Lyda Morehouse writes about what gets most people in trouble: religion and politics. Her first novel Archangel Protocol, a cyberpunk hard-boiled detective novel with a romantic twist, won the 2001 Shamus for best paperback original (a mystery award given by the Private Eye Writers of America), the Barnes & Noble Maiden Voyage Award for best debut science fiction, and was nominated for the Romantic Times Critic's Choice Award. She followed up Archangel Protocol with three more books in the AngeLINK universe: Fallen Host (Roc, 2002), Messiah Node (Roc, 2003), and Apocalypse Array (Roc, 2004). Fallen Host made the preliminary Nebula ballot, and Apocalypse Array was awarded the Special Citation of Excellence (aka 2nd place) for the Philip K. Dick award. Lyda also writes a chick lit vampire novel series as Tate Hallaway. The first book Tall, Dark & Dead (Berkley, 2006) made several bestseller lists and the second, Dead Sexy is due out in May 2007. Lyda is a member of Wyrdsmiths and lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota with her partner of twenty years and their amazingly adorable son, Mason.
You can catch up with all of Lyda's various personas at Tate Hallway's Blog Lyda's Blog and/or Wyrdsmiths' Group blog.