meRachel Burge is an author living in the UK.

She used to work as a freelance copy writer but now writes creepy YA novels surrounded by candles, usually with a horror soundtrack playing.

She doesn’t get out much, but can sometimes be found muttering plot ideas to herself whilst walking in the woods with her black Labrador, Biff.

Rachel has always been drawn to the macabre. As a child, she would write stories and draw pictures that her mum would take away because they gave her nightmares.

She has seen a ghost, and to this day swears she once saw a doll’s hand move by itself when she was a kid. Unfortunately, her first proper writing job was on The Dolls House Magazine, which meant handling dolls and styling them for photo shoots (oh the horror!).

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Thankfully, dolls don’t feature in her work – much.

Oh, and she also has a thing about crows. Don’t forget the crows.