H.C.H. Ritz is the near-future science-fiction author of The Lightbringers and Absence of Mind. After serving a harrowing ten-year sentence in the IT industry, she's finally pursuing her lifelong dream. At least, whenever her young son isn't setting anything on fire. She writes action-oriented, fast-paced stories with a futuristic twist, but can't help putting humanity and heart at the core of each one. To get exclusive flash fiction based on her books, sign up at hchritz.com. Follow her at @hchritz and facebook.com/hchritz.