Laura Mauro was born and raised in south east London, and now lives in Essex under extreme duress. Her short fiction has appeared in Black Static, Interzone, Shadows and Tall Trees, The Dark and a variety of anthologies, including New Fears 2 and Wonderland from Titan Books. In 2018 her short story "Sun Dogs" was shortlisted for a Shirley Jackson award, and her short story "Looking for Laika" won the British Fantasy Award for short fiction. She has also written a British Fantasy Award nominated novella, "Naming the Bones", and has recently released her first short fiction collection, "Sing Your Sadness Deep", published by Undertow Publications.
As well as fiction, Laura is a sometime professional wrestling journalist, a book reviewer for Black Static magazine, and holds a day job at the Royal College of Pathologists. She has a strange fascination with Russian space dogs, Finnish folklore, Japanese ghost stories and liminal places, and hopes to spearhead the movement towards a Council Flat Gothic.