Karen Runge is an author and visual artist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her works have appeared in various anthologies and other publications around the world. Her first solo short story collection, 'Seven Sins' was published by Concord Free Press in 2016, and her first novel 'Seeing Double' made its debut in 2017, from Grey Matter Press. Never shy of darker themes in horror fiction, she has been dubbed 'The Queen of Extreme' and 'Princess of Pain' by various bloggers and book reviewers. Jack Ketchum once said in response to one of her stories: 'Karen, you scare me.'