Ten Black Women in Horror List #2

2018 WiHM Black Women in HorrorThis Part Two of the Three Part 2018 series on Black Women in Horror, a continuation of the Black Women in Horror project that started in 2013 as a part of Women in Horror Month, and lead to the publication of 60 Black Women in Horror in 2014. 20 more women were added to the list in 2017. This year, we have an exciting new 30 Black Women in Horror to add to the list. The new women were discovered largely due to Eden Royce’s 2017 blog series Black Women in Horror on the Dark Geisha, Colors in Darkness and their 2017 anthology Forever Vacancy, Graveyard Sisters,  Kintra Brooks, Linda Addison and Susana M. Morris’ anthology Sycorax’s Daughters, and my project with Nicole Kurtz, Black Magic Women on Mocha Memoirs. Iconoclast Productions will be releasing 100 Black Women in Horror on February 15, the same day Black Magic Women comes out.

  1. Regina N. Bradley
    1. Regina BradleyAuthor of the short story Letty in the anthology Sycorax’s Daughters, Dr. Regina N. Bradley is a writer and researcher of African American Life and Culture. She is the author of “Boondock Kollage: Stories from the Hip Hop South.” a collection of twelve short stories that addresses issues of race, place, and identity in the post–Civil Rights American South. She is an acclaimed fiction writer, with her work being featured in Obsidian journal, Oxford American, and Transition Magazine. Dr. Bradley is an Assistant Professor of English and African Diaspora Studies at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA. She can be reached at http://www.redclayscholar.com.www.redclayscholar.com
      1. Amber Doe

      Amber DoeAmber Doe is an artist, poet and author. She wrote The Last of the Red Hot Lovers, a short horror story in Sycorax’s Daughters.  She has been published in the Finnish art journal Hesa Inprint three times; By Sixteen for their Phobia issue and Moon in Cancer and This will hurt for their Harvest Issue. Both pieces are related to the longer piece The Last of the Red Hot Lovers published in Sycorax.  She was born in Washington DC, raised in Philadelphia PA and an Indian reservation outside of Charlotte, NC. Amber earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sarah Lawrence College.


      1. A.J. Locke

      A.J. LockeA.J. Locke is an author and poet from Trinidad and Tobago. Her poems The Lonely, Salty Sea, and A Real Friend Will Let You Break by A. J. Locke appeared in the horror anthology Sycorax’s Daughters. She writes urban fantasy and paranormal. Her books include Affairs of the Dead (The Reanimation Files #1), Requiem for the Living (The Reanimation Files #2), The Ravaging In Between (The Reanimation Files #3), A Torment of Savages (The Reanimation Files #4), Black Widow Witch, and Elemental Inferno.


      1. Carole McDonnell

      Carole McDonnellCarole McDonnell is a horror, paranormal, sci-fi and inspirational writer. She is Jamaican but grew up in Brooklyn, New York. Her books include Turn Back, O Time: and Other Tales of the Faes of Malku, The Charcoal Bride, The Daughters of Men, Wind Follower, My Life as an Onion, A Fool’s Journey through Proverbs, Scapegoats and Sacred Cows of Bible StudyThe King’s Journal of Lost and Secret Things, NO! Not the Deli!, Great Sufferers of the Bible, and Blogging the Psalms. She contributed short stories to the anthologies So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction and Fantasy, While the Morning Stars Sing: An Anthology of Spiritually Infused Speculative Fiction, Diversity Is Coming, Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, and Rococoa. She contributed How to Speak to the Bogeyman and Terror and the Dark to Sycorax’s Daughters.


      1. Dana T. McKnight

      Dana T. McKnightDana T. Mcknight is a black, queer American speculative fiction and multimedia artist.  Here disciplines include illustration, literature, sculpture, experimental sound, performance art, poetry and painting. She is the founder of Dreamland Art Gallery, an alternative art and performance space in Buffalo, NY and a Co-Creator for RIQSE (Radical Inclusive Queer Sex Education). She contributed the short story Taking the Good to Sycorax’s Daughters.


      1. L. Penelope

      l-penelope.jpgAfrican American fantasy, paranormal romance and horror author L. Penelope’s debut work was the 2015 novel Song of Blood & Stone, the first of the Earthsinger Chronicles. Since then she’s written Whispers of Shadow & Flame (Earthsinger Chronicles #2), Cry of Metal & Bone (Earthsinger Chronicles #3), Angelborn (Angelborn Cycle #1), and Angelfall (Angelborn Cycle #2). Her short story AngelBorn was included in the anthology Sycorax’s Daughters, and she was in the Touch the Dark Anthology.


      1. Andrea Vocab Sanderson

      Andrea Vocab SandersonAndrea Vocab Sanderson is a singer, songwriter, spoken word poet, host, emcee, hip hop artist, and community activist. She contributed the short horror story Thirsty for Love to Sycorax’s Daughters. She has recorded several albums of spoken word and hip-hop poetry, including Wind Song Poem, Sessions in Flight, Speak of Woes, Her Hercules, Cradle of Silence, Son of David, Thoughts of Pain, Grind ‘Til I Bubble, Truest Reflection, and Spit Fire.


      1. Nicole D. Sconiers

      Nicole D. SconiersNicole D. Sconiers is a Los Angeles author and screenwriter. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Antioch University Los Angeles.  Her work has appeared in The Absent Willow Review, Clutch, Inglewoodlandia and other publications, and she penned several exclusives for Dr. Phil. She contributed the short horror story Kim to Sycorax’s Daughters. She is the author of the short story collection Escape from Beckyville Tales of Race, Hair and Rag.


      1. RaShell R. Smith-Spears

      RaShell R. Smith-Spears

      Author and poet RaShell R. Smith-Spears wrote Born Again for Sycorax’s Daughters and Losing Her Religion for the anthology Mississippi Noir.  She has written the academic papers Even Our Women are Warriors: The Black Woman as Warrior in LA Banks’ Vampire Huntress Legend Series, Everybody’s Mama Now: Gloria Naylor’s Mama Day as Discourse on the Black Mother’s Identity, Bondage: Slavery, Marriage, and Freedom in Nineteenth Century America: A Review,  What Looks Like New: Cleage’s Narrative Call for Social Change, Pearl Cleage and Free Womanhood:  Essays on her Prose Work and Locating the Self: The Role of Place in Walker’s Jubilee and Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind.


      1. Tanesha Nicole Tyler

      Tanesha Nicole TylerSpoken word poet Tanesha Nicole Tyler wrote the horror poem Polydactyly for Sycorax’s Daughters. Her talk My Art is Active: Exploring Social Activism through the Spoken Word uses spoken word and is available through Westminster College SLC on Youtube. Two of her poems were published in Ink&Nebula Poetry Magazine. Her poems include This Body and Afterparty. TaneshaNicole attended competitions at both the regional and national level including Utah Arts Festival, CUPSI, IWPS and the Women of the World Poetry Slam where she placed 9th out of 96 poets. TaneshaNicole’s poem Afterparty was featured as the poem of the day on Button Poetry’s YouTube channel.



Stay tuned for the next list on February 13th!

~ by Sumiko Saulson on February 7, 2018.

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