A Dark & Demented Anthology: Horror Blinks (Vol. 1)
Ex-homeless mother of four and grandmother of five, (I'd probably have more but it seems my youngest son is dragging his feet), I have been a computer instructor, online book proofreader/editor, pre-k teacher’s assistant and a nursing school project assistant. Currently, I live in Ohio and am a dog person through and through but as yet have no dogs but when I get them it will be four senior shelter ones.
My interests vary and are numerous such as reading cozy mysteries, cooking & baking and watching horror movies (Jason Vorhees is my all time favorite psycho killer). Not to mention, I have a bucket list a mile long, however, I can now scratch being a self published author of of what I call "soft horror" off of it.
Soft horror is what I refer to as horror's softer side. It's not too graphic , scary or intense for I have a deep love of monsters who show compassion...even though they'll still rip your guts out and feed on them if the occasion calls for it. Classic horror is a satisfying indulgence this is undeniable -- I divulge of it occasionally myself -- but in my honest opinion, it doesn't have to always be horrific to be enjoyable. For instance, zombies no longer simply lumber about, they can now flat-out run (Dawn of the Dead (2004)), hold down jobs (iZombie), lead a group of their own (Land of the Dead) and even cooperate with humans to an extent (Z Nation).
I imagine monsters of all sorts hang onto a bit of their humanity - even if they don't wear it on their sleeves. Monsters that retain some of their human characteristics and fiction that borders on the fringe of societal norms (such as my Dark & Demented Anthology Collection - that may touch on "delicate" matters) may not be everyone's cup of tea. In fact, I dare say we that do enjoy it are on the fringe of the horror society. And that's okay because I know there are others out there besides myself out that share these views so to those...welcome my sisters and brothers to fiction our way.
At present I have three different series: Tainted Blood, Lord Love a Zombie: Dead Inside: Welcome (LLAZDIW) and The Ghoul Who Loved Me (TGWLM). TGWLM is especially close to my heart because it features all of my grandchildren as minor characters and while writing this novella, I had to keep starting over as new grandkids were born at different times during. I based their characters on how I figured they would be as teenagers. I believe I am spot on but only time will tell.
In addition, I'm also the author of two separate sets of Dark & Demented anthologies. You can check out all my books here and please leave a comment (or a review) on Amazon or any of the other book-selling platforms if you're feeling particularly generous.
Need information? Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Wanna talk to me personally about your views on soft horror? Drop me a line at www.ninahobsonbooks.com