Kate Maruyama's first novel was Harrowgate (47North, 2013). Her short works have appeared in Arcadia Magazine, Controlled Burn, and Stoneboat; on Salon, Duende, Entropy, The Rumpus, and other journals; as well as in numerous anthologies, including Winter Horror Days (Omnium Gatherum Media, 2015) and Halloween Carnival 3 (Hydra, 2017).

Maruyama edited Nicole Sconiers's speculative short fiction collection, Escape from Beckyville: Tales of Race, Hair and Rage (Spring Lane Publishing, 2011), has been a jury chair for the Bram Stoker Awards, and is a juror for this year's Shirley Jackson Awards. She teaches at Antioch University Los Angeles in the MFA and BA programs, as well as for Writing Workshops Los Angeles and inspiration2publication.com. She writes, teaches, cooks, and eats in Los Angeles, where she lives with her family.