Gemma Files - Instructor
Formerly a film critic, journalist, screenwriter and teacher, Gemma Files has been an award-winning horror author since 1999. She has published four collections of short work, three chap-books of speculative poetry, a Weird Western trilogy, a story-cycle and a stand-alone novel (Experimental Film, which won the 2016 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novel and the 2016 Sunburst award for Best Adult Novel). She has a new story collection coming in February, 2021 (In That Endlessness Our End, Grimscribe Press) and one scheduled after that from Cemetery Dance (Dark Is Better). Her book Spectral Evidence (Trepidatio) won the 2018 This Is Horror Award for Best Collection.