Floris M. Kleijne was born and raised in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where he began writing short stories as soon as he learned to build sentences. Twenty years and a hundred stories later, when he finally accepted that the Dutch short story market is in fact non-existent, he switched to the English language and promptly sold his first story, 'Deep Red'. His second and third stories appeared in volumes XX and XXI of the Writers of the Future anthologies ('Conversation with a Mechanical Horse' and 'Meeting the Sculptor', respectively). Floris continues to live in Amsterdam, with a wonderful wife, two cheerful sons, a moody cat, and thousands of books. His website is on http://www.floriskleijne.nl/.