The popular fantasy novel "Tinker" introduced the inventor-heroine of the same name, who lives in a near-future Pittsburgh, which shares an interdimensional border with the land of the elves. In this sequel, "Wolf Who Rules", the elven noble whose destiny is intertwined with Tinker, finds himself besieged from all sides.
The 2003 John Campbell Award Winner, Wen Spencer spent twenty years living in Pittsburgh, so its only natural that she sets her stories there. Currently she's living outside of Boston with her husband and son. She's a fan of Japanese anime and manga, and it flavors her writing. Tinker, prequel to Wolf Who Rules, won the 2003 Sapphire Award and was nominated for the Romantic Times Review Choice Award for Best Fantasy. Anne McCaffery has listed Wen on her website as one of two recommended authors.