Jody Lynn Nye (born July, 1957) in Chicago, Illinois is an American science fiction author. Jody began storytelling to her three younger brothers as a child and became an officially published author when in the 1980s the magazine "Video Action" accepted several technical articles on broadcasting. Her first fiction piece was for Mayfair Games's Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine game and their Role-Aids game supplement line. She currently lives with her husband and two cats rescued from animal shelters. She frequently collaborates with other authors and credits both science news articles and her cats as sources of inspiration for her writing. On her personal home page she lists her email address and asks that people (presumably fans of her work) write her.
In 2008, she donated her archive to the department of Rare Books and Special Collections at Northern Illinois University.