Gamut Magazine
Issue #6

African American Horror Authors and Their Craft: The Evolution of Horror Fiction From African Folklore

By: L. Marie Wood

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Marie Wood is a two-time Bookfest Award winner, a two-time Bram Stoker Award® Finalist, a Golden Stake Award-winning author, and MICO Award-winning screenwriter, as well as a Rhysling nominated poet, an accomplished essayist, and a burgeoning playwright. She creates immersive worlds that defy genre as they intersect horror, romance, mystery, thriller, sci-fi, and fantasy elements to weave harrowing tapestries of speculative fiction. Wood is the Vice President of the Horror Writers Association, the founder of the Speculative Fiction Academy, an English and Creative Writing professor, as well as a horror scholar. Learn more at