Grace Neaksai Hough is a 21-year-old animation and writing student from Texas graduating with her Bachelor of Science in Visualization in 2022. She has one cat named after the funeral flower “Lily” and four sister cats named after Dracula characters, two of which are technically still (well-fed) strays. Her middle name “Neaksai” is misspelled, but if it were spelled “correctly,” it would be confused for a word meaning a “two-year-old koi fish” or an early 20th-century word meaning “simpleton.” Sticking with that “k” in the middle sounds like a good idea.

You can find her other work on her folklore blog “Uncanny Inklings” at https://uncanny.ink along with her online web novel O’Lantern