Mel Kassel is a writer who lives in Chicago. Her short stories often incorporate animals, transformations (grotesque and otherwise), body horror, and strange desires. She's a first reader for the magazine Liminal Stories and a co-host on The Losers' Club: A Stephen King Podcast.

She used to write a lot of comedy, and still tweets funny stuff on occasion. She works as a veterinarian's assistant at an animal hospital.

You can follow her on Twitter @MelKassel, and email her at melanieruthkassel at gmail dot com.