Kristi DeMeester /
September 12, 2018
Planting Petals

About The Author

Kristi DeMeester

Kristi DeMeester is the author of Beneath, a novel published by Word Horde Publications, and Everything That’s Underneath, a short fiction collection from Apex Books. Her short fiction has appeared in publications such as Ellen Datlow’s The Year’s Best Horror Volume 9, Stephen Jones’ Best New HorrorYear’s Best Weird Fiction Volumes 1, 3, and 5, in addition to publications such as Black Static, Pseudopod, and several others. In her spare time, she alternates between telling people how to pronounce her last name and how to spell her first. Find her online at

When I was a girl, I cut my teeth on fairy tales. Cicely Mary Barker’s Flower Fairies were my most prized books, and I pored over them, longing for my own fairies, who would hide in my back garden and carry me away from the nightmare life I’d been born into. Later, I would find a kindred spirit in Anne Shirley because she too believed in the power of fairies and their tales. Even now, as an adult, there are moments of magic in my life that seem to come from another world, and those stories, whether they be light or dark, or the ones I want to tell.