Charles Weathers Bump is the author of The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories, originally published in 1906. While very little is known about him, though there have long been rumors that this is a pseudonym for a well-known author of the day.
Varla Ventura is the author of The Book of the Bizarre and Beyond Bizarre, and a lover of all things strange, freaky, and terrifying. She is the curator of the Weiser Magical Creatures and Paranormal Parlor series of e-books. Visit her at the Blog of the Bizarre: varlaventura.wordpress.com