Michelle Ann King was born in East London and now lives with her husband in Essex, where she writes science fiction, fantasy, and horror at her kitchen table. Before turning to writing and publishing, she’s been a mortgage underwriter, supermarket cashier, makeup artist, tarot reader, and insurance claims handler. Her favorite author is Stephen King (sadly, no relation), and she also loves zombies, Las Vegas, and good Scotch whisky. She’s sold fiction to a variety of anthologies and magazines, including Strange Horizons, Interzone, and Black Static. Her first short story collection Transient Tales is available as an ebook and paperback now, and she is currently working on her second. See www.transientcactus.co.uk for links to all her published books and stories.