Karen Bovenmyer makes her bacon training future professors at Iowa State University. On the side, because she absolutely can’t help it, she teaches novel writing and speculative fiction classes. Her dark fantasy and sci-fi horror stories have appeared in Erin Underwood’s Pop Fic Review, Paul Genesse’s The Crimson Pact series (volumes 3 & 5), and Bonnie Stufflebeam’s Art & Words Show (2012 & 2013). She graduated from the Stonecoast MFA program in July 2013. Karen regularly attends GenCon Game Fair, World Science Fiction, and World Fantasy conventions and loves to meet people. If you see an uncommonly tall, boisterous extrovert in the front row of a session at one of the conferences, say hi and ask her if she wants to play Telephone Pictionary or Cards Against Humanity with you. Also, look her up on Facebook to see her epic fail at frosting Star Wars cookies.