Welcome to the online home of author Damien Angelica Walters. Here you’ll find my short fiction bibliography, information about my short fiction collection and novels, my contact information, and more. Below you’ll find a quick recap of recent news, publications, and story sales. Feel free to take a look around, and thank you for stopping by.
Laird Barron reviewed Sing Me Your Scars for Locus Magazine.
Paul M. Feeney reviewed Sing Me Your Scars for Ginger Nuts of Horror.
Paper Tigers is now available for pre-order.
Helen Marshall reviewed Sing Me Your Scars in the The Los Angeles Review of Books.
I was a guest on The Horror Show With Brian Keene.
Blu Gilliand of the The October Country reviewed Sing Me Your Scars.
An Orchestra of Scars – Guest post at Locus Online.
Interview at Tor.com – The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe.
Sing Me Your Scars made Kirkus’ list of New Speculative Fiction Debuts You Won’t Want to Miss.
“They Make of You a Monster” (reprint) in The Lineup
“Tooth, Tongue, and Claw” in Nightscript
“These Things, They Linger Still” in Dark Discoveries
“Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys: The Elephant’s Tale” in Apex Magazine
“Though It Be Darkness There” in Flesh Like Smoke
“The Floating Girls: A Documentary” in The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2015
“The Hands That Hold, the Lies That Bind” to Blu Gilliand, Brian Freeman, and Richard Chizmar for Cemetery Dance Online.
“Siūlais ir Kraujo ir Kaulų (Of Thread and Blood and Bone)” to Nate Pedersen for the forthcoming anthology Sisterhood.
“A Pathway for the Broken” to Scott Gable and C. Dombrowski at Broken Eye Books for the forthcoming anthology Tomorrow’s Cthulhu.
“The Judas Child” to John Joseph Adams at Nightmare Magazine.
“The Whipping Girls” to Michael Bailey at Written Backwards for the forthcoming anthology Chiral Mad 3.
“In the Spaces Where You Once Lived” to Mike Davis at The Lovecraft eZine for the forthcoming anthology Autumn Cthulhu.
“Umbilicus” to Paula Guran (Prime Books) for the forthcoming anthology The Mammoth Book of Cthulhu: New Lovecraftian Fiction.
“Behold a powerful, important statement writ in the weird.”
~Laird Barron for Locus Magazine on Sing Me Your Scars
“Like the best horror fiction, this collection is at once subversive and invested in the peculiar delights of the genre. The result is a full-body experience, packed with gasps and shivers, pulse-pounding jolts and moments of intense instinctive recoil — shocking, yes, but completely enthralling and oddly uplifting as well.”
~Helen Marshall for The Los Angeles Review of Books on Sing Me Your Scars
“Sometimes, something comes along and it just feels utterly perfect and magical.”
~Paul M. Feeney for Ginger Nuts of Horror on Sing Me Your Scars
“Wow…one of the most powerful stories I have read in recent memory. This piece is both beautiful in its ethereal qualities, and horrible in its foundation. This one should be read in groups, and then discussed. Highly recommended.”
~Tangent Online on “The Floating Girls: A Documentary”
“‘Shall I Whisper to You of Moonlight, of Sorrow, of Pieces of Us?’ by Damien Angelica Walters is a story every bit as good as its title. A moving tale of loss and grief, Walters gives the reader a ghost story as catharsis rather than horror.”
~This is Horror