Toni Weisskopf

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Toni Weisskopf succeeded Jim Baen as publisher of Baen Books, a leading publisher of sf and fantasy, in 2006. She has worked with such authors as David Weber, David Drake, Mercedes Lackey, Lois McMaster Bujold, Eric Flint, Wen Spencer, Larry Correia, and many others. With Josepha Sherman she compiled and annotated the definitive volume of subversive children’s folklore, Greasy Grimy Gopher Guts, published by August House.

Long active in Southern science fiction fandom, Toni is the first winner of the Triple Crown of Southern awards, having won both the Phoenix and Rebel Awards given by the DeepSouthCon, and been awarded the Rubble, administered by her “friend” Gary Robe.

She has been nominated for a Hugo Award for Best Editor, Long Form, in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Weisskopf is a graduate of Oberlin College with a degree in anthropology.  The widow of Southern fan and swordmaster Hank Reinhardt, she is the mother of a delightful daughter, and lives in a hundred-year-old house full up with three cats, two dogs, and many spears.