Lyss Em, who has been writing under the pen name Lyssa Dering since 2015, is the author of How to Love a Monster, Babyvamp, and several other indie-published titles, as well as Fangs Like Me, published with NineStar Press, and “Summer of My Sex Demon,” published with JMS Books. Since her first foray into Harry Potter fanfiction, Lyss has been drawn to twisted, angst-filled M/M pairings, and though she has already written about a brain-eating antihero (How to Love a Monster), a high-tech matchmaking program gone wrong (Lovesick), and a brooding dhampir letting his savage side loose (fangjunkie27), she plans to go darker and more taboo under Lyss Em, a pen name more reflective of her nonbinary gender.

Lyss resides in the Midwestern United States with an aggressively affectionate tabby cat. When not writing, she fancies herself a connoisseur of trash—devouring the highest quality kinky, enemies-to-lovers, and dubious consent M/M she can get her hands on.