Joan D. Vinge is a Hugo Award-winning Science Fiction author. She is most famously known for The Snow Queen Trilogy and for the novel, Catspaw. Although Joan has spent much of her adult life in Madison, Wisconsin, she currently lives in Tucson, Arizona, where she enjoys its warm and dry Southwestern climate. Joan is also actively writing. The novelization of Cowboys and Aliens is her most recent work. Please click on the links to the left for an in-depth look into Joan's life and writing.