Virginia Dentata is the Mungo's Creek Literary Awards long-listed author of such execrable historical novels as Fondness in the Time of Fybrodysplasia, The Sisters of Skronkings Snerling, and Gertrude! A Tragedy in Verse. She is currently working on her next novel, a multi-generational romantic epic set behind the Iron Curtain, to be called Hitting the Marx. Due to an old bearbaiting injury, Ms. Dentata dictates all her novels to her assistant, Ms. Catherine Moller. Ms. Dentata lives in Malmingston-by-Tibia, with her seventeen weasels.