Carly Racklin is a fantasy and horror writer, editor, social media marketer, and bird enthusiast from New Jersey. She writes about monsters with hearts, monsters born from hearts, and every lovely and odd thing in-between. 

Carly graduated from Arcadia University in 2017 with a B.A. in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. At Arcadia she served as a consultant in the on-campus Writing Center for two years, where her affinity for deep creative discussions metamorphosed into a passion that persists to this day.

When she isn't writing, Carly can be found knitting, drawing, watching horror movies, playing video games, or drinking something caffeinated (though she's trying to cut back on that). Her favorite birds are vultures, which she thinks more people should appreciate, for the same reason she writes such gloomy tales - she believes that just because something is morbid, or a bit unsightly, doesn't mean it isn't worthy of love.


Carly co-hosted the podcast Fablebreakers in 2017, and voiced the character of Captain Maddie Ryan on the Bright Eyes Podcast. She currently serves as an editor for Luna Station Quarterly.