Ruthanna Emrys is the author of the Innsmouth Legacy series, including Winter Tide (, 2016; Locus and Crawford Awards finalist) and Deep Roots (, 2018). Her short story collection, Imperfect Commentaries, is available from Lethe Press, July 2019. It includes “The Litany of Earth,” 2014 Locus finalist and prequel novelette for the Innsmouth Legacy series, as well as other stories of hopeful dark fantasy and anthropological SF.

She was an expert panelist for NPR’s Summer 2018 Top 100 Horror Stories list. She also co-authors the Lovecraft Reread series on with Anne M. Pillsworth. The series covers a century-and-a-half of weird fiction with affection, irritation, and deconstruction.

Ruthanna lives in a mysterious manor house on the outskirts of Washington, DC, with her wife and their large, strange family. She makes homemade vanilla, obsesses about crowdsourced governance, gives unsolicited advice, and occasionally attempts to save the world.