Georgina Morales is my Woman In Horror today! Georgina and I share a rather unique distinction. Not only do we love to write horror, but we are also fascinated with science. Ah, but knowing about the mysteries of the sciences gives us much to draw upon and is certainly a huge plus and not a stumbling block by any means. Add in her fantastic imagination, and we have some great breeding grounds for horror to the max.
While Georgina loves the greats in horror: King, John Saul, Poe, and others, her Latin American culture adds something special to her tales. Every culture has certain legends and tales bandied about from the beginning of one's childhood, and there is such a wealth within all the Latin American countries. Just as I am knowledgeable about the legends of my Grandmother's Cherokee blood, and my Grandfather's Scot blood and the tales of the sea he used to tell me as I sat spellbound listening to his every word, Georgina has absorbed the best of her culture. I have spent time in Mexico, South America, and Central America, and have heard many stories told by the locals. Oh the horrors jumping through my skin back then. But I never forgot the stories. Georgina is fortunate in having experienced that part of her because I feel too many of us living in the United States are out of touch with the great mysteries around us. We live in a ho-hum existence of mediocrity and need an author of Georgina's stature to wake us up and tell us about the mysteries in front of our own eyes.
But she does not have to be surrounded by the ghosts and legends of her youth. Georgina lives in New England now and still pulls stories out from abandoned buildings and dark woods. She has progressed from her roots as an M.D. and is a master of the paranormal now. Let's face facts: she has the gift, that of absorbing a story from her surroundings, relying on what has been there for years, things many others do not even know reside there. She is relatively new to the horror writing profession, but her mastery at the craft is already present.
Georgina Morales is a Woman In Horror!
Lifelong lover of everything dark, Georgina Morales writes horror, mystery, thriller, and everything else that might give you nightmares. Her debut novel, "Perpetual Night," was published by Post Mortem Press in 2011. Since then, her short stories have been published by Post Mortem Press, Padwolf Publishing, and Burial Day Press. She lives in New England where she's perfectly at home surrounded by dark woods and ancient buildings, spinning stories from inside the corridors of the mind where not many venture, and few come out alive. Find more at https://www.goodreads.com/author/dashboard
Dark Moon Digest - Issue #14: The Horror Fiction Quarterly by Michelle, Lori and Swanson, Stan (Dec 29, 2013)