Allison M. Dickson is my Woman In Horror today! Even though she believes writing the good stuff is damned hard, she manages to create some fantastic tales of horror. Hard core and in your face! I would suggest you go to her website http://
She, along with Chris Armstrong and Corey Bishop, conduct a weekly podcast on Thursdays on Creative Commoners. http://
Allison is a rather outspoken young lady, likening herself to Brunhilde when her mood is not all wine and roses. Some of her opinions run to self-pub, traditional publishers, and small Presses. A lot of her work has been self-pubbed. However, a lot of her newer work is being published by Hobbes End Publishing and she is very happy with them. She is also not leaving out the traditional model either.Almost all her sales come on Amazon and she devotes most of her attention to that sales avenue. Smashwords is not her favorite place to try and sell stuff. At any rate, regardless of her likes and dislikes, she does not believe in putting all her eggs in one basket. She still wants to keep access to Barnes&Nobel, Kobo, and the rest. Good thinking, I believe.
I was quite taken with a statement she made in regards to advice for writers. Her answer? Just write! Does it get any better than that? Not hardly.
Allison writes of many things that are creepy, sad, and gross. Her words, but they are true. Happily so for me. Whether those things are in sci-fi, fantasy universe, or real world horror doesn't matter. The elements are all there.
Her novel Strings is a superb tale of sick and twisted happenings, encompassing entrapment and greed. This is her first novel and is superb. She also has a dystopian science fiction novel called The Last Supper coming out this spring from Hobbes End Publishing. I love dystopian science fiction, so this is a must read for me.
I have a number of Allison's books and collections below. I am intrigued with Colt Coltrane and the Lotus Killer. Gotta love great detective tales.
For great horror, in many genres, you need to read what Allison writes. Allison M. Dickson is a Woman In Horror!
Allison M. Dickson is a writer of dark contemporary fiction. Two of her short stories currently appear in The Endlands Volume 2 from Hobbes End Publishing, and two of her collected works are currently available on Amazon along with her indie pulp novel, COLT COLTRANE AND THE LOTUS KILLER. Her debut novel STRINGS, a psychological suspense story, released to rave reviews from Hobbes End, and the same publisher will be releasing her dystopian sci-fi book, THE LAST SUPPER, in spring of 2014. When she's not writing, she's co-hosting a weekly podcast, Creative Commoners. After spending several years in Olympia, Washington she returned with her husband and kids to her native Midwest and currently resides in Dayton, OH.
Strings by Dickson, Allison M. (Oct 23, 2013)
The Endlands (vol 2) by Dickson, Allison, Patrick C. Greene, Christina Estabrook and Michael Federico (Nov 13, 2012)
Colt Coltrane and the Lotus Killer (The Colt Coltrane Series) by Dickson, Allison M. and Justin Wasson (Dec 5, 2013)