Rachel A. Dowling

Kitt the Shadow, flash fiction, Issue 23, June 1, 2013

Birth date? March 29

When did you start writing? It all began in 3rd grade when I was introduced to creative writing.

When and what and where did you first get published? I suppose it's a tie! My first two stories are scheduled to appear in June 2013: "Kitt the Shadow" right here at NewMyths.com and "The Owl Lantern" in Gone Lawn #11.

What themes do you like to write about? Time, ghosts, family, the elements, the mysteries hidden beneath the surface

What books and/or stories have most resonated with you as an author? Why? How do these stories and their characters find expression in your work? The Little Prince because it manages to be both simple and complex at once. Fairy tales, myths, and folklore from around the world because they attempt to uncover and explain the seemingly unexplainable.

Rachel A. Dowling writes speculative poetry and prose from her home in Western New York. So far, her love of language has earned her degrees in literature and linguistics and led her to careers in localization and marketing. More of her short fiction is scheduled to appear in an upcoming issue of Gone Lawn. Whether or not she has ESP is still under debate.