Ali McGhee is the editor of the Asheville Grit (ashevillegrit.com), an arts and culture website serving Asheville aficionados everywhere. Her creative writing has appeared in Slippery Elm and Dark Mountain. In 2015, she completed a PhD in English at the University of Rochester. Her academic work has been published in Romantic Circles, The Edgar Allan Poe Review, Symbiosis, and Atlantic Studies. She recently published an edited collection, Urban Monstrosities: Perversity and Upheaval in the Unreal City, with co-editor Joseph DeFalco Lamperez. She is currently at work on a book of short stories inspired by her very strange dreams.