H. V. Patterson (she/her) lives in Oklahoma, USA and writes speculative fiction and poetry. She has work published or upcoming with Etherea Magazine, Siren’s Call, Dark Horses Magazine, and Wyldblood Press and anthologies from Sliced Up Press, Shacklebound Books, Eerie River, Creature Publishing, Flame Tree Press, and Black Spot Books. Her poem, “Mother; Microbes,” was recently selected for the inaugural volume of Brave New Weird from Tenebrous Press. When she’s not reading or writing about spooky things, she likes baking and cooking. One time, she cut her finger very badly while chopping up carrots. She promotes women in horror through Dreadfulesque (@Dreadfulesque on Twitter and Instagram), and recently cofounded Horns and Rattles Press. You can find her on Twitter @ScaryShelley and on Instagram @hvpattersonwriter.