Rebecca McKeown grew up in a small Western New York college town, which has inspired many of her fictional settings. A horror and fantasy junkie, McKeown creates stories about normal people thrown into very abnormal situations. She writes poems about whatever strikes her–heartbreak, a memory from childhood, a fictional character’s thoughts put into verse. McKeown is the author of Bless the Bitter Night: Poems about Failed Love in the Modern World.

McKeown has worked as a coffee slinger, journalist, photographer, editor, new media specialist, and PR/communications coordinator.

In 2013, McKeown was named Feaky Snucker’sAngsty Poet Laureate,” which she is super pumped about. Her works of poetry and non-fiction have appeared or are forthcoming in The Other Herald, Poetry Pacific, The TinHead EmporiumLife in the Finger LakeseHow.com, and Ask.com. Find her on Facebook at Facebook.com/RebeccaMcKeownWrites. Follow her on Twitter at Twitter.com/RLMcKeown.