Molly Ringle

Molly Ringle

Molly Ringle was one of the quiet, weird kids in school, and is now one of the quiet, weird writers of the world. She grew up in Corvallis, Oregon; studied anthropology at the University of Oregon and linguistics in graduate school at the University of California, Davis; and wrote novels on the side throughout all her studies and day jobs. Her first published novel, The Ghost Downstairs, was inspired by the sorority house she lived in during her undergraduate years, which supposedly was haunted. (She’s relieved to say she never saw the ghost herself.) With her intense devotion to humor, she was proud to win the grand prize in the 2010 Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest with one (intentionally) terrible sentence.

In her novels, she likes thinking up innovative romantic obstacles and mixing them with topics like Greek mythology, ghost stories, fairy tales, or regular-world scandalous gossip. She’s into mild rainy climates, gardens, ’80s new wave music, chocolate, tea, and perfume (or really anything that smells good). She’s also really into the UK, despite a love/stress relationship with travel, and spent one work-abroad season in Edinburgh in 1996. She currently lives in Seattle with her husband, kids, pets, and a lot of moss.

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