Amanda Downum is the author of The Necromancer Chronicles, Dreams of Shreds & Tatters, and The Poison Court, as well as the short fiction collection Still So Strange. Not content with armchair necromancy, she is also a licensed mortician. Her non-fiction column “Ask a Necromancer” appears in The Deadlands magazine. She can often be found haunting graveyards at night, in a perfectly legal sort of way.