"Those of us who write about darkness and horror do not do so because our inner light isn’t capable of shining outward - we do so because we choose to shine that light inward, exploring the shadowed crevasses and scuttling sounds found in the deepest recesses of our minds; places that others have locked away long ago." Nina D'Arcangela
Nina D'Arcangela is my Woman In Horror for today. Nina wears many hats. She is an author, a super member of The Pen Of The Damned, the Social Media Coordinator at Sirens Call Publications, and head honcho of Dark Angel Photography. http://sotetangyal.tumblr.com
Nina describes herself as a quirky little horror chick who likes to write soul rending snippets of despair; reads anything from splatter matter to dark matter; an UrbEx explorer who loves to photograph abandoned places, bits of decay and old grave yards. She claims to be a cemetery stalker and we need to beware!
She also collects odd, macabre things. Among her most prized possessions are a three-headed, bronze Tibetan ceremonial dagger, a perfectly preserved skeletal figure of a curled up, sleeping chipmunk she uncovered when renovating her home, and a 1683 leather bound version of the Bible in Latin, printed in miniscule proportions. She also collects 18th and 19th century leather bound texts, but says the Bible is a beauty.
I will add that in her capacity as the whip-yielding lady at The Pen Of The Damned, she is always after me to get busier with my tweets and such. She must think I'm a bird. However, I'm working on it. She is a very nice lady and writes some superlative tales. Some of them are listed below. Foremost, and I certainly respect her a lot for this, she listens to the beat of a different drummer and doesn't like to be restricted in the craft, thus offering her readers fresh tales from that quirky mind we were talking about. She writes what she wants; when she wants to write it!
So my friends, mosey down to the fascinating reading material below and see what Nina writes. I love her special twist on all the tales she writes! Viva la Nina!
Nina's story Reemergence is in this great collection!
Nina wrote an editorial entitled Dark and what was that? Oh yeah- Edgy: An Editorial for this ezine.