Spotlight: LGBTQIA+ Horror Writers and Characters

It’s June which means it’s Pride Month! What better way to celebrate than to showcase amazing members of the LGBTQIA+ horror writing showcase. Take a look and meet the authors:

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Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi: What can’t the talented Lady Dane do? She’s a performing artist, writer, advocate, educator, political commentator, and choreographer. In 2013, she became the first trans woman of color author in DC to publish a work of fiction with a trans woman as the main protagonist that centered around indigenous cultures. In addition, her novel Brew is about a trans teenage witch who quickly discovers things in her daily life aren’t what they appear to be.

Clive Barker - What would this list be without the talented Clive Barker? He’s a writer, director and visual artist. His six book series Books of Blood give life to many fascinating characters including members of the LGBTQIA community.

Sarah Waters - She’s an award winning, best selling author and your fix for Victorian lit. Her books such as Tipping the Velvet and Fingersmith feature strong lesbian protagonists.

Poppy Z. Brite - Known for gothic and southern horror as well as dark fiction, Poppy Z. Brite writes incredible and sometimes gruesome stories. Her trademarks are most often gay men characters, graphic sex scenes and intense horror.


Tal Bauer - If you’re into romantic thrillers, this is the writer for you. Tal is an award winning best selling author. His books usually feature M/M romance in a political setting.

KC Luck - KC writes a little of everything, including horror, apocalypse horror, action and adventure, plus contemporary romance. Truly, something for everyone.