K M HASLING is an author of more than science fiction novels. She has written dry user guides as an engineer and nail-biting ghost stories as a cave tour guide. Today, she lives in Colorado and turns science fiction dreams into reality as a software manager. She is a lover of Star Trek, books by Robert A. Heinlein, and movies by Neill Blomkamp and she is distracted by wine, dogs, mountains. Mars and Mayhem is her first published book.