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H. M. L. Swann received her bachelor’s degree in music before joining the Peace Corps and moving to Mongolia. During that time, she received her TEFL certificate and has since enjoyed teaching English — with all of its nuances and syntax — in Mongolia, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Living and working abroad gave her a new perspective on her mother tongue and place in the world. What started as grammar lesson plans grew into a passion for story-telling.

Before pursuing a degree in the United Kingdom, she completed several fantasy novels. Her most recent work is a speculative horror novel. A lover of all things make believe and magick, she primarily writes genre fiction, some of which is published in F(r)iction, Quibble Literary, and The Manchester Anthology IX. Swann received her master’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of Manchester in December 2021.

When not writing, she can be found reading tarot cards or walking through the woods. She works as a program coordinator for AmeriCorps.

H. M. L. Swann lives in northern Minnesota with her partner and their collection of ankle bones.

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