Jo Kaplan is a lover of all things spooky, having grown up on a diet of Goosebumps and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark as a kid. Now she writes stories that creep up from the dark places of the psyche. Her novels include It Will Just Be Us and When the Night Bells Ring, and her short stories have appeared in Fireside Quarterly, Black Static, Nightmare Magazine, Vastarien, Haunted Nights edited by Ellen Datlow and Lisa Morton, and Bram Stoker Award nominated anthology Miscreations: Gods, Monstrosities & Other Horrors. She has also published work as Joanna Parypinski. In addition to writing, she teaches English and creative writing at Glendale Community College and plays the cello in the Symphony of the Verdugos.

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