Ward, Kyla Lee

Nominations “And in Her Eyes the City Drowned” (Weirdbook #39) (Wildside Press), Short Fiction, 2018 BIO: Kyla Lee Ward is a Sydney-based creative who works in many modes. August 2018 sees publication of her second poetry collection, The Macabre Moderne and Other Morbidities by P’rea Press, following 2011’s The Land of Bad Dreams. Her novel Prismatic (co-authored as Edwina Grey) […]

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Murray, Lee

Nominations “Dead End Town” (Cthulhu Deep Down Under Volume 2) (IFWG Publishing International), Short Fiction, 2018 Hellhole: An Anthology of Subterranean Terror (Adrenaline Press), Anthology, 2018 BIO: Lee Murray is a multi-award-winning writer and editor of science fiction, fantasy and horror (Sir Julius Vogel, Australian Shadows). Her novels include the Taine McKenna adventure series, and supernatural crime-noir series The Path […]

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Landry, Jess

Awards: “Mutter” (Fantastic Tales of Terror) (Crystal Lake Publishing), Short Fiction, 2018 2018 Silver Hammer Award BIO: From the day she was born, Jess Landry has always been attracted to the darker things in life. Her fondest childhood memories included getting nightmares from the Goosebumps books, watching The Hilarious House of Frightenstein, and reiterating to her parents that there was absolutely nothing wrong […]

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Smith, Angela Yuriko

Nominations Bitter Suites (CreateSpace), Long Fiction, 2018 BIO: Angela Yuriko Smith’s work is published in print and online publications, including “Horror Writers Association’s Poetry Showcase” vols. 2-4 and “Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy” anthology.  Her novella, Bitter Suites, was a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® nominee. Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, was nominated […]

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White, Kiersten

Awards: The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein (Delacorte Press), Young Adult Novel, 2018 BIO: Kiersten White is the New York Times bestselling author of many books for teens and young readers, including And I Darken, Now I Rise, Bright We Burn, The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein, and Slayer. She lives with her family near the ocean in San Diego, where she perpetually lurks in the shadows. […]

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Legrand, Claire

Nominations: Sawkill Girls (Katherine Tegen Books), Young Adult Novel, 2018 BIO: Claire Legrand is the New York Times bestselling author of several books for children and teens, most notably Furyborn, The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls, the Edgar Award-nominated Some Kind of Happiness, and Sawkill Girls, which has been nominated for both a Stoker Award and a Lambda Literary Award. She lives in central New […]

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