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Asian Heritage in Horror: Interview with Catherine Kuo

Catherine Kuo is an Asian American writer who lived and worked in Taiwan and Japan for several years before returning to the United States. She graduated from the University of California, Davis, where she was selected as one of the winners of the university’s 2010-2011 “Prized Writing” competition. She is an HWA member and participated in the HWA mentorship program. Her short stories can be found in the Bloodless anthology, published by Sliced Up Press, and the forthcoming anthology Monstrous Futures, published by Dark Matter Ink. She currently lives in Arlington, Virginia, and can be found on Twitter at

Celebrating Our Elders: Interview with Jessica Amanda Salmonson

Jessica Amanda Salmonson is a recipient of the World Fantasy Award, Lambda Award, and ReaderCon Certificate. She loves rats and chihuahuas (they’re the same thing) and currently has three big monitor lizards. She’s vegetarian, but no longer radically so, and strives to be something of a Zoharic scholar.

Did you start out writing or working in the horror field, and if so why? If not, what were you writing initially and what compelled you to move into horror?

I always wrote fantasy and horror. These few questions are all about being old, which is not primary in my life or

Asian Heritage in Horror: Interview with David Kuraria

Bryce Stevens w/a David Kuraria has edited and collaborated with some of the biggest names in the Australian and international horror fiction field. A former editor of Terror Australis Magazine and Bloodsongs Magazine with Christopher Sequeira and Steve Proposch, he has edited three volumes of Cthulhu Deep Down Under, Cthulhu Land of the Long White Cloud, War of the Worlds: Battleground Australia, and Caped Fear: Superhuman Horror Stories. Stevens has also written for international magazines and anthologies since the mid-1990s to much acclaim, with his work selected many times to appear on Ellen Datlow’s Years Best

Celebrating Our Elders: Interview with Joe R. Lansdale

Joe R. Lansdale is the author of fifty novels and four hundred shorter works, including stories, essays, reviews, film and TV scripts, stage plays, introductions, and magazine articles, as well as a book of poetry. His work has been made into films, animation, and comics, and he has won numerous awards, including the Edgar, Raymond Chandler lifetime award, numerous Bram Stoker Awards, Lifetime Horror Award, and the Spur Award.

He lives in Nacogdoches, Texas with his wife, Karen, and pit bull, Rudy.

The viewpoints expressed in this interview are the opinions of the individual being interviewed and do not necessarily

Asian Heritage in Horror: Interview with Thomas Ha

Thomas Ha is a husband, father, and writer, roughly in that order. He primarily writes dark fantasy, with some elements of horror, and occasionally lighter fantasy and sci-fi.

His work often focuses on family, home, and the surreal and disturbing nature of the banal.

What inspired you to start writing?

I’ve written on and off for most of my life, but I don’t think I started writing seriously until the last few years when my kids were born. I know it’s a cliché—that parenthood brings some kind of meaning or clarity—but in many cases, and I guess in my case,

Celebrating Our Elders: Interview with Graham Masterton

Graham Masterton was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1946. He is mainly recognized for his horror novels, but he has also been a prolific writer of thrillers, disaster novels, and historical epics, as well as one of the world’s most influential series of sex instruction books. He became a newspaper reporter at the age of 17 and was appointed editor of Penthouse magazine at only 24.  His first horror novel, The Manitou, was filmed with Tony Curtis playing the lead, and three of his short horror stories were filmed by Tony Scott for The Hunger TV series. Ten years ago,

Asian Heritage in Horror: Introduction by K.P. Kulski

K.P. KULSKI is a Hawaii-born Korean-American author, historian, and career vampire of patriarchal tears. Channeling a lifelong obsession with history and the morose, she’s managed to birth the gothic horror novel Fairest Flesh and novella House of Pungsu. She bartered nine years of her life to the U.S. Navy and Air Force for food and later taught college history to a captive audience. Trapped by a force field, she currently resides in the woods of Northeast Ohio where she (probably) brews potions and talks to ghosts. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter: @garnetonwinter or visit garnetonwinter.com.



Celebrating Our Elders: An Introduction by Linda D. Addison

Linda D. Addison, award-winning author of five collections, including How To Recognize A Demon Has Become Your Friend, the first African-American recipient of the HWA Bram Stoker Award®, received the HWA Mentor of the Year Award, the HWA Lifetime Achievement Award and SFPA Grand Master of Fantastic Poetry. Her site: www.LindaAddisonWriter.com.

Introduction:  HWA Celebrating Our Elders interview series by Linda D. Addison

The word wisdom is often used when talking about Elders, but what does that mean? Of all the meanings for this word, common sense is one that stood out to me. When we say someone has

Women in Horror: Interview with Pamela Jeffs

Pamela Jeffs is an Australian horror author with a love for writing short fiction. Pamela has published five short story collections, co-authored an anthology with Aiki Flinthart titled ‘The Zookeeper’s Takes of Interstellar Oddities’ and published 80+ short stories in various national and international magazines and anthologies including ‘SNAFU: Dead or Alive, by Cohesion Press and ‘Lawless Lands: Tales from the Weird Frontier’ by Falstaff Books. She has been shortlisted for multiple awards throughout her career including numerous Aurealis Awards, Ditmar Awards and has been noted in the Writers of the Future Competition. For more information,

Women in Horror: Interview with Nadia Bulkin

Nadia Bulkin is the author of the short story collection She Said Destroy (Word Horde, 2017). She has been nominated for the Shirley Jackson Award five times. She grew up in Jakarta, Indonesia, with her Javanese father and American mother, before relocating to Lincoln, Nebraska. She has two political science degrees and lives in Washington, D.C. You can find her reviewing horror movies on Twitter and Instagram @nadiabulkin, or contact her through her website: nadiabulkin.com

What inspired you to start writing?

My brain uses narrative to process. I was retelling stories that my mother read to me before I

Women in Horror: Interview with Gemma Files

Formerly a film critic, journalist, screenwriter and teacher, Gemma Files has been an award-winning horror author since 1999. She has published for collections of short work, three collections of speculative poetry, a Weird Western trilogy, a story-cycle and a stand-alone novel (Experimental Film, which won the 2015 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novel and the 2016 Sunburst Award for Best Adult Novel). Her collection In This Endlessness, Our End (Grimscribe) won the 2021 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection. This year she has two fiction collections coming out — Dark Is Better (Trepidatio) and

Women in Horror: Interview with Tonia Ransom

Tonia Ransom is the World Fantasy Award-winning creator and executive producer of NIGHTLIGHT, an IGNYTE Best Fiction Podcast featuring creepy tales written by Black writers, and Afflicted, a horror thriller best described as Lovecraft Country meets True Blood. Tonia has been scaring people since the second grade, when she wrote her first story based on Michael Myers. She lives in Austin, Texas. You can follow Tonia @missdefying on all the socials. Risen is her debut book.

What inspired you to write?

As a child, I told myself stories at night to help me fall asleep. I don’t really remember when

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