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Being part of a Writing Group
Being part of a Writing Group

An Interview With Paula D. Ashe

Paula D. Ashe is a writer of dark fiction. Her preferred genres are: horror, dark fantasy, science-fiction, suspense/police procedural, crime fiction, erotica, and whatever abominations result by blending them all together.

Selene – Welcome to the Horror Tree, and thank you for agreeing to an interview. First, tell us a bit about yourself.

 

Paula – Thanks so much for having me! I’m Paula D. Ashe, I’m a writer of dark fiction, a mom, a wife, a Hellraiser obsessive, and I work in higher ed in diversity, equity, and inclusion and I’m also an educator. 

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The Horror Tree Presents…an Interview with Lee Murray

Please welcome author Lee Murray to our little haunted hollow at the Horror Tree. She is a stellar author who is as skilled in the art of short fiction as she is novels. Recent works to have gained acclaim are the anthology: ‘Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women’ and fiction collection Grotesque: Monster Stories. Her work also appears in ‘A Vindication of Monsters’, a book of essays due out in May. She is not only a two-time Bram Stoker Award winner, a twelve-time winner of the Sir Julius Vogel Award, three-time winner of the Australian Shadows Award, she’s New Zealand’s only recipient of the Shirley Jackson Award. Fantastic! She is also in demand as an editor. 

Ruschelle: Wonderful to have you here, Lee.  Your catalogue of dark stories is very impressive. What drew you to pen the darker side of life and death instead of other genres? Was it a book, a movie? A family curse, maybe?

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Horror Tree Presents… An Interview with Cat Rambo and Jennifer Brozek

Jennifer Brozek is a wordslinger and optimist, an author, media tie-in writer, an editor, and a collector of antique occult literature. She believes the best thing about being a full-time freelance publishing industry professional, is the fact that she gets to choose which 60 hours of the week she works. In-between cuddling her cats, writing, and editing, Jennifer is an active member of SFWA, HWA, and IAMTW. She keeps a tight writing and editing schedule and credits her husband with being the best sounding board ever.

 

Cat Rambo is interviewing her and the pair recently co-edited an anthology titled ‘The Reinvented Heart’ from Arc Manor.
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The Horror Tree Presents….An Interview with Tade Thompson

The Horror Tree Presents….An Interview with Tade Thompson

By Ruschelle Dillon 

 

Ruschelle: Welcome to Horror Tree, Tade. Grab a sturdy branch and let’s dish on your upcoming novel: The Legacy of Molly Southbourne, the film deal for the Molly Southbourne series, your prestigious Arthur C Clark award for Rosewater, and your career as a hospital psychiatrist! I’m certain there’s so much more going on in your life so, how do you balance all the pieces of Tade? 

Tade: Hi Ruschelle! I’m glad to be here. 

Balance is not a problem. 

I think anything I am (doctor, psychiarist, writer, anthropologist) is a part of my identity, and that’s just because I don’t see identity as being composed of removable parts. Atomised me would still contain all those parts in tiny amounts.
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WIHM 2022: An Interview With Ellen Datlow

An Interview With Ellen Datlow

  1. As an editor, what is the spark that ultimately draws you to appreciate a story?

 

ED: There’s no one spark—there might be a point at which I realize I’m loving the story and hope its promise pans out in the end. It might be the beauty of the prose, or the specificity of the characters and their plight, the plotting, where the story takes place. I love stories that have depth to them. But when all the elements come together, that’s when I know the story is something I must acquire and publish.

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WIHM 2022: An Interview With Editor Dawn Shea

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 Dawn Shea.

Could you introduce yourself, and tell us a little about you?

My name is Dawn Shea. I am half of the publishing team at D&T Publishing LLC (the T is for Timothy, my husband). I live in Mississippi with my family. I have loved horror all my life, reading and watching. I began writing horror in middle school, then, as I grew older, other things were moved to the front burner and I no longer had time for this hobby. In 2020, just when the world seemed to be ending, I decided to begin writing again and after self-publishing, somehow morphed into this beautiful publishing company that I love so much. 

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WIHM 2022: An Interview With Editor Kristi Peterson Schoonover

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 story collections in the horror industry. We’re continuing our Women Who Edit Interview series with Kristi Peterson Schoonover

Could you introduce yourself, and tell us a little about you?

I’ve been writing since I was about five years old, and my journey took me from journalism to public relations, even though short fiction was always my passion, because my dad was reading me short stories when I was tiny. Since then, I’ve had many of my stories published in magazines and anthologies. I’ve done a lot of cool things over the years—I’ve volunteered at two aquariums, spent many years in community theatre (on stage and off), played in a rock band … but my true heart was always in writing, and so it’s really my life now. I have an MFA from Goddard College (because I wanted to grow in the craft), I’m honored to have spent a few years on the Dark Discussions film podcast (I still co-host on occasion), I’ve edited a few magazines and anthologies, and in 2019, I founded 34 Orchard, a dark literary journal which publishes fiction and poetry, which is going into its third year. My main hobby is scrapbooking and I enjoy reading tarot cards. My husband Nathan and I have been together for 18 years, and we enjoy board games and birdwatching.
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WIHM 2022: An Interview With Editor Alyson Faye

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 story collections in the horror industry. We’re continuing our Women Who Edit Interview series with Alyson Faye.

Could you introduce yourself, and tell us a little about you?

I am Alyson Faye, writer, tutor, editor, proofreader. I live in the UK, with my family and rescue animals. I co-run the indie press, Black Angel, with Stephanie Ellis https://blackangelpressblog.wordpress.com/ – where we publish women dark fiction writers at all stages of their writing journey. 

I also am an editor for the indie press, Bridge House and associate editor on The Casket of Fictional Delights.

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