Ward, Kyla Lee
“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) won an Aurealis Award for Best Horror. Her short fiction has appeared in the likes of Weirdbook, Ticonderoga Online and Gothic.net and in the anthologies Gods, Memes and Monsters: a 21st century Bestiary and Hear Me Roar: stories of real women and unreal worlds among others. Her work on RPGs including Demon: the Fallen saw her as guest at the inaugural Gencon Australia. Her short film, ‘Bad Reception’, screened at the Third International Vampire Film Festival and she was a member of the Theatre of Blood repertory company, which also produced her work. A practicing occultist, she likes raptors, swordplay and the Hellfire Club.