Sunday, February 10, 2013



"Here's to hard writing, sincere writing, writing that scrapes you raw."--Billie Sue Mosiman

Billie Sue Mosiman is my Woman In Horror today. When I asked her what she wanted me to talk about on her behalf, she was rather shy. Two things were on her list. Only two. When you scroll down to the bottom of this post, you will see many more books that I have added in. In fact, take a peek above with her sitting at a table, surrounded by her fantastic books. Wow! These are not just mediocre books, either. I love her books and have given her reviews on Amazon under my alter ego persona. Needless to say, they are Five Star reviews. Billie Sue is a real gem! She has written so many novels, shorts, and such, and pushes the boundaries, constantly freshening up her offerings.

Alabama Girl is Billie Sue's autobiography. At least the first part. There will be more to come. While it certainly details the life of a writer, it tells more about the emotions, heartbreak, and joys that every person shares with their fellow humans. There is something here for everyone. Like Billie Sue, I write from an experienced based viewpoint and am always trying to figure out what makes people tick. I'm not always successful at this. She is. Pick up a copy of this great book!

Book Description

January 3, 2013
This is eleven chapters and nearly 50,000 words of the autobiography of Billie Sue Mosiman, author of more than 50 books and an Edgar and Stoker Nominee. She had 13 novels and more than 150 short stories published by major traditional publishers. Since then she's had a new novel and several stories and novellas published digitally.

Born in Alabama, she was shared back and forth between her maternal grandparents and her mother. She lived all over the South but was never more comfortable and happy than when she was at "home" in Alabama with her grandparents. Her mother suffered mental illness, though it was undiagnosed most of her life. Observing the chaotic life when with her parents and the loving embrace once she was again with her grandparents, she began to study the behavior of those around her and delve into what made them do the things they did. Now, after a lifetime of writing and publishing fiction, both novels and stories, she has begun her autobiography. It's not just for writers interested in a writer's life. It's for everyone. This autobiography aims to look back on a peculiar life and write about it using novelistic elements. This is the novel of a life...

Bad Trip South, a great supernatural suspense novel - the best kind! - has been optioned out to be a feature film! How cool is this? This means one thing: you must read this book before the movie comes out. What a joy that will be! I think having a feature film coming out based on your novel says a wealth of things. Not just about the book, but Hollywood is sending out signals that they are on the prowl for new, fresh material. Now, not everyone's book will be picked up, but Billie Sue should be a role model for aspiring authors to write quality books. The studios don't want crap.

Book Description

May 19, 2011
Now optioned for a feature film!

Edgar and Bram Stoker Nominee, Billie Sue Mosiman, author of more than 50 books presents BAD TRIP SOUTH.

From Booklist
"Bad trip" hardly does justice to the hellish journey undertaken by the Anderson family in this gripping thriller. Leaving their North Carolina home to visit Long Horn Caverns outside of St. Louis, police officer Jay Anderson, wife Carrie, and 10-year-old daughter Emily are attempting to rebuild familial bonds. Consumed by job-related stress, Jay has taken to beating Carrie. Emily, who has a telepathic ability, is confused and frightened by her parents' angry thoughts. When escaped convict Crow and his amoral girlfriend, Heddy, kidnap the family to provide cover for their escape to Mexico, it looks as though things are going from bad to worse for the beleaguered Andersons. Told partially through Emily's narration to a police psychologist and partially through the viewpoints of the convicts, Mosiman's story is ugly and violent--and utterly compelling. Perhaps most disturbing is Jay's slow but steady move to the dark side, as he begins to fall for Heddy's dangerous allure. Top-notch suspense for mature readers. Jenny McLarin
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The family is on a much needed vacation. A policeman, his teacher wife, and their daughter, Emily, a little girl with a preternatural gift, need a break. Emily's parents aren't getting along, but then they hardly ever did these days.

When the family stops for a tour into the Longhorn Caverns, they have no idea something is about to happen to change their lives. Waiting for them are a young couple on the run. One is, Crow, an escaped convict. The other is his girlfriend, Heddy, who helped him escape and will do anything to keep him free. They're got some money waiting for them down south, if only they can get there.

Once the family exits the caves, they are kidnapped, and now they're all on the run. It's going to be a very Bad Trip South.

Billie Sue's Amazon bio:

Author of more than 50 books, I am a thriller, suspense, and horror novelist, a short fiction writer, and a lover of words. In a diary when I was thirteen years old I wrote, "I want to grow up to be a writer." It seems that was always my course. My books have been published since 1984 and two of them received an Edgar Award Nomination for best novel and a Bram Stoker Award Nomination for most superior novel. I've been represented by the William Morris Agency, belonged to many professional writing organizations, and wrote columns and reviews in magazines. I have been a regular contributor to a myriad of anthologies and magazines, with more than 150 short stories published. My work has been in such diverse publications as Horror Show Magazine and Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. I have one collection of my short stories called DARK MATTER in hardcover and several e-book collections. For a while I taught writing for Writer's Digest and for AOL online, and gave writing workshops locally in Texas. I was an assistant editor at a Houston literary magazine and co-edited several trade paperback anthologies.
Recently I've sold short stories to the anthologies SCARE PACKAGE edited by Franklin E. Wales, MIRAGES edited by Trent Zelanzy, and UNCOMMON ASSASSINS edited by Weldon Burge. These anthologies have been released in 2012.
I was born in Alabama and live now in Texas on a small ranch.
My work has been predominately suspense thrillers, but I also wrote a western historical, a trilogy of vampire novels, a travel memoir, and, of course, many short stories. My latest novel is BANISHED, a dark fantasy horror novel involving fallen angels. Most of my work has been made available at for the e-book reader, including my Stoker-nominated novel, WIDOW, and my Edgar-nominated novel, NIGHT CRUISING.
I love to read (especially on my Kindle), paint, take photographs, and travel.
Because of my love of storytelling, I've been fortunate enough to make a lifelong investment in writing stories and novels.
News of my e-book publications can be found at:
My Facebook page is:

Here, my friends are Billie Sue Mosiman's titles. Didn't I tell you she had a wealth of them? and they're all good!

Paperback: $13.99 Kindle Edition: $3.99
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Billie Sue Mosiman is one superb author and I am very proud to call her friend!

Billie Sue Mosiman is a Woman In Horror!



  1. Thank you very much, Blaze. I'm blushing here. You just can't see it.

  2. Blushing becomes you, Billie Sue. You are a fantastic author. You deserve many accolades!


  3. Billie Sue,
    I'll have to look into your books and your Alabama Girl. I admire anyone who's written all their lives; what it takes to do that. Have you always wanted to write? Warmly, author Kathryn Meyer Griffith

  4. Billie Sue is certainly prolific, Kathryn. Of course, you are too. :D