Mary Maddox is a suspense, horror, and dark fantasy novelist with what The Charleston Times-Courier calls a “Ray Bradbury-like gift for deft, deep-shadowed description.” Born in Soldiers Summit, high in the mountains of Utah, Maddox graduated with honors in creative writing from Knox College, and went on to earn an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. She taught writing at Eastern Illinois University and has published stories in various journals, including Yellow Silk, Farmer's Market, The Scream Online, and Huffington Post. Her stories have appeared in the anthologies What We Talk About When We Talk About It and Awesome Allshorts. The Illinois Arts Council has honored her fiction with a Literary Award and an Artist's Grant.

Visit her online at www.marymaddox.com