In celebration of Women in Horror Month, we are continuing to highlight some of the amazing work that women have been doing compiling and editing magazines and anthologies in the horror industry. We’re continuing our Women Who Edit Interview series with Nicole M. Wolverton.
Could you introduce yourself, and tell us a little about you?
I’m Nicole M. Wolverton, a (mostly) horror novelist and Pushcart-nominated short story writer—and I also do a little bit of editing here and there. I was raised in the rural hinterlands of Pennsylvania (which I attribute to my interest in horror) and now live in the Philadelphia area, where my day job is mostly speechwriting. I’m also a part-time masters student, an elections official, and an assistant dragon boat coach.
My first novel, The Trajectory of Dreams, is an adult psychological thriller released by Bitingduck Press in 2013. Since then I’ve had more than two dozen short stories and almost a dozen essays and creative nonfiction pieces published in publications such as the Saturday Evening Post, Hungry Ghost, and the Nighty Night with Rabia Chaudry podcast and in anthologies from Ghost Orchid Press and Dark Ink Books, among others.
Last year (2021) I had the distinct pleasure of being invited by the owner of Sliced Up Press to edit a horror anthology centered around menopause—it was an idea that I’d been kicking around, and Ben—the owner of the press—thought it would be a good idea. Turns out that it was! The quality of content that was submitted to what became Bodies Full of Burning was incredible, and I’m very proud of the final product.