Marcia Douglas is the author of the novels Madam Fate and Notes from a Writer’s Book of Cures and Spells as well as a poetry collection, Electricity Comes to Cocoa Bottom. In addition to writing, she performs a one-woman show, “Natural Herstory,” and is an associate professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her novel, The Marvellous Equations of the Dread, is forthcoming in 2016.