Gwendolyn Kiste is the three-time Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Rust Maidens, Reluctant Immortals, And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe, Pretty Marys All in a Row, The Invention of Ghosts, and Boneset & Feathers. Her short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in outlets including Lit Hub, Nightmare, Tor Nightfire, Titan Books, Vastarien, Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, and The Dark among others. She's a Lambda Literary Award winner, and her fiction has also received the This Is Horror award for Novel of the Year as well as nominations for the Premios Kelvin and Ignotus awards.

Originally from Ohio, she now resides on an abandoned horse farm outside of Pittsburgh with her husband, their calico cat, and not nearly enough ghosts. You can also find her online at Facebook and Instagram.

Recent Interviews, Spotlights, and Guest Posts

On This Is Horror, discussing queerness in horror, editing, and The Haunting of Velkwood

On The Murder Coaster, discussing the intersection of crime and horror in the anthology Howls from the Scene of the Crime

On Moths to the Flame, discussing mother-themed horror in the anthology Mother Knows Best

On She Wore Black, discussing the gothic and stasis, the horror of youth, writing women across the lifespan, and The Haunting of Velkwood

On The Monster, She Wrote Podcast, discussing inspiration, writing process and The Haunting of Velkwood

On Narrative Species, discussing ghosts, writing and The Haunting of Velkwood

On Staring Into the Abyss, discussing grief, ghosts, horror and The Haunting of Velkwood

At Hungry Shadows Press, discussing slashers, Final Girls, and the anthology, It Was All a Dream 2

On the Lovecraft eZine, discussing horror, trauma, and The Haunting of Velkwood

On Night Time Logic, discussing ghosts, horror, and The Haunting of Velkwood with Daniel Braum

Queer Horror Across Time event at Charis Books with Lee Mandelo

"Q&A: Gwendolyn Kiste, Author of 'The Haunting of Velkwood'" at The Nerd Daily

At Fangoria, discussing identity, ghosts, and The Haunting of Velkwood with Leticia Lopez

At Ginger Nuts of Horror, discussing Women in Horror Month and The Haunting of Velkwood

On Talking Scared, Episode 183: Gwendolyn Kiste & Working Through Your Ghosts

On the Kirkwood Public Library podcast, discussing books, horror, and The Haunting of Velkwood

On The Ghostly Gallery, discussing Universal Horror, Hammer films, David Cronenberg, body horror, ghosts, and The Haunting of Velkwood

On Sley House Presents, discussing ghosts, identity, bisexuality, and The Haunting of Velkwood

At The Campaign for the American Reader, discussing titles, influences, characters, and The Haunting of Velkwood

At Paul Semel's site, discussing inspiration, suburban landscapes, and The Haunting of Velkwood

At The Page 69 Test, discussing The Haunting of Velkwood

At Postcards from the Falls, discussing horror, favorite books, and The Haunting of Velkwood

On Dead Headspace, discussing ghosts, LGBTQ+ stories, and The Haunting of Velkwood

On Horror from the High Desert, discussing horror, The Haunting of Velkwood, ghosts, and Picnic at Hanging Rock

At Rue Morgue, discussing The Haunting of Velkwood, women in horror, and LGBTQ+ representation, with Lindy Ryan

On This Is Horror, discussing The Haunting of Velkwood, novel writing, and persistence

On Silver Screen Time Machine, discussing the 1961 classic film, The Misfits, with host Wendy White

On Raul Reads, discussing October Screams along with other featured authors from the Halloween-themed anthology

On the Lovecraft eZine's "What I'm Reading" feature

On The Murder Coaster podcast's episode "Bonus: Horror Writers on Werewolves"

On the Lovecraft eZine podcast, discussing the Back 2 OmniPark anthology

On The Story Hour, reading "The Girls from the Horror Movie"

On Evil in the Stacks, discussing women in horror, Reluctant Immortals, and trauma in the horror genre with Geneveive Newman

At Monster Complex, discussiong Reluctant Immortals, writing advice, and favorite things about horror with Will Christopher

"Gwendolyn Kiste Plunges a Silver Dagger Into the Heart of Female Stereotypes in Reluctant Immortals" with Leticia Lopez at The Lineup

"Immortality, the 1960s, and the Power of Women's Voices" with Andrea Blythe at Interstellar Flight Press

For a full list of interviews and features, please browse the pages below!

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Boneset & Feathers

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Pretty Marys All in a Row

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