J.P. Pomare has always been drawn to the dark. He grew up on a horse-racing farm in small town New Zealand with two brothers, a sister, two cats, and two border collies. He lives with his wife in Australia, where he works in marketing, writes fiction, and hosts a literary podcast (guests have included Joyce Carol Oates, Jonathan Safran Foer and E. Lockhart). His debut novel, Call Me Evie, was published in 2019. His latest novel, In the Clearing, is now available from Mulholland Books.