Rebecca Riley is a Cornish writer and researcher who lives in Leeds. A self-described ‘recovering academic’, she fled the ivory towers in 2003. Since then she has worked as a regular contributor to The Fortean Times and the Erotic Review. Together with Kathy Acker and Paul Buck, she contributed to Spread Wide, a collaborative literary fiction (Dis Voir, 2005). She continues to research and lecture on medieval mystical theology but in recent years has developed a passion for the eighteenth century, and has embarked on writing a series of historical thrillers set in those turbulent times.