silly Wizard's "The Queen of Argyll", Boiled in Lead's "Rasputin", and most importantly Tears for Beers' "Raggle Taggle Gypsy" and "Star of the County Down". Oh, yes, and of course, anything by Great Big Sea. It's hard to be sad while dancing with wild abandon. At least, Mia thinks so.