In Recognition of Women in Horror Month RDSP Presents:


February is Women in Horror Month and we figured, what better way to mark the occasion than by having a Q&A with some of the most creative minds in the field. From horror poetry and short stories to novels and illustrations our panelists will make you check under the bed, twice!

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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:

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.

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.