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Females of Fright: Marie O’Regan

1) When did you join the HWA?

I honestly can’t remember exactly – I first joined maybe ten years ago? My membership lapsed at one point, and I renewed it a couple of years later, but it’s been around ten years overall, I think.

2) How did you serve the HWA and for how long?
I took on running the UK Chapter of the HWA, together with my husband, Paul Kane, in December 2015/January 2016. We’re still doing that – in addition to bringing StokerCon over to the UK for the first time in April of this year (https://stokercon-uk.com

Females of Fright: Linda Addison

1) When did you join the HWA?

I became an active member in July 2000. I waited, in particular, to use my poetry credits because it was important for me to support the HWA poetry initiative, even though I had earlier fiction credits.

2) How did you serve the HWA and for how long?
I’ve been on the Board of Trustees since 2009 (and contributed an article for the From the Trenches column each year) and an official Mentor 2015, 2017, and 2019, as well as several HWA Bram Stoker juries.

Committees I’ve served on:

  • HWA Committee Scholarships (2016, 2017)

2019 Bram Stoker Awards® Final Ballot Announced

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) is pleased to release the Final Ballot for the 2019 Bram Stoker Awards®. The HWA is the premier writers organization in the horror and dark fiction genre, with over 1,600 members. We have presented the Bram Stoker Awards® in various categories since 1987 (see http://www.thebramstokerawards.com/).

The HWA Board of Trustees and the Bram Stoker Awards® Committee congratulate all those appearing on the Final Ballot. Notes about the voting process will appear after the ballot listing.

2019 Bram Stoker Awards® Final Ballot

Superior Achievement in a Novel

  • Goingback, Owl – Coyote Rage (Independent Legions Publishing)

Females of Fright: Lucy A. Snyder

by Eva Roslin

I would like to write about Lucy A. Snyder as being one of the women who I would like to give a special shout-out to during Women in Horror Month. She exemplifies what it is for women to build each other up instead of tearing one another down. She is a consummate professional, dedicated to producing the most excellent writing she has, but also takes time to do teaching as well as coaching.

I hired her for editorial as well as coaching services, and it proved to be the single most helpful thing I have done to …

Females of Fright:
Rena Mason and Kathy Ptacek

By Naching T. Kassa

It’s Women in Horror month and, as we appreciate all ladies in the genre, I’d like to extend my thanks to two of them. These ladies have influenced my writing and helped me along the way. They are Rena Mason and Kathy Ptacek.

When I joined the HWA, I signed up for the mentorship program hoping to acquire a mentor who would help me with my writing, the submission process, and formatting. I was fortunate enough to be assigned the wonderful Rena Mason.

Rena was honest and no-nonsense from the start. For a year, she advised …

Females of Fright: Deborah LeBlanc

by JG Faherty

Back in 2006, I was still a rather neophyte writer. Although I had a dozen or so short stories under my belt, I certainly wasn’t lighting the world on fire. I’d joined the HWA a couple of years earlier, and I decided that it was time to sign up for their mentoring program. I had a novel I’d been trying to sell for 3 years and I knew it needed help. Well, Fate was looking out for me that day, because I got partnered with Deborah LeBlanc as my mentor.

For those of you who don’t know, …

Females of Fright: Ellen Datlow

As part of our month-long celebration of Women in Horror Month, the HWA reached out to our members who have something special to share about a Woman in Horror from the organization who made a difference in their career or life. We also have conducted short interviews with some of the top women in the horror field. Please check back often, as these will be posted periodically.

When did you join the HWA?
I have no idea. Is there any place I can look it up? I could trackback to 1996 when I paid dues of $55 but I’m sure …

Females of Fright: Marge Simon

As part of our month-long celebration of Women in Horror Month, the HWA reached out to our members who have something special to share about a Woman in Horror from the organization who made a difference in their career or life. We also have conducted short interviews with some of the top women in the horror field. Please check back often, as these will be posted periodically.

When did you join the HWA?
1998 – way long ago.

What is your role in the HWA, and for how long have you been in that role?
I ran for Trustee Board …

Females of Fright: Lisa Morton

As part of our month-long celebration of Women in Horror Month, the HWA reached out to our members who have something special to share about a Woman in Horror from the organization who made a difference in their career or life. We also have conducted short interviews with some of the top women in the horror field. Please check back often, as these will be posted periodically.

When did you join the HWA? How did you serve the HWA and for how long?

I’m actually not 100% sure when I joined, but I think it must’ve been 1992, because Dennis …

Females of Fright:
Angel Leigh McCoy

As part of our month-long celebration of Women in Horror Month, the HWA reached out to our members who have something special to share about a Woman in Horror from the organization who made a difference in their career or life. We also have conducted short interviews with some of the top women in the horror field. Please check back often, as these will be posted periodically.

When did you join the HWA?
Somewhere in the mid-90s, a time that’s a blur for me. I was a young writer, just starting out in my career, having published several professional table-top …

2019 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

The HORROR WRITERS ASSOCIATION is delighted to announce the recipients of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Awards, presented in alphabetical order: Owl Goingback and Thomas Ligotti. The award will be given during this year’s Bram Stoker Awards ceremony, taking place at Stokercon in Scarborough U.K. from April 16 through April 19, 2020.

HWA, the premier organization of writers and publishers of horror and dark fantasy and home of the iconic Bram Stoker Awards®, presents the Lifetime Achievement Award annually to individuals whose work has substantially influenced the horror and dark fantasy genres. While the award is often presented to a …

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