Linda D. Addison is an award-winning author of five collections, including How to Recognize a Demon Has Become Your Friend, and the first African-American recipient of the Horror Writers Association Bram Stoker Award®. She has received the HWA Mentor of the Year Award and the HWA Lifetime Achievement Award and has over 350 poems, stories, articles in print. Linda received her fifth HWA Bram Stoker Award this year for The Place of Broken Things, written with Alessandro Manzetti. She’s excited about the 2020 release of a film (inspired by her poem of same name) Mourning Meal by award-winning producer/director Jamal Hodge. She has fiction in three early landmark anthologies celebrating African-American speculative writers: the award-winning anthology Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction (Warner Aspect), Dark Dreams I and II (Kensington), and Dark Thirst (Pocket Books). Her work has made frequent appearances over the years on the honorable mention list for Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror and Year’s Best Science Fiction. She has a BS in Mathematics from Carnegie-Mellon University and currently lives in Arizona.