WIHM 2022: My Horror Writing Journey

My Horror Writing Journey

By: Caroline Giammanco

My path to becoming a horror writer was unexpected, but many good adventures in life are. Horror isn’t the centerpiece of my writing, but it does make its appearance when it’s necessary for a story I’m telling. 


I grew up loving The Twilight Zone, Night Gallery, and Kolchak: The Night Stalker. My family sat around the television in our small farmhouse, holding each other’s hands for support and screaming together. Later, we talked about the possibilities of aliens, ghosts, and other creatures that go bump in the night.