Within horror and dark fiction there are so many different types of stories that you can work with. If you feel like writing something paranormal there is space for that, if you want something more grounded in reality, there’s room for that too.
When I think about writing horror, I imagine looking for the center of a shadow. The part of a monster that lets you understand it is an interesting part. Especially if you understand it, but still recoil from it. That’s the tiny still center I look for as I write.
I am fascinated by how coping with ‘otherness’ shapes the worldview of many of my characters. Horror tropes provide a powerful way for me to dig into the complexities and contradictions of race and gender.
All fiction is a reflection of the human condition. Humanity is basically pretty screwed up and also, their heads are full of darkness. It’s nice to be able to ride that.
So far we’ve had an Italian author with an American translator from Chicago, a New Hampshire writer with a story set in California, and today we bring you a Scottish author writing a tale set during the Siege of Leningrad.
I love a good chill. I’ve been told that my stories have kept people up at night, made them wince, look over their shoulders, and creeped them out completely. To me, as a writer, that means I’ve done my job and done it well.
Stories We Tell After Midnight 2, our third full-length anthology, is the first time I’ve accepted a work in translation. Working with J. Weintraub to accept and publish Nicola Lombardi’s short story was a pleasure I hope to repeat in the future! In the meantime, read on to learn more. Q (Crone Girls Press): WhatContinue reading “Meet the Translator: J. Weintraub”
As our anthology begins, an old grandmother tells her grandchildren yet another bedtime story. And then another. And then another… and another.. and… “Bedtime Tales” by Nicola Lombardi, translated by J. Weintraub, is a short, creepy tale to set the stage for our readers. Q (Crone Girls Press): What do you write? How long haveContinue reading “Meet the Author: Nicola Lombardi”
By the end of this week, CGP will have published its third full-length anthology of horror and dark fiction, Stories We Tell After Midnight, Volume 2. The twenty-four stories in this anthology invite the reader into a world where a grandmother never stops telling her stories, where the winter ice and snow of a Leningrad under siege reveal the depths of human desperation, and where a grandfather follows the voice of his dead grandson into the Whisper Woods.
Stories We Tell After Midnight 2, our third full-length anthology of horror and dark fiction, will be available October 1, 2020. Read on to learn more!