Lauren C. Johnson attributes her upbringing in Florida, America’s weirdest state to her interest in the ecological and surreal. Her writing has appeared in the Swamp Ape Review, The Critical Flame, Pacifica Literary Review, Museum of Science Fiction, Oracle Fine Arts Review, and others. She is a member of The Ruby, a Bay Area collective for women and non-binary artists and creatives. Lauren regularly contributes reviews and interviews to The Racket Journal. She earned her MFA in creative writing at American University and lives in San Francisco, where she is a co-host of Babylon Salon, a quarterly Bay Area reading series, and Club Chicxulub, a sci-fi and fantasy performance series. You can follow her on Twitter @LaurenC_Johnson.