Welcome to the online home of author Damien Angelica Walters. Here you’ll find my short fiction bibliography, information about my short fiction collection and novel, my contact information, and more. Below you’ll find a quick recap of recent news, publications, and story sales. Feel free to take a look around, and thank you for stopping by.
I will be reading from Paper Tigers at the Fantastic Fiction at KGB Reading Series in New York on May 18th alongside the Shirley Jackson Award-winning author Victor LaValle.
Bob Pastorella of This is Horror called Paper Tigers “thoroughly original, thought-provoking, and lingering in the mind long after the last page is turned.”
Jonathan Reitan of Cemetery Dance Online called Paper Tigers “deeply emotional and beautifully poetic.”
Des Lewis reviewed Sing Me Your Scars via his Real-Time Reviews.
Sing Me Your Scars named Short Story Collection of the Year in the 2015 This is Horror Awards.
“Sing Me Your Scars” nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Short Fiction.
Of Paper Tigers, Josh Black of Hellnotes said, “This isn’t just a great novel – it’s one of the best horror novels in recent memory.”
Paper Tigers excerpt featured in Cemetery Dance Online.
Christine Morgan of The Horror Fiction Review called Paper Tigers “a gorgeous tapestry of pain from an author who specializes in just such intricate needlework.”
Brent R. Oliver of Dread Central called Paper Tigers “a smartly dark, deftly crafted journey into the depths of damaged humanity.”
“On the Other Side of the Door, Everything Changes” in Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories
“Umbilicus” in The Mammoth Book of Cthulhu
“Deep Within the Marrow, Hidden in My Smile” in Black Static
“In the Spaces Where You Once Lived” in Autumn Cthulhu
“The Whipping Girls” in Chiral Mad 3
“Take a Walk in the Night, My Love” to Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. for The Madness of Dr. Caligari, a tribute anthology forthcoming from Fedogan & Bremer to the horror classic, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.
“A Perfect Replica” to Scott David Aniolowski and Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. for the forthcoming anthology from PS Publishing Darker Companions: Celebrating 50 Years of Ramsey Campbell.
“Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice” to Ross E. Lockhart at Word Horde for the forthcoming anthology Eternal Frankenstein.
“Sing Me Your Scars” to Paula Guran at Prime Books for the forthcoming anthology The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2016.
“Behold a powerful, important statement writ in the weird.”
~Laird Barron for Locus Magazine on Sing Me Your Scars
“Like the best horror fiction, this collection is at once subversive and invested in the peculiar delights of the genre. The result is a full-body experience, packed with gasps and shivers, pulse-pounding jolts and moments of intense instinctive recoil — shocking, yes, but completely enthralling and oddly uplifting as well.”
~Helen Marshall for The Los Angeles Review of Books on Sing Me Your Scars
“Sometimes, something comes along and it just feels utterly perfect and magical.”
~Paul M. Feeney for Ginger Nuts of Horror on Sing Me Your Scars
“Wow…one of the most powerful stories I have read in recent memory. This piece is both beautiful in its ethereal qualities, and horrible in its foundation. This one should be read in groups, and then discussed. Highly recommended.”
~Tangent Online on “The Floating Girls: A Documentary”
“‘Shall I Whisper to You of Moonlight, of Sorrow, of Pieces of Us?’ by Damien Angelica Walters is a story every bit as good as its title. A moving tale of loss and grief, Walters gives the reader a ghost story as catharsis rather than horror.”
~This is Horror