Rain Graves

Rain Graves is an armed fictionist, spoken word performance artist, and gifted Tarot reader. Publisher's Weekly described her work in Barfodder: Poetry Written in Dark Bars & Questionable Cafes (Cemetery Dance, 2009) as "Bukowski meets Lovecraft."  She is two-time Bram Stoker Award winning poet for her work in The Gossamer Eye with Mark McLaughlin and David N. Wilson (2002) and The Four Elements with Linda Addison, Charlie Jacob, and Marge Simon (2013). Her short fiction has been published in various magazines and books since 1997, with more recent works in Zombies vs. Robots: Women on War! (IDW, 2012), Tales from the House Band 2 (PlusOnePress, 2012), and High Stakes (Evil Jester Press, 2013), and the just-announced 20th Anniversary Issue of Carpe Noctum Magazine. She is the creator and hostess of The Haunted Mansion Writer's Retreat, and creator of the anthology series The Haunted Mansion Project (Damnation Books, 2011, 2013). Her poetry on wine has given her a notable place in the wine-writing world, from commissioned pieces by wine-makers far and wide, to her poetry honored on the corks for Gentleman Farmer wines in 2009, 2010, and 2011. For more information, visit www.raingraves.com & www.hauntedmansionproject.com