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Jan. 4, 2018 the Horror Writers Association announced that I am the winner of its Lifetime Achievement Award. I feel so honored and blessed.

Feb. 5, 2018 The Horror Writers Association Bram Stoker Award Final Ballot has been announced and I am joyful that SYCORAXS DAUGHTERS is a finalist in the Anthology category.

April 30, 2017 I received the Horror Writers Association Mentor of the Year Award at StokerCon 2017 held on the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA. A wonderful surprise since I have been helped by so many and have been simply giving back.

Check out video of my performing poem Mami Wata, Goddess of Clear Blue presented by KXCI and Words on the Avenue, produced by Tere Fowler-Chapmann and Hannah Levin. Filmed and directed by Julius Schlosburg. The best team ANYWHERE.


(publisher Necon E-Books)
A collection of horror and science-fiction short stories and poetry; received a HWA Bram Stoker Awards(R).

(publisher Space & Time Books)
A collection of 100 poems; received a HWA Bram Stoker Awards(R).

(publisher Space & Time Books)
A poetry collection, introduction by Charlee Jacob; received a HWA Bram Stoker Awards(R).

(publisher Space & Time Books)
A poetry and fiction collection, introduction by Barry N. Malzberg.


SYCORAX’S DAUGHTERS, edited by myself, Kinitra Brooks PhD, and Susana Morris PhD. Cover artwork by Jim Callahan.
(publisher Cedar Grove Publishing)
A horror anthology of fiction & poetry by African-American women (some new, some known).

PAINFREAK anthology edited by Gerard Houarner.
(publisher Necro Publications) Charlee Jacob and I have the opening piece, includes all new stories from some of the top authors in modern horror.

I have a set of poems in this wonderful anthology of short stories and poetry from Simon Schuster.

THE BEAUTY OF DEATH: The Gargantuan Book of Horror Tales with Peter Straub, Ramsey Campbell and others.
(publisher Independent Legions Publishing) Contains my story, Finding Water to Catch Fire.

FOUR ELEMENTS (kindle) FOUR ELEMENTS (paperback)
(publisher Bad Moon Books)
A poetry and fiction collection with four sections written by four HWA Bram Stoker Award(R) winners, Marge Simon (Earth), Rain Graves (Water), Charlee Jacob (Fire) and myself (Air), cover art by Daniele Serra and color interior illustrations by Marge Simon; received a HWA Bram Stoker Awards(R).

(publisher Necon E-Books)
A collaborative book of poetry written with Stephen M. Wilson, inspired by music. Cover art by Kiri Moth and interior art by Jill Bauman, a duet of introductions by Tom Piccirilli and Mike Arnzen; a HWA Bram Stoker Award(R) finalist.

I wrote the introduction to this exciting and enticing collection.

Dark Discoveries magazine #34 (publisher JournalStone)
Contains my poem, Shadow Rainbow & Other Fragile Things.

80 BLACK WOMEN IN HORROR WRITING - updated from 60
Sumiko Saulson compiled a list of Black Women in Horror in 2014, this is the 2017 updated version which includes interviews with eleven of the women and an essay about Octavia Butler and L.A. Banks. (I am one of the 11).
You can buy the book for $5.00 as paperback.
Read Sumiko Saulson blog on her updated Black Women in Horror book.

StokerCon 2018 at the historic Biltmore Hotel in Providence, RI
March 1 to 4, 2018: I will be receiving the Horror Writers Association Lifetime Achievement Award. I will also be on panels and doing a reading.

Tucson Festival of Books
March 10 to 11, 2018: The festival is Saturday and Sunday. Sat 12:15 to 2:15 pm I will be at the Indie Pavilion signing SYCORAX’S DAUGHTERS, an anthology of fiction and poetry by African-American women that I co-edited with, Kinitra Brooks PhD, and Susana Morris PhD. Cover artwork by Jim Callahan (publisher Cedar Grove Publishing)

July 19 to 22, 2018: I will be at the Northeastern Writers Conference in Providence, RI.

Tai Chi Alchemy
Sept 14 to 16, 2018: I am going to TCA in Sedona AZ. I have attended for many years. There is tons of love and inner calm to be absorbed. Highly recommend and you do not have to know tai chi.

World Fantasy Convention WFC
Nov 1 to 4, 2018: I am excited to announce that I will be the Toastmaster in Baltimore, MD.

TusCon 45
Nov 9 to 11, 2018: I will be a panalist and host the Open Mic at this fun SF Convention in Tucson, AZ.

