Jo Kaplan is a Los Angeles based writer and professor. Her novels include the haunted house tale It Will Just Be Us (2020), which was optioned by Ill Kippers Productions. She also writes under the name Joanna Parypinski. Her work has appeared in Fireside Quarterly, Black Static, Nightmare Magazine, Vastarien, Haunted Nights edited by Ellen Datlow and Lisa Morton, Don’t Turn Out the Lights: A Tribute to Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark edited by Jonathan Maberry, and the Nightscript series. She teaches English and creative writing at Glendale Community College.