L.S. Johnson was born in New York and now lives in Northern California, where she feeds her cats by writing book indexes. Her stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Strange Horizons, Long Hidden, Year's Best Weird Fiction, New Haven Review, and other venues. Her first collection, Vacui Magia: Stories, won the 2nd Annual North Street Book Prize. Harkworth Hall, a gothic romance and the first part of a duology, will be published on August 1, 2017.