KAREN BOVENMYER trains future professors for Iowa State University and occasionally teaches novel writing and speculative fiction honors seminars. Her dark fantasy and scifi horror stories have appeared in Erin Underwood’s Pop Fic Review, Paul Genesse’s The Crimson Pact (volumes 3 & 5), Bonnie Stufflebeam’s Art and Words Show (2012, 2013 & 2015), Red Rose Review, Devilfish Review, Zingara Poet, Festival Writer, Crossed Genres, the Were-Traveler, Queer Science Fiction’s Discovery anthology, and Abyss & Apex magazine. She feels honored to have graduated from the Stonecoast MFA Popular Fiction program in July 2013. karenbovenmyer.com