Bio: Victoria is a Florida native who spent much of her childhood wading through swamps and exploring scrubby woods. The years of netting water bugs and playing with toads in the bathtub turned into a career as an aquatic biologist. Mixed in there were lots of horror movies and creepy fiction, and hours spent writing. It’s not uncommon to see leaves and cobwebs tangled in her hair, though she tries to pull them out when she gets back to civilization. She owns more Halloween decorations than for any other holiday. And she’s still writing about the spookier side of things, especially in those dark, southern woods. She lives in Florida with her family, who indulge her love of monsters.