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The Seers’ Table October 2021

The Seers Table

Linda D. Addison, Member of the Diverse Works Inclusion Community

You can see any of The Seers’ Table posts since inception (March 2016) by going to the HWA main page and selection menu item: “Our Blogs / Diverse Works”.

Kate Maruyama introduces:

Nicole D. Sconiers is the author of Escape from Beckyville: Tales of Race, Hair and Rage, a speculative fiction short-story collection that has been taught at colleges and universities around the country. Her short story, “Kim,” was published in the anthology Sycorax’s Daughters, which was a Bram Stoker

Latinx Horror: Interview with Richie Narvaez

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Richie Narvaez writes in multiple genres about Latinidad, Puerto Rico, urban culture, and social issues. His horror/spec fic story “Room for Rent,” from the anthology LATINX RISING was read by LeVar Burton on the LeVar Burton Reads podcast. Richie’s most recent novel is the historical YA mystery HOLLY HERNANDEZ AND THE DEATH OF DISCO, which received an Agatha Award and an Anthony Award. His latest work is the anthology Noiryorican. Visit him online at www.richienarvaez.com.

What inspired you to start writing?

I was an awkward, shy kid and there were things going on in …

Latinx Horror: Interview with Guadalupe García McCall

Guadalupe García McCall is the author of four award-winning YA novels, some stories, and many poems. Among the many accolades bestowed upon her works, her debut novel, UNDER THE MESQUITE, received the prestigious Pura Belpre Author Award and her second book, SUMMER OF THE MARIPOSAS, was an Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy Finalist. Though she calls Texas home, she is an Assistant Professor of English at George Fox University and resides with her husband in the Pacific Northwest. Her next book, THE KEEPER, is due from Harper Collins on January 25, 2022.…

Latinx Heritage in Horror: Interview with Romina Garber

Romina Garber is a New York Times and international bestselling author whose books include Lobizona & the ZODIAC series. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and raised in Miami, Florida, Romina landed her first writing gig as a teen—College She Wrote, a weekly Sunday column for the Miami Herald that was later picked up for national syndication—and she hasn’t stopped writing since. She is a graduate of Harvard College and a Virgo to the core.

Find her online at:

  • IG: @rominagarber
  • https://rominagarber.com/about/
  • Twitter: @rominarussell
  • FB: @rominabooks

What inspired you to start writing?

I was born in Buenos Aires, and I immigrated …

Latinx Horror: Interview with Gaby Triana


Gaby Triana is the bestselling author of 18 novels for adults and teens, including Moon Child, the Haunted Florida series (Island of Bones, River of Ghosts, City of Spells), Cakespell, Wake the Hollow, Summer of Yesterday, and Paradise Island: A Sam and Colby Story. Her short stories have appeared in the Classic Monsters Unleashed Anthology, Don’t Turn Out the Lights: A Tribute Anthology to Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, and Weird Tales Magazine (Issue #365).

Also the host of a YouTube channel, The Witch

Latinx Horror: Interview with David Bowles


David Bowles is a Mexican American author and translator from the US-Mexico border, where he teaches at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Among his award-winning books are The Smoking Mirror, Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart of Sky: Myths of Mexico, Chupacabra Vengeance, Lords of the Earth, and the graphic novel series Clockwork Curandera. His work has also been published in multiple anthologies, plus venues such as The New York Times, Strange Horizons, Apex Magazine, and Rattle. Find him online at www.davidbowles.us.

What inspired you to start writing?

My Mexican …

Latinx Horror: Interview with Charlie Vázquez

Charlie Vázquez is the author of the novel Contraband (2010, Rebel Satori), the collection Fantasmas: Puerto Rican Tales of the Dead (CV Publishing, 2020), and other books. He’s the former New York City coordinator for Puerto Rico’s Festival de la Palabra and was awarded a Commendation from the City of New York in 2014 for his contributions to Latino literary heritage. Charlie is a founding member of Latino Rebels and a certified mindfulness meditation instructor in the lineage of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, as taught by David Nichtern. Find him online at www.charlievazquez.com

What inspired you to start writing?

My maternal …

Latinx Horror: Interview with Cynthia Pelayo


Cynthia “Cina” Pelayo is a two-time Bram Stoker Awards® nominated poet and author. She is the author of LOTERIA, SANTA MUERTE, THE MISSING, and POEMS OF MY NIGHT, all of which have been nominated for International Latino Book Awards. POEMS OF MY NIGHT was also nominated for an Elgin Award. Her recent collection of poetry, INTO THE FOREST AND ALL THE WAY TROUGH explores true crime, that of the epidemic of missing and murdered women in the United States, and was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award and Elgin Award. Her modern day horror retelling …

Latinx Horror: Interview with E. Reyes

E. Reyes is the author of the novel The House on Moon Creek Avenue, and the anthologies Devil’s Hill, Strange Tales of the Macabre, and The Halloween Grindhouse. His works are included in Pulp Harvest (edited by Nick Harper), Latinx Screams (edited by Cina Pelayo and V. Castro), and Trump: Utopia or Dystopia? (edited by JF Garrard and Jen Frankel). Reyes lives in the city Devil’s Hill is based on with his wife and three kids, keeping it spooky.

What inspired you to start writing?

I was inspired by the Goosebumps books by R.L. Stine. …

Happy Hispanic / Latinx Heritage Month!

Happy Hispanic / Latinx Heritage Month!

Latinx Heritage in Horror Intro by two-time Bram Stoker Awards® nominated poet and author Cynthia “Cina” Pelayo

This is a wonderful time to recognize the works and accomplishments of the diverse Latinx horror authors in our community. The horror writing community includes writers with heritage from various Latin American countries including Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and more. Some of our horror writers were born and raised in their country of origin and many were born and raised in the United States, or elsewhere. All of our writers have completely unique and important stories to …

The Seers’ Table September 2021

Linda D. Addison, Member of the Diverse Works Inclusion Community

You can see any of The Seers’ Table posts since inception (March 2016) from the menu item “Diverse Works’ on the top of the HWA main page.

Tish Jackson introduces:

Megan Giddings is a serious writer. An MFA graduate of Indiana University, she has published several chapbooks (Arcade Seventeen and The Most Dangerous Game) and is a lover of peonies, with shorts appearing in The Offing. Megan is currently a senior features editor for The Rumpus and prior Executive Editor of SmokeLong Quarterly. She is a

The Seers’ Table August 2021

Linda D. Addison, Member of the Diverse Works Inclusion Community

You can see any of The Seers’ Table posts since inception (March 2016) from the menu item “Diverse Works” on the top of the HWA main page.

Linda Addison suggests:

Nicole Willson lives with her husband outside of Washington, DC; this does not mean she wants to talk U.S. politics with you. She has been a frequent visitor to small coastal towns located along the Eastern seaboard but has yet to see anything truly alarming emerge from those waters, much to her disappointment. She’s hopeful

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