I am one of the authors of 7 Magpies Movie, an anthology film project conceived by L.C. Cruell. The film is being created with work by 7 black female horror authors & 7 black female filmmakers based on the old nursery rhyme.

The writers include myself, Tananarive Due, Sumiko Saulson, Eden Royce, Crystal Connor, Valjeanne Jeffers, and Paula Ashe.

The directors are Lucy Cruell, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nicole Renee, Robin Shanea, Lary Love Dolley, Meosha Bean, and Rae Dawn Chong.

According to one old superstition, the number of magpies one sees determines if one will have bad luck or not.

One for sorrow, Two for mirth, Three for a wedding, Four for a birth, Five for silver, Six for gold, Seven for a secret, Never to be told.

Check out the 7 Magpies Facebook page.


Linda Addison Will Scare You (In A Good Way) Tempest Challenge BHM by K. Tempest Bradford - Between Boundaries blog (2018).

WiHM (WOMEN IN HORROR MONTH) by Michael Bailey on his Written Backwards blog (2018).

28 Days of Black Women in Horror by Eden Royce - The Dark Geisha blog (2017).

Women In Horror Month interview by Kathryn McGee of the Horror Writers Association (2017).

SFF Poet Spotlight by Bryan Thao Worra, an award-winning Laotian American writer (2017).

A History of Blackness in Speculative Fiction by M. Asli Dukan, Invisible Universe (2016).

Discussing Writing, the Speculative, and Horror University: An Interview with Linda D. Addison By Jonathan Martínez (6/24/2016).

Blood Indigo: Black Women Horror Writers to Read Now by Eden Royce (2/23/2016).

Living Among Legends by Crystal Connor on Horror Addicts (2/22/2016).

What It Takes to Write Strange Stuff my guest post on JG Faherty Blog (2/21/2016).

Linda Addison On Winning A Bram Stoker Award interview on Horror Addicts (2016).

Genesis-The First Black Horror Writers, my blog post on Horror Addicts (2/10/2016).

8 Authors to Follow by Annie Neugebauer (2016).

Intro to Celebrating Black Horror History, by Sumiko Saulson on Horror Addicts (2/1/2016).

93 Horror authors you need to read right now list, from an Examiner Article by S.L.Schmitz (2014).

HWA Poetry Page honoring Women in Horror. Editor, Peter Salomon has poems by Terrie Leigh Relf, Marge Simon and myself (2014).


Watch my five minute interview on 5 Questions With Narazu Artist Spotlight (July 2017).

KXCI Episode 4: Tales of Tucson …. original radio dramas of the Sonoran Southwest, Check out me talking with Shakespeare about Lady Macbeth at the TUCSON FESTIVAL OF BOOKS at about 14:15-14:25 & 14:48 to 14:52 minutes into the recording (May 2017).

HWA StokerCon Horror University interview, by StokerCon Video Squad (Feb 2017).

Listen to me read my poem PRECIOUS (from my first collection to win a HWA Bram Stoker, CONSUMED, REDUCED TO BEAUTIFUL, GREY ASHES and collage (by me) on SFPA Halloween page (October 2016).

Eating the Fantastic interview by Scott Edelman (June 2016).

The Great Lakes Horror Company interview by Crystal Bourque, and roundtable discussion with Sephera Giron, Andrew Robertson, Bill Snider and Monica S. Kuebler (March 2016).

Genesis Science Fiction Radio internet radio interview by William Hayashi (2/19/2016)

Interview, book reviews and other stuff with Brian and Dave on The Horror Show with Brian Keene

Interview (includes my reading a poem) at 2010 Beyond Blacula reading in NYC by blackscifitv

My life is lessons and blessings. How else to explain the path of life that has taken me from the tough streets of Philly to a quirky house in New York? Nestled in the midst of strange and wondrous items I joyfully write even stranger poems and stories.

Each event in my life holds different mixes of lessons and blessings, rarely 50/50. Often the situations that hurt are more lesson than blessing, but both are in the mix. Seeing each painful experience in this way heals the sting, makes me pay attention to the lesson and grow, to bring more light into my life.

My life
unfolding in unexpected dimensions:
take a skinny, awkward introvert,
mix in books of fables, science-fiction, fantasy, horror
Season with surprising blessings, people:

One taught me to laugh,
another to question everything
This one to know that there are no secrets
That one to see everything is hidden,

I learned to cry with my whole body,
That I am beautiful,
I am eternal,

Even broken,
I can heal,
rise from the ashes of a predestined life
find my authentic path
And know:

Unfolding life is imperfect.

Love the only truth.

Lessons and blessings
the only sanity…


Artwork by Newton Ewell.

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