|J.S. Meresmaa (b. 1983) is an author and editor of speculative fiction for all audiences. Her latest work is a steampunk YA novella trilogy Ursiini (The Ursine Affair) which is set in an alternate history Finland at the beginning of the 20th century. It combines science fiction and local history to form a thought-provoking, tightly-packed tale of the struggles of a minority in a world full of enemies – and a continuous threat of Russian mammoth army. The first part Naakkamestari (The Jackdaw Master) won a competition run by Robustos Publishing. The second part Hämäränsäteet (Twilight Rays) will be out in May 2018.
Her work has been nominated for Anni Polva Award, Kuvastaja Award, and Atorox Award. Her backlist includes a six-part epic fantasy series Mifonki, and a fantasy novella trilogy Keskilinnan ritarit (The Knights of Midcastle). She has also written over 20 short stories published in anthologies and magazines, some of which have been translated into English, Spanish, Swedish, and French. Meresmaa is a founding member of Osuuskumma Publishing.