2023 Black Women in Horror List – Part 2

February is African American History Month here in the United States. In 2013, when this series began, it was also Women in Horror Month (WiHM). In 2013, as an Ambassador for Women in Horror Month, the original book 60 Black Women in Horror was born during the intersection of the two. . Over the next five years, the world women writing horror from the African Diaspora nearly doubled. and 100+ Black Women in Horror, a 2018 update, containing 109 biographies, was born. Now, in 2023, five years after 100+ Black Women in Horror, the list is once again being updated, to include over 40 new names compiled in a new book, 150 Black Women in Horror.

Here is the second list consisting of 10 biographies of women who will be listed in the new book.

Tara Campbell

With a BA in English, MA in German, and MFA in Creative Writing, Tara Campbell has a demonstrated aversion to money and power. Originally from Anchorage, Alaska, she has also lived in Oregon, Ohio, New York, Germany and Austria. She currently lives in Washington, D.C. She received the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities’s 2016 Larry Neal Writers’ Award in Adult Fiction, 2016 Mayor’s Arts Award for Outstanding New Artist, and Arts and Humanities Fellowships for 2018 – 2022. She is also a 2017 Kimbilio Fellow and winner of the 2018 Robert Gover Story Prize. Tara earned her MFA from American University in 2019, and is a fiction editor at Barrelhouse. She teaches fiction with American University, Johns Hopkins University’s Advanced Academic Programs, the Writer’s Center, Politics and Prose, Catapult, and the National Gallery of Art’s Virtual Studio. Twitter: @TaraCampbellCom Instagram: @thetreevolution Mastodon: @TaraCampbell@writing.exchange Facebook: CampbellTaraP

LC Son

Known for her Amazon Best Selling Short Story, With Hearts Like Fire and the epic series starter, Beautiful Nightmare, L.C. Son is the happy wife of more than twenty years to her high school sweetheart and the loving mom of three. LC believes life finds the most interesting ways to throw dark fantasy into her real life. As a current Lupus warrior, she likes to joke about the irony of living with an illness that is both rooted in the word wolf while also limiting her time in the sun. Finding such duality in her own life allows LC to pull from a deep place of creativity to affectionately write about the monsters who live in her head.  Presently, she’s working on the next installment in the Beautiful Nightmare series where you’ll find an abundance of vampires, wolves, and all manner of things that go bump in the night. Find her online at Instagram: author_l.c.son, Facebook LCSonBooks, and at her website: www.lcsonbooks.com

Tracy Cross

Tracy Cross’s work has been featured in several podcasts and mass-market anthologies. Her first book, Rootwork, was published by Dark Hart Publishing in 2022. She lives in Washington, DC, and is an active member of the HWA.. She is on instagram as tracycrosswrites and twitter as tracycwrites.She loves disco and shares her latest exploits and information on her blog: tracycwritesonline.com

Tiffany D. Jackson

Tiffany D. Jackson is the NYT Bestselling, award-winning author of YA novels Monday’s Not Coming, Allegedly, Let Me Hear A Rhyme, Grown, White Smoke, Santa in The City, The Weight of Blood, and co-author of Blackout. A Coretta Scott King — John Steptoe New Talent Award-winner and the NAACP Image Award-nominee, she received her bachelor of arts in film from Howard University and has over a decade in TV/Film experience. The Brooklyn native is currently splitting her time between the borough she loves and the south, most likely multitasking. Follow her online on Twitter @WriteinBK, Instagram @writeinbk https://www.writeinbk.com/

Ebony Bowser

E. Bowser is an author of paranormal romance, Fantasy, and Horror Fiction. She writes whatever stories her imagination can conceive. E. Bowser has always wanted to write a story that people would like to read and would fall in love with the characters. she loves when readers give their feedback so she can make her next book better. E. Bowser loves to read herself and takes great pleasure in doing so whenever she has the chance. E. Bowser started writing short stories about life, anything horror or paranormal when she was in middle school and still has not stopped. E. Bowser has been an independent self-published author since 2015 and has no plans to continue as long as her characters keep talking.Follow her on Facebook @authorE.Bowser, Twitter: @ebowser0110, Instagram: @e.bowserbooks, linktr.ee @AuthorE.Bowser, www.ebowserbooks.com

Kish Knight

Kish Knight is a New Adult and Young Adult urban fantasy, paranormal romance and teen thriller author. Her forever goal is to create fun, escapist novels with characters of color or otherwise. She is the author of the following projects: the Dark-Inferno urban fantasy novels, the Returned urban fantasy series, the Immortal Blood young adult urban fantasy series, and the Senior Year young adult contemporary series. She has also the author of a middle grade novel, Our Crew PLUS boys! (under the pen name Cher Cabal). Her current round of busywork involves developing a plethora of design documents for her latest e-book series. Follow her on Twitter @AuthorKishKnigh, Facebook: kish.knight, YouTube: @CherP1000 Website: www.kishknight.com/

Tonia Ransom

Tonia Ransom is the creator and executive producer of NIGHTLIGHT, an award-winning horror 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’s a World Fantasy Award Winner, and This is Horror Award runner-up. She lives in Austin, Texas. You can follow Tonia @missdefying on all the socials. Risen is her debut book.  https://nightlightpod.com/

KC Loesener

KC Loesener is the author of The Eve of Darkness and several horror short stories. Proud introvert, bird lover, and a huge horror fan, KC is a horror content creator and writing coach, teaching new writers to focus and write their manuscripts in four months. Besides writing horror, KC loves a good ghost story. The paranormal, vampires, and werewolves exhilarate KC, who loves punk and grunge and desperately misses the 90s. Superhero movies and comics are a necessity. KC enjoys creating complex characters that rise to discover themselves.Youtube and Instagram: @kcfinalgirl kcloesener.com

Erin E. Adams

Erin E. Adams, author of Edgar and Lefty award-nominated Jackal, is a first-generation Haitian American writer and theatre artist. A 2022 Kimbilio Fellow, she received her B.A. with honors in Literary Arts from Brown University her M.F.A. in Acting from The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program and her M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. An award-winning playwright and actor, Adams has called New York City home for the last decade. Jackal is her first novel. Twitter/Intsa/Facebook: @iameeadams  www.erineadams.com

Eugen Bacon

Eugen Bacon is an African Australian author of several novels and fiction collections. She’s a 2022 World Fantasy Award finalist, and was announced in the honor list of the 2022 Otherwise Fellowships for ‘doing exciting work in gender and speculative fiction’. Her short story release Danged Black Thing made the 2021 Otherwise Honor List as a ‘sharp collection of Afro-Surrealist work’. Recent books: Mage of Fools (novel), Chasing Whispers (collection) and An Earnest Blackness (essay collection). Eugen has two novels, a novella and two anthologies (ed) out in 2023, together with the US release of Danged Black Thing. Visit her on Twitter feed at @EugenBacon and website at eugenbacon.com.


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