Saturday, February 4, 2017

SUZIE LOCKHART - WOMAN IN HORROR!



Suzie Lockhart is my Woman In Horror today! Suzie is not only a great author, she is a great editor and business lady as well. She wished to keep me up to speed on her latest projects and other things, so I included the entire document she sent to me below. Read and see what a busy lady Suzie is.

And now I present Suzie Lockhart.

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"Hello my dear friend, Robert!
Thanks for handling things in this manner for me. WiHM really appreciates all you do to promote us! You rock!
First, I’ll offer a BIO/outline:
I began writing horror about 6 years ago, and as Bruce was on home-bound studies and discovered he was equally creepy…well, you know the rest.
To date we’ve been published about 50 times in dozens of eZines & paperback anthologies. We labored over an 85,000 word YA manuscript that made it to the desk of several good agents, but ultimately didn’t make the final cut. A major life change nearly two-years-ago put that on the back-burner for a bit. We also edited five anthologies together, two won top-ten P&E Readers’ Awards. In 2016 Digital Fiction Publishing released my first solo attempt with ‘Killing It Softly’, an all-female anthology I was managing editor for. Thanks to my hard-working publisher, the 32 amazing authors gracing the pages, and a top-notch copy editor, we hit #2 in this year’s P&E Poll. ‘KIS’ has been a best-seller on Amazon, and we are working on expanding distribution.

"Second, a few unknown facts…maybe?
In 7th grade, I wanted to write, and was highly encouraged by teachers to do so. I have an IQ in the ‘gifted range’, and was put in advanced English classes every year. But, like a number of ‘creative-types’, I was also good in other creative endeavors. By my senior year, art won out and I went on to study at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. I ended up working in retail and making jewelry on the side for a few years before I landed a job back at ‘A.I.P.’, as an Assistant Director of Admissions. I took some writing and illustrating books in the evening, and was once again encouraged to write. After having my 3 boys, I stopped working full-time, and after being trained to do caricatures by the incomparable Angela Love, I worked the festival circuit for a few years.
Eventually, the fibromyalgia I’ve been fighting since the age of 27 made it impossible to sit drawing for hours on end. I went back to jewelry.
In 2008 I had a daughter at the ripe old age of 43. (lol) All those little beads didn’t bode well with a toddler running about, so guess what I decided to try my hand at again…?
Initially, I wanted to write romance and YA. But a little horror story I wrote, then another, then another…
I find that people have a misconception of horror-writers…female, in particular. I’ve had close family and friends frown on my writing about ‘dark’ stuff. One even said it ‘changed’ me. Things like that hurt. But, I have found a warm and accepting home in the horror community!
The past year has been a journey to acceptance…accepting myself! There is no law saying I can’t be the born-again Christian and a horror writer—both. (At least, not yet…) And I can love my Christian friends, my atheist friends, my horror writing friends, my white friends, black friends, gay friends, etc…ALL the same! (OOPsie, now I sound like I am making a political statement) And I can love myself, even though my creative brain makes it very hard for that other side to function!
I tell you all this, in order to tell my writer & creative friends—be who you are. Don’t be afraid…
And in the words of the great Mary Shelley—“Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.”

Cheers,
Suzie"


Here is Suzie's Amazon Author Page link:

https://www.amazon.com/Suzie-Lockhart/e/B00DTIG29I/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1486248975&sr=1-2-ent


Below is the superb anthology Suzie was talking about before. As I write this, it sits at #1 on the Amazon charts in three categories. Fantastic!




https://www.amazon.com/Killing-Softly-Digital-Fiction-Anthology-ebook/dp/B01LX96Q69/ref=la_B00DTIG29I_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1486247801&sr=1-2


The Best by Women in Horror

Thirty-two waking nightmares; keep the lights on!

Suzie Lockhart and Digital Horror Fiction are thrilled to present 32 chilling tales of terror from some of the best authors in horror. Killing It Softly includes stories from New York Times best selling authors Nancy Holder and Elaine Cunningham, together with more shocking short nightmares from the finest award winning female writers in the genre.
Your heart won’t stop pounding as you dig into the pages of this book; from the moment you immerse yourself in the first tale, about a women waking to find herself inside a coffin, buried alive, until the last, a coming of age story about a sixteen-year-old’s journey of self-discovery amidst all hell breaking loose. You’ll find your proof that women can, indeed, do a wicked dance between science fiction and horror as they penetrate your darkest thoughts, to bring forth stories promising to leave you with a lingering anxiety you can’t seem to shake. Any romantic notions of vampires will be crushed, and dark and twisted plots will confirm definitively that females can even write about zombies. We dare you to read stories that will leave you deeply disturbed, and some that will slice into your very soul. It wouldn’t be horror if there wasn’t an ode to Edgar Allen Poe...we have two masterfully written tales. There are stories off the odd and unusual, stories that take a perilous dive into worlds of disturbing shadows, and there’s even an exorcism”"in a tale that daringly addresses the heartbreaking disease that is alcoholism.

Enter at your own risk...

Featuring: Rebecca Snow, H.R. Boldwood, Christine Lucas, Gerri Leen, Tracie McBride, Rie Sheridan Rose, Aliya Whiteley, Marion Pitman, Jenner Michaud, Suzanne Reynolds-Alpert, Carole Gill, Tina Rath, Airika Sneve, Carson Buckingham, Chantal Boudreau, Eleanor R. Wood, Nidhi Singh, Rebecca J. Allred, Rebecca Fraser, Jo-Anne Russell, K. S. Dearsley, Amanda Northrup Mays, M.J. Sydney, Rose Blackthorn, Annie Neugebauer, Elaine Cunningham, Sandra Kasturi, Jess Landry, Sarah Hans, Lillian Csernica, Tory Hoke, and Nancy Holder

5/5 STARS "There are 32 amazing stories in this collection and it certainly does not disappoint!" - Veronica Vasquez

5/5 "Great read." - Linda Gordon

Scroll up and grab a copy today.

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