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(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.


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.

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.

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

Sumiko Saulson compiled a list of Black Women in Horror which includes interviews with six of the women (I am one of the 6).
You can buy the book for $5.50 as paperback.
Read Sumiko Saulson blog on her Black Women in Horror book.

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.

7 MAGPIES 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.

AstroBlackness: Planet Deep South
Feb 24 to Feb 26, 2016: I will be attending Planet Deep South conference in Jackson, MS.

Tucson Festival of Books
March 12 to 13, 2016: I will be at Tucson Festival of Books in Tucson, AZ.

World Horror Convention 2016
April 28 to May 1, 2016: I am a Special Guest at WHC2016 in Provo Utah, along with other folks, including poets Michael R. Collins and Michael Arnzen.

StokerCon 2016
May 12 to 15, 2016: I am teaching a workshop at StokerCon in Las Vegas, NV, as part of Horror University.

Space and Time Magazine 50th Anniversary Celebration
July 12, 2016 at the NY Brooklyn Commons: NYRSF reading series event will top off their 25th season by having Space and Time founding editor and editor emeritus Gordon Linzner and editor Hildy Silverman in conversation with author Barbara Krasnoff. Katherine Hasell, Daniel Braum, Jack Ketchum, and I will be reading.

July 21 to 24, 2016: I will be honored as a Necon Legend along with Stephen R. Bissette at the Northeastern Writers Conference in Providence, RI.

Tai Chi Alchemy
Sept 16 to 18, 2016: I am going to TCA in Sedona AZ. I have gone for many years and I always absorb tons of love and inner calm. Highly recommend and you do not have to know tai chi.

TusCon 43
Nov 11 to 13, 2016: George R. R. Martin is Author Guest of Honor. I will be a panalist at this fun SF Convention in Tucson, AZ.


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.


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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