Rick Claypool (he/him) is the author of SKULL SLIME TENTACLE WITCH WAR (Anxiety Press, 2024), THE MOLD FARMER (Six Gallery Press, 2020), LEECH GIRL LIVES (Spaceboy Books, 2017), and short stories that appear here and there in anthologies and online, including in HAD, Maudlin House, and Back Patio Press. He grew up in the industrial outskirts of Pittsburgh, Pa., and lives in Rhode Island.