Writing / Media & Other

TOD 118 The Weird Has Always Been Female
The Women’s Canon of Weird Fiction Panel from NecronomiCon 2022

Dead Headspace: Ep. 151
Mark Matthews on Orphans of Bliss: Tales of Addiction Horror

HWA RI Celebrates Edgar Allan Poe
Horror Writers Association – Rhode Island Chapter

Reminder for HWA RI Celebrates Edgar Allan Poe
Horror Writers Association – Rhode Island Chapter

Reading of a Short Story: Christa Carmen
for Meghan’s House of Books

December Readings
Horror Writers Association – Rhode Island Chapter

Halloween Eve Readings
Horror Writers Association – RI Chapter

Chapter III – Little Lonely Girl
Christa Carmen voices Abigail Somberlain in the audiobook adaptation of Dean Kuhta's epic fantasy novel

StokerCon® Reading
"Paper, Platinum, Stone"

Ask Lovecraft

Wyrd Transmissions
Episode 50: Christa Carmen

The Night Parlor
Episode 3: Christa Carmen

Nictitating Presents
Christa Carmen

The United Theatre: United in the Dark
Part 2: Gothic Horror w/ Christa Carmen

Virtual Halloween Reading
for Gerald R. Sherratt Library, Southern Utah University
Salem Horror Fest
Reading: "What Are Little Girls Made Of?" Christa Carmen

Horror in the Eye of the Beholder
Trailer for Marta Oliehoek's new book

A Christmas Carol
Horror Hill, Chilling Tales for Dark Nights
The Simply Scary Podcast Network

Well Read Beard
Top Indie/Small Press Horror Short Story Collections #20-11
This is Why We're Like This Part I
Julia Rios & Geoffrey Pelton talk to horror author Christa Carmen about Raggedy Ann and Andy: A Musical Adventure
This is Why We’re Like This Part II: After These Messages
Julia Rios & Geoffrey Pelton talk to horror author Christa Carmen about Teddy Ruxpin and Puppy Surprise

Bloody Beach Read Along... Wrap-up
Jason's Weird Reads declares that a fantastic, bloody time was had!
The Wicked Library: TW 7
Talking Wicked with Christa Carmen

Ask Lovecraft After Dark
Leeman Kessler interviews Christa Carmen

Bloody Beach Readalong... Livestream
Livestream event for the Bloody Beach Readalong with Christa Carmen & Cameron Roubique
"Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge"
The Wicked Library 908, Christa Carmen

Book Showcase

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Something Borrowed, Something Blood-Soaked
"Something Borrowed, Something Blood-Soaked"

Something Borrowed, Something Blood-Soaked
Winner of the Indie Horror Book Award for Debut Collection

A young woman's fears regarding the gruesome photos appearing on her cell phone prove justified in a ghastly and unexpected way. A chainsaw-wielding Evil Dead fan defends herself against a trio of undead intruders. A bride-to-be comes to wish that the door between the physical and spiritual worlds had stayed shut on All Hallows' Eve. A lone passenger on a midnight train finds that the engineer has rerouted them toward a past she'd prefer to forget. A mother abandons a life she no longer recognizes as her own to walk up a mysterious staircase in the woods.

In her debut collection, Christa Carmen combines horror, charm, humor, and social critique to shape thirteen haunting, harrowing narratives of women struggling with both otherworldly and real-world problems. From grief, substance abuse, and mental health disorders, to a post-apocalyptic exodus, a seemingly sinister babysitter with unusual motivations, and a group of pesky ex-boyfriends who won’t stay dead, Something Borrowed, Something Blood-Soaked is a compelling exploration of horrors both supernatural and psychological, and an undeniable affirmation of Carmen’s flair for short fiction.

Available now from Amazon, Audible, Barnes & Noble, and Unnerving.

Anthology Showcase

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“To the Moon and Back”
Why Didn’t You Just Leave
Cursed Morsels

Edited by Nadia Bulkin & Julia Rios

It’s the question asked of any story about a haunting: why didn’t you just leave? If accounts of people who have stayed in haunted houses are any indication, it’s never that simple. There are a lot of reasons why people don’t just leave scary situations, and these smart, spooky stories reflect the complexity behind that question.
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