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As a child, L.A. McBride loved all things vintage and Halloween. Fortunately for her, she moved to the Kansas City area as an adult. Here, she discovered the wonders of old stockyards, warehouse thrift stores, and some of the greatest haunted houses in the country. West Bottoms, Kansas City proved a natural backdrop for her Kali James and Riley Cruz urban fantasy series.

L.A. McBride has worked as a reporter, an editor, a teacher, and briefly as an underpaid but enthusiastic museum tour guide. When she’s not writing, she spends countless hours treasure hunting in thrift stores, obsessing about college football, and attempting to win the devotion of a flock of chickens named after Buffy the Vampire Slayer characters. 

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