Araminta Star Matthews was born to a pair of geeks from very different geekdom styles: her mother, an avid Stephen King enthusiast, blacked out the windows in her crypt-style bedroom and drank tomato juice lovingly labeled "Fresh Blood;" while her father, a science-fiction/fantasy junky, read her The Lord of the Rings (with voices) on nights he wasn't building his to-pewter-figurine-scale Dungeons and Dragons models. She is pretty proud of her geek heritage, straight down to her redheaded roots, and wears the geek label with pride (sewn into all her cotton shirts). In her books, you see a blend of these two lifestyles: quirky sci-fi fantasy meets dark, bloody horror. At least, she hopes that's what you see...
In addition to being an uber-geek, Araminta is an accomplished educator at both the secondary and postsecondary level, having earned a terminal degree in Creative Writing (she could just call it an MFA, but "terminal" is so much more appropriate). She is passionate about her subject and loves bringing new ways of reading and writing to her students. Her book, Write of the Living Dead, coauthored with Rachel Lee and Stan Swanson, brings many of her writing lessons to print.
Blind Hunger, her debut novel, appeared in print from Dark Moon Books in 2011. Her first serial, Horror High School: Return of the Loving Dead, coauthored with Stan Swanson, published in May of 2014 from Curiosity Quills Press. She also has several shorter works published in Slices of Flesh, Zombies Need Love Too, Dark Moon Digest, and Trans-Kin, to name a few.
Because Araminta can't bring herself to sit still even for a moment, she spends her spare time (when she is not teaching or writing or editing) playing MMORPG's, reading (mostly classics), and inventing. She lives in Central Maine with her supportive partner, her whippet, Devo, and her Jack-Chi, Crivens.