K. Ibura is a writer, editor, and artist from New Orleans. She writes essays about identity and gender, and fantastical fiction about ancient histories and future imaginings. She is the author of two speculative fiction collections: Ancient, Ancient—winner of the James Tiptree Award, and When the World Wounds. Her most recent book is When the World Turns Upside Down, a novel about COVID and racial justice for children. She is the co-editor of the Infinite Constellations anthology. Her Notes From the Trenches ebooks series examines the emotional underpinnings of the writing life. Her YA novel Tempest is forthcoming in 2025. Learn more about her at kiburabooks.com and kibura.com.