Violet Augustine is a writer, artist, and educator from the Cuban diaspora living in Dallas, Texas, and a native practitioner of Regla de Ocha. She holds an MA in Humanities from the University of Texas at Dallas and a BFA in Studio Art from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. She received Honorable Mention in The Ghost Story's Summer 2021 Supernatural Fiction Award for her first published short story "Elegua." She was the 2018 artist in residence at Sunset Art Studios in Oak Cliff, Dallas, Texas, and her daughter is the "water, stone, rainbow and unicorn queen."