New Zealand born fantasy writer and podcaster Philippa (Pip) Ballantine is the author of the Books of the Order, The Chronicles of Art, The Shifted World series. She is also the co-author of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series with her husband, Tee Morris. Phoenix Rising won the Airship Award for best written steampunk, and was the number eight best Science Fiction book of 2011 according to Goodreads.com. The Janus Affair was the seventh most popular science fiction book of 2012 on Goodreads.com, and won the Steampunk Chronicles Reader’s Choice Award for Best Fiction. Dawn’s Early Light won the RT Reviewer’s Choice Award for best Steampunk of 2014. In non-fiction, Pip has co-written with Tee Social Media for Writers from Writer’s Digest. Philippa currently resides in Manassas, Virginia with her husband, daughter, and a furry clowder of cats.