A few words about the author from Thomas Tessier (quoted from the introduction he penned for this collection): "She can be wickedly funny, or savagely satirical, and she has an unsparing eye for the foibles, follies and obsessions that drive human beings to those extreme moments where they either suffer or inflict great horror. Her prose can be by turns street-smart, flip, or blunt, as well as poetic, evocative, meditative. In case you might think that all adds up to something like glibness - guess again. Think virtuoso."
P.D. ["Trish"] Cacek was born Patricia Munn in Hollywood CA. She attended Hollywood High, and graduated from Cal State - Long Beach in 1975, with a B.A. in English/Creative Writing. While at college, she met her husband, Joe Cacek, Jr. They married in 1977 and have two sons.
She has consistently drawn praise for her short fiction. "Leavings", "The Grave" and "Metalica" were all nominated for Bram Stoker Awards - "Metalica" won. "Dust Motes" won a World Fantasy Award and "Forced Perspective" was nominated for an International Horror Guild Award.
Her first book was Leavings (1997) a collection of short stories. It was nominated for the Stoker Award. Her other previous collection is Eros Interruptus (2005).
She has edited the anthology Bell, Book and Beyond (2000) for the Horror Writers Association.
Cacek is also an accomplished novelist. Her novels include Night Prayers (1998), Canyons (2000), Night Players (2001), and The Wind Caller (2004). Night Prayers and The Wind Caller both garnered Stoker nominations.