Doris Egan grew up in New Jersey and attended Barnard College in New York City. She sold her first short story, “Timerider,” to Amazing Stories magazine while working in computer support on Wall Street. The sale was such a shock to her that she went to the nearest racquetball court and smacked a ball around until she could think clearly. Over the next several years she published four novels: The Gate of Ivory, Two-Bit-Heroes, and Guilt-Edged Ivory (as Doris Egan), and City of Diamond (as Jane Emerson). Among her short stories, her favorites are “The New Tiresias,” called “a beautifully written Regency adventure of a city that never quite was,” which appeared in the anthology The Horns of Elfland, and “The Sweet of Bitter Bark and Burning Clove,” from Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers (”a best-case partnering of Anne Rice meets John D. MacDonald.”)
Although Doris was married to books, she always wanted to have an affair with television. The time came when she could no longer put off the move to Los Angeles. Since then, she’s worked as writer and producer on quite a few one-hour dramas, including Torchwood, House, Smallville, Early Edition, and The Agency. She lives in a house in the hills with a garden, two dogs, and too many books, where she misses red and gold autumns and the time to write novels.