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.
Long active in Southern science fiction fandom, Toni was 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.
Weisskopf is a graduate of Oberlin College with a degree in anthropology. She is the mother of a delightful daughter, and lives in a hundred-year-old house full up with two cats, four dogs and many spears. Taking care of them, house included, consumes most of her spare time, but she is also interested in space science and takes part in the Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop.