Sumiko Saulson is a science-fiction, fantasy and horror writer and graphic novelist. She was the 2016 recipient of the Horror Writer Association’s Scholarship from Hell. She is best known for her non-fiction reference guide 60 Black Women in Horror Fiction. Her novels include Solitude, The Moon Cried Blood, Happiness and Other Diseases, Somnalia, Insatiable and the Amazon bestselling horror comedy Warmth. Novelletes include Death’s Cafe: Ashes and Coffee, Legend of the Luna, Bloodlines, Death Omen, Dreams of the Departed, and Shadow and Substance. She has written several short stories for collections and anthologies, including the Carry the Light award winning science-fiction story Agrippa. She writes for the Oakland Art Scene for the Examiner.com, SEARCH Magazine and horror blogs HorrorAddicts.net and SumikoSaulson.com, which featured a 2013 Women in Horror Month interview series. The child of African American and Russian-Jewish American parents, she is a native Californian who grew up in Los Angeles and Hawaii. She is an Oakland resident who has spent most of her adult life in the San Francisco Bay Area.