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.
Christine Morgan of The Horror Fiction Review called Paper Tigers “a gorgeous tapestry of pain from an author who specializes in just such intricate needlework.”
Audra Figgins of Shelf Stalker reviewed Paper Tigers, calling it “a beautifully written, chilling haunted house story.”
Listed on Cultured Vultures’ 5 Writers to Watch in 2016.
Paper Tigers excerpt featured in Apex Magazine.
Paper Tigers featured on SF Signal’s On My Radar.
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 now available for pre-order.
Helen Marshall reviewed Sing Me Your Scars in the The Los Angeles Review of Books.
Blu Gilliand of the The October Country reviewed Sing Me Your Scars.
Sing Me Your Scars made Kirkus’ list of New Speculative Fiction Debuts You Won’t Want to Miss.
“A Pathway for the Broken” in Tomorrow’s Cthulhu
“The Hands That Hold, the Lies That Bind” in Cemetery Dance Online
“Black Stars on Canvas, a Reproduction in Acrylic” and “Her Beginning is Her End is Her Beginning,” a novelette co-written with E. Catherine Tobler, in Cassilda’s Song
“The Judas Child” in Nightmare Magazine
• Audio version narrated by Stefan Rudnicki
• Featured on Dread Central
“Tooth, Tongue, and Claw” in Nightscript
“Deep Within the Marrow, Hidden in My Smile” to Andy Cox for Black Static magazine.
“Sing Me Your Scars” to Paula Guran (Prime Books) for the forthcoming anthology The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2016.
“On the Other Side of the Door, Everything Changes” to Doug Murano and D. Alexander Ward for the forthcoming anthology Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories.
“Siūlais ir Kraujo ir Kaulų (Of Thread and Blood and Bone)” to Nate Pedersen for the forthcoming anthology Sisterhood.
“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.
“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