Nina D'Arcangela is my Woman In Horror today! She claims to be a quirky little horror chick, and she's spouting the truth. She and I are friends, not only in this whizz-bang business of writing off-beat horror tales, but we are personal friends as well. We are both members of The Pen Of The Damned, and have grown close to each other over the time we have shared the pages of The Pen and many other ventures. Not in the way you might think, my friends. Physically, we have never met, but our minds connect in so many ways. Our writings might be different, but our beliefs in so much of what happens around us are so totally in sync. Nina's heart, mind, and soul are open to the cause of the underdog, the child who suffers, the women who undergo torture at the hands of sadistic bastards calling themselves men who think beating a woman makes them more of a man. I care and am concerned as well for these causes.
This is part of the motivation behind the mastery of Nina's prose and poetry. I believe if you check out her link at The Pen Of The Damned http://penofthedamned.com/author/darcnina/ you will see what I am talking about. Read her passages. Settle back, think about what you have just read, and read it again. More meaning will assuage your mind with every reading. Words that flow, creating a delectable story of meaning and substance, is what her stories are about. Her soul rending snippets of despair will surround you, bringing the world as it really is to your eyes, and reaching deep into your soul. Nina knows the Truth resides in the Dark. The Light is not real, my friends, not if you don't become aware of the dark and what is waiting for you there. Allow Nina to become your guide as you journey into a heightened state of awareness.
Nina loves to photograph abandoned places, bits of decay, and old grave yards. Some of her fantastic photographs adorn the pages of Women In Horror 2014: Featuring The Ladies Of The Sirens Call Issue #13.Okay, so I resided in New Jersey for many years and know of, and have even visited, these haunts on a number of occasions. But there is some spooky stuff here. Take a peek. you can download the issue for free!
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.
On her blog http://ninadarc.wordpress.com/ , Nina is telling the world about great Women In Horror Authors, presenting to the world the majesty of many superb authors. And on another one of her blogs http://darcnina.wordpress.com/ she is extolling the virtues of Ladies Of The Silver Scream. You're reading this right. I told you Nina is a class act. Nina gives back to the community of authors. Tell her you care about the great work she is doing. I have left you plenty of links to allow you to know she is the real deal.
Nian D'Arcangela is a woman In Horror!
This issue, Women In Horror 2014: Featuring The Ladies Of The Sirens Call Issue #13 contains stories and poems by women authors only. As if that's not enough, the ads running through the magazine are all ads for women's books. Is that cool or what?
One thing I really enjoy is the photography done by Nina D'Arcangela. I lived in New Jersey for many years and a lot of these old haunts, and I mean haunts, have been visited by me many times. Thanks, Nina!
I won't take your time with any more of my chatter. Go to the links and download this great magazine for free. Yes, free. I have the authors' names listed below with the titles of their stories and poems. Some of them are already some of my Women In Horror. And, heh, heh, a lot more are on my list to come.
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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.