Lauren Gilmore was born and raised in Spokane, WA (a very haunted town). She is interested in 20th century American horror literature, digitality, and public humanities. Her poems and short fiction have appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Ghost City Press, Pontoon, and other venues and her full length collection Outdancing the Universe is available from University of Hell Press. She writes YA horror for messy girls and is represented by Carlisle Webber at Fuse Literary. She is currently working on being better at paper mario.