Black Women in Horror
Black Women in Horror

Black Women in Horror

So geeked to be recognized with these esteemed writers by Black Women in Horror.

The amazing Sumiko Slauson has been compiling this list since 2013. This year, award-winning writer Kenya Moss-Dyme helped curate the list for a new book 150 Black Women in Horror.

I’ve been fascinated with the genre since I was 8 years old. My mom would bring home Stephen King and Dean Koontz novels and leave them on her night stand. Whenever I played in her room, I would be drawn by the lurid covers, so I just had to read them. Even as a kid, I was intrigued by the darker side of human nature and those monstrous forces that threaten our lives.

I didn’t know how to fight, so I wrote obituaries.

Whenever someone bullied me, I killed them off, so to speak, in an obit: Susie was brutally murdered by her brother or Timmy got run over by the school bus.

Thankfully, no one died as a result of my morbid writing, but I do wield horror as a weapon to slay the demons of racism, police brutality and other social justice issues.

Speaking of horror, I’ll have a huge announcement to make soon. Super excited. I hope you will be too!

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