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S P Miskowski

S.P. Miskowski's debut novel, KNOCK KNOCK, and her first novella, DELPHINE DODD, have been shortlisted for a Shirley Jackson Award. Both books are part of THE SKILLUTE CYCLE, which includes two more novellas: ASTORIA and IN THE LIGHT. All four books are published by Omnium Gatherum Media.

Rated by Black Static book critic Peter Tennant as "one of the most interesting and original writers to emerge in recent years," Miskowski has written short stories published in Supernatural Tales, Horror Bound Magazine, Identity Theory, The Absent Willow Review, New Times, Fine Madness, Other Voices, and the anthology Detritus. Her work has received a Swarthout Award and two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships.

Raised on Flannery O'Connor, Edgar Allan Poe, and public television in Decatur, Georgia, Miskowski now lives in California with her husband, fantasy and sci-fi author Cory J. Herndon.


Genres: Horror
   Red Poppies: 7 Tales of Envy & Revenge (2009)
   Supernatural Tales 40: Summer 2019 (2019) (with Steve Duffy, Tracy Fahey, Helen Grant, Jane Jakeman, Laura Lucas and Mark Valentine)
   Hymns of Abomination (2021) (with Justin A Burnett, Brian Evenson, Gemma Files, Cody Goodfellow, Scott R Jones, John Langan, Christine Morgan, Jon Padgett, Jonathan Raab, Betty Rocksteady, Sean M Thompson and B R Yeager)
Anthologies edited
   The Hyde Hotel (2016) (with James Everington and Dan Howarth)
   Darker Companions (2017) (with Scott David Aniolowski and Joseph S Pulver Sr)
S P Miskowski recommends
Darkest Hours (2017)
Mike Thorn
"These stories grab you by the collar with the urgency of mortal danger. Highly reccommended."
In the Night Wood (2018)
Dale Bailey
"In the Night Wood begins with a tragic loss and quickly develops into a mystery involving an estate, the history of the forest surrounding it, and a strange book written by the estate’s former owner. The mystery is compelling but the heart of Dale Bailey’s latest novel is the damaged relationship between grieving parents. Conquering their guilt and salvaging their love for one another depends on their ability to untangle the mystery. This is a heady combination of natural and supernatural influences, clues scattered by an enigmatic ancestor, and local legends both feeding and deriving from a work of fiction. Together these elements create resonance and urgency in a story about the complex workings of the human heart."
It Will Just Be Us (2020)
Jo Kaplan
"Kaplan writes with extraordinary skill and authority, balancing the supernatural with the psychological...A vibrant, thrilling novel of family love and conflict."

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