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 finalist, 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.
Interviews, Spotlights, and Guest Posts
On The Wicked Library, discussing the dark fantasy story, "A Certain Kind of Spark" (Podcast interview with Daniel Foytik starts at 47:55, after the story)
Interview with Sean M. Thompson in the McManbeast Books Newsletter
#HookonWiHM: Focus on Author Gwendolyn Kiste, Interview with Calvin Demmer
Featured on Michael Bailey's Women in Horror Month list
The Outer Dark Episode 028: Quaffing Your Fear Like Fine Wine, with Scott Nicolay
On Author Anthony Avina's blog, discussing Pretty Marys All in a Row
Interviewed on Mangled Matters' Women in Horror: A Celebration
Featured on K.Z. Morano's 100 Female Horror Authors You Should Be Reading Right Now!
Halloween Roundtable Interview with Justin Hamelin on Mangled Matters
On The Wicked Library, discussing the epistolary horror story, "The Man in the Ambry" (Podcast interview with Daniel Foytik starts at 39:00, after the story)
"Episode 403: The Write Way with Gwendolyn Kiste" on 9th Story Studios with Daniel Foytik
"Spotlight on Writing Horror with Gwendolyn Kiste and Scarlett R. Algee" with Juliana Spink Mills
"Interview: Gwendolyn Kiste" with Editor E. Catherine Tobler, available in the full issue of Shimmer #30, March 2016
"Women in Horror Month -- Interview with Gwendolyn Kiste" with Simon Dewar
"Random-Ass Interview: Gwendolyn Kiste" on Spooky Bloggery with Sean Thompson
"Women in Horror Month 2016--Featured Author: Gwendolyn Kiste" on Spreading the Writer's Word with Nina D'Arcangela
"From the Mind of..." on Severed Scissors with Casey Chaplin
"Author Interview with Gwendolyn Kiste" on writer Nathan Hystad's site
"Strange Gardens of the Soul: An Interview with Gwendolyn Kiste" on Writing in a Dead World with Raymond Esposito
Podcast Interview on Red Horse Radio with Jon Towers
On The Wicked Library, discussing the ghost story, "Audrey at Night" (Podcast interview with Daniel Foytik starts at 33:24, after the story)
On Mystery and Horror, LLC, discussing the historical horror story, "Of Blood and Men"
On Mystery and Horror, LLC, discussing the humorous horror story, "Bedroom Bureau"