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Raquel Paiva is what you would call a typical introvert. You can easily find her at home in the company of her six cats, and when she’s not busy writing (mostly wolf) stories, she’s reading (mostly about wolves), meditating or studying.

She is originally from Lisbon, Portugal, and lived most of her life in the suburbs of Sintra, one of her favourite places. She studied Modern Languages and Literature – French and English Studies at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Lisbon (Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa).

Her passion for wolves led her to do volunteer work at the Iberian Wolf Recovery Centre (Centro de Recuperação do Lobo Ibérico) from 2008 – 2010, a place she always visits whenever she is in Portugal.

She has lived in Johannesburg, South Africa, since July 2010 and is a member of the Horror Writers Association (HWA). This is her debut novel.