Sumiko Saulson is a cartoonist; science-fiction, fantasy, and horror writer; editor of Black Magic Women, Scry of Lust, and 100 Black Women in Horror Fiction; and author of Solitude, Warmth, The Moon Cried Blood, Happiness and Other Diseases, Somnalia, Insatiable, Ashes and Coffee, and Things That Go Bump in My Head. She wrote and illustrated comics Mauskaveli and Dooky and
graphic novels Dreamworlds and Agrippa. She writes for SEARCH Magazine and the San Francisco Bay View column Writing While Black. The child of African American and Russian-
Jewish parents, a native Californian and an Oakland resident who’s spent most of her adult life in the San Francisco Bay Area, she is pansexual, polyamorous, and genderqueer (nonbinary).