Author Archives: S. Kay Nash

About S. Kay Nash

S. Kay Nash is a writer, editor, and bibliophile. She lives in Texas with a mad scientist and a peaceful contingent of dogs and cats.

Read my latest story in this collection of Texas horror

“The Back Forty” appears in this anthology of Texas-based horror. Everything’s scarier in Texas, and not only is it the setting, but all of the authors are either Texas natives or folks who got here as soon as they could. … Continue reading

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Review: The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Antonina Beaulieu, called Nina, travels to the city of Loisail to stay with her wealthy cousin Gaetan Beaulieu and his wife Valérie, who leads her through her first Grand Season with an iron hand. Nina is a country girl from … Continue reading

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Litany for the Departed

  My most recent story, “Litany for the Departed” is available in See the Elephant.  “A dark and beautifully told tale of grief and loss and how people who had a hold on us in life, can still haunt us … Continue reading

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StokerCon 2017

If you’re a writer of dark worlds or intent on giving your readers a case of the squirming heebie-jeebies, you owe it to yourself to attend the next StokerCon. I knew I had to attend in 2017 because of the … Continue reading

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Inhuman Resources

A short story. After a year working at home—alone save for three cats, two dogs, and my spouse—I had a bad case of cabin fever. I’d always talked to the cats, but I had moved on to holding long conversations … Continue reading

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Winter Tide by Ruthanna Emrys

Winter Tide by Ruthanna Emrys Ruthanna Emrys takes Lovecraft’s legacy into the lives, blood, and fears of the people of Innsmouth. But unlike Lovecraft, this isn’t a horror novel; it’s a detective thriller involving spies, occultists, Miskatonic University, concentration camps … Continue reading

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In Calabria by Peter S. Beagle.

Let me assure you that In Calabria is nothing at all like The Last Unicorn. Though it features the same creature, this story is not a fairy tale…   Read the full review at Buzzymag.com

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Black Feathers edited by Ellen Datlow

I know two people who are terrified of birds. One can’t explain it, just, “birds freak me out.” Another says, “They’re dinosaurs just waiting to peck my eyes out.” Birds have a wealth of symbolism attached to them: piety, spirits, … Continue reading

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Road Kill Vol. 2 (CLOSED!)

I attended a meetup today and got information on an open call for Texas-based writers (either born here or living here) for Road Kill: Texas Horror from Texas Writers, Vol. 2. They are eager to hear from authors who have been … Continue reading

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Nightmares

Ellen Datlow is a master curator of fiction, and though she calls herself a “horror enthusiast,” I don’t think it’s a stretch to say she is one of the guiding hands of the genre. Her Best Horror of the Year … Continue reading

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