Cecilia Kennedy earned a doctorate in Spanish literature and taught English and Spanish for 20 years in Ohio before moving to the Greater Seattle area with her husband, teenage son, and cat. Currently she is the sole proprietor of Paper/Rock Writing Consultation (paperrockwriting.com). She enjoys mixing in "the absurd" with the horror/ghost story genre. Her stories have appeared in Theme of Absence, Gathering Storm Literary Magazine, Coffin Bell: A Journal of Dark Literature, Sirens Call Publications Ezine, and Soft Cartel. However, she reserves her “scariest” writing for her DIY blog, “Fixin’ Leaks and Leeks” (https://fixinleaksnleeksdiy.blog/), where she describes her attempts at cooking and home repair.