ichard Raleigh is an author, editor, translator, folklorist, and professor of Creative Writing. His work includes Shadows Bend (a collaboration with David Barbour), a dark 'road novel' about H.P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, and Clark Ashton Smith. He has published short fiction in a variety of journals and magazines, as well as numerous articles on folklore, shamanism, symbolism, and myth. Raleigh, and Army brat, was raised in Korea, Germany, and various parts of the United States. During his graduate student years, while he studied anthropology and cognitive psychology, Raleigh investigated the intersections between lucid dreaming, remote viewing, astral projection, near death experience, and the dreamtime; as a result, in the four years between 1988 and 1991, he spent more than a decade in the dreaming. Much of his current fiction is informed by that experience.