Christa Carmen
Christa Carmen's debut fiction collection, Something Borrowed, Something Blood-Soaked, was released in August 2018 by Unnerving, and won the Indie Horror Book Award for Best Debut Collection. Her short fiction has appeared in Fireside Fiction Company, Unnerving Magazine, Red Room Press' Year's Best Hardcore Horror Volume 2, The Wicked Library, Muzzleland Press’ Behold the Undead of Dracula: Lurid Tales of Cinematic Gothic Horror, Outpost 28 Issues 2, 3 & 4, StrangeHouse Books' Not All Monsters, McFarland & Company, Inc.'s The Streaming of Hill House: Essays on the Haunting Netflix Adaption, Lycan Valley Press Publications' Dark Voices, Meghan’s House of Books, Space Squid, Third Flatiron's Strange Beasties, Alban Lake Publishing's Only the Lonely, DarkFuse Magazine, Tales to Terrify, Horror Tales Podcast, Black Ice Magazine Volume 2, Dead Oaks' Horror Anthology Podcast, Horror Hill/Chilling Tales for Dark Nights/The Simply Scary Podcast Network, Ghost Parachute, Weasel Press' The Haunted Traveler, Mad Scientist Journal, The Eunoia Review, Blood Moon Rising, Danse Macabre, WolfSinger Publications' Just Desserts, DreamFusion Press' The Book of the Macabre, Devolution Z Horror Magazine, The J.J. Outré Review, Prolific Press' Jitter Issue #4, Literally Stories, Fiction on the Web, Corner Bar Magazine, pennyshorts, Anotherealm, and Dark Fire Fiction. In 2016, "Four Souls of Eve" was published by Frith Books as a standalone eBook. Her work won Best in Genre, Thriller/Horror, in wordhaus' 2016 Trick or Treat Fall Story Contest, and “The Goblin’s Abettor” won The Haberdasher’s Monster Mash Slash Fiction Contest in 2017.

Christa has additional work forthcoming from Chilling Tales for Dark Nights/The Simply Scary Podcast Network.

Christa lives in Westerly, Rhode Island with her husband, their daughter, and their bluetick beagle, Maya. She has a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania in English and psychology, and a master's degree from Boston College in counseling psychology. Christa is an MFA candidate at the Stonecoast Creative Writing program, of the University of Southern Maine. She works for Pfizer in Clinical Trial Packaging, and at a local hospital as a mental health clinician.

  • The Big Book of Horror Authors, a Coloring & Activity Book created by Cassie Lola Daley of Let’s Get Galactic, is coming August 2020, featuring Christa Carmen, Adam Cesare, Alan Baxter, Calvin Demmer, Chad Lutzke, David Sodergren, Gabino Iglesias, Gemma Amor, Gwendolyn Kiste, Hailey Piper, Jeremy Hepler, Jonathan Janz, Kealan Patrick Burke, Michelle R. Lane, Sara Tantlinger, Sarah Read, Scott Thomas, Sonora Taylor, Stephanie M. Wytovich, & V. Castro.
  • Sadie Hartmann provides book recommendations from her favorite women in horror fiction for Book Shop.
  • Silent Motorist asked a selection of authors about their favorite horror/weird fiction collections...find out what book Gwendolyn Kiste chose!


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