Ali McGhee has a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Rochester. Her academic research and much of her writing focuses on boundary transgressions, intersections of human creativity and technology, and hauntings, both literal and figurative. Her academic work has appeared in Atlantic Studies, The Edgar Allan Poe Review, Romantic Circles, and Symbiosis. She has been a finalist for Glimmer Train’s and New South’s fiction contests, and in 2015 she completed National Novel Writing Month. She is the Editorial Director of the Asheville Grit: ashevillegrit.com.