Susanne Brydenbaugh is a Southern gal of Scottish and Cherokee heritage, and a third generation artist. She is the author of over 80 short stories and poems published in magazines, literary journals, and on the web. Two of her short stories have recently been anthologized and translated in both Italian and German. She has co-authored two novels (COBBLE with Eric Brown, and BONOBOS with T.M. Gray) and is currently at work on her first solo novel, THE FIREFLY TREE—a Southern Gothic set in an actual Alabama ghost town that refuses to be inhabited.