Christa Carmen
My debut collection, Something Borrowed, Something Blood-Soaked won the 2018 Indie Horror Book Award for Best Debut Collection, and additional work has been published in places such as Year’s Best Hardcore Horror, Fireside, Rooster Republic’s Not All Monsters, Muzzleland Press’ Behold the Undead of Dracula, The Wicked Library, and Tales to Terrify.

These days when I’m not writing, I keep chickens, read books like Mary Who Wrote Frankenstein and The Gashlycrumb Tinies to my daughter, forget to pull a daily tarot card, and tinker with a dog food recipe concocted to make my beagle live forever.

Most of my work comes from gazing upon the ghosts of the past or else into the dark corners of nature, those places where whorls of bark become owl eyes and deer step through tunnels of hanging leaves and creeping briars only to disappear.

  • Horror in the Eye of the Beholder is now available, featuring new and exclusive interviews with 21 modern authors of horror fiction discussing their cinematic influences and obsessions. Every interview is accompanied by a terrifying eye portrait of the writer.
  • Link to purchase The Big Book of Horror Authors coloring and activity book here!
  • New Goodreads reader reviews for Something Borrowed, Something Blood-Soaked!
    Kittens Review Books: Heart: "A few personal favorite stories for me are 'The Girl Who Loved Bruce Campbell' 'Thirsty Creatures' 'All Souls Of Eve'." Deathwish: "They were so good! It's definitely a three paw book."
    Stefani: "I read this book in less than 48 hours... The stories here feel empowering, and like a love song to the genre of horror itself."


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