We had scheduled this panel discussion in February for Women in Horror Month but it was postponed due to a snowstorm. However any month of the year is a good time for a Q&A with some of the most creative minds in the field, so we hope you’ll come out and join us. From horror poetry and short stories to novels and illustrations our panelists will make you check under the bed, twice! For up to date info join the Facebook event.
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To prepare for this event we’ve done a series of spotlight interviews with each panelist. Here are links to those interviews:
- Stephanie Wytovich
- Donna Lynch
- Andrea Marie (interview coming soon)
- Jessica McHugh
- Damien Angelica Walters
- Deena Warner
Bios of the women participating:
Moderator: Stephanie Wytovich is the Poetry Editor for Raw Dog Screaming Press, a book reviewer for Nameless Magazine, and a well-known coffee addict. She is a member of the Science Fiction Poetry Association and a graduate from Seton Hill University’s MFA program for Writing Popular Fiction. Her debut poetry collection, Hysteria, was a finalist for the Stoker Award and her follow-up, Mourning Jewelry is currently under consideration for this year’s ballot.
Donna Lynch is a dark fiction writer and the co-founder—along with her husband, artist and musician Steven Archer—of the dark electro-rock band Ego Likeness (Metropolis Records). Her written works include Red Horses, Isabel Burning, Driving Through the Desert, Ladies & Other Vicious Creatures, Daughters of Lilith, and In My Mouth. She and her husband live in Maryland.
Andrea Marie is a freelance Model and Actress currently based in Northern Virginia. Andrea has worked with various indie film companies and photographers up and down the east coast. When she was very young, Andrea’s love of horror began when her father introduced her to Abbot and Costello. From there it was all about the Universal monsters, which then led to interest in other horror films such as Subspecies, Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre just to name a few. Andrea values every opportunity that comes along, no matter how big or small. Andrea is the featured model for the March 2015, Volume 1, Issue 2, of Maleficent Beauty Magazine.
If you would like to stay up to date on Andrea Marie’s latest projects, you can connect with her via Facebook, IMDb, and Instagram. For bookings and availability, email Andrea directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Serious inquiries only, please.
Jessica McHugh is an author of speculative fiction spanning the genre from horror and alternate history to epic fantasy. A prolific writer, she has devoted herself to novels, short stories, poetry, and playwriting. She has had sixteen books published in six years, including the bestselling Rabbits in the Garden her bizarro sci-fi novel, The Green Kangaroos and the first book in her edgy YA series Darla Decker Diaries. Visit the McHugniverse.
As a child, weekly trips to the library fostered Damien Angelica Walters’ love for reading. At the age of eleven, she saw the movie Alien and read Stephen King’s The Shining and her attraction to all things dark and atmospheric turned into true love. Her novel Ink was released in 2012 by Samhain Publishing (under the name Damien Walters Grintalis). Sing Me Your Scars, a collection of short fiction and Paper Tigers, are both coming in 2015. Visit her online.
Deena Warner graduated from UNC Charlotte with a degree in illustration. She has long had an interest in the horror genre and her artwork has been commissioned by presses like Cemetery Dance, Necon Ebooks, and Raw Dog Screaming. Deena has presented work at conventions across the country and was artist guest of honor at the Bram Stoker Weekend in 2011. She currently lives in Staunton, VA, with her husband, author Matthew Warner, two sons, and one loving feline.