Rae Knowles is a queer woman who holds a BA in English Language and Literature with a minor in Creative Writing. Her debut novel, The Stradivarius, released May ’23, her sapphic horror novella, Merciless Waters, is due out winter ’23, and her collaboration with April Yates, Lies that Bind, in early ’24. Her short stories have been published widely by publications such as Seize the Press, Dark Matter Ink, and Nosetouch Press. Rae is the editor-in-chief of Lady Mantis Books, an imprint of Brigids Gate Press. She is represented by Laura Williams at Greene & Heaton.