M. Lopes da Silva is an author and fine artist living in Los Angeles. She has crafted articles for Blumhouse, The California Literary Review, and Queen Mob’s Teahouse. Recently she illustrated the Centipede Press collector’s edition of Jonathan Carroll’s The Land of Laughs. Her short horror story “Thump House” is appearing in Mad Scientist Journal’s Utter Fabrication anthology in 2017. Previously, her short fiction “The Carving” was published in Threads: A Neoverse Anthology. Her work frequently explores themes of obsession and anatomy, and boldly celebrates the fantastic and strange. You can read her collection of creepy short stories, The Dog Next Door and Other Disturbances, on Amazon.