Little Miss Zombie is currently running an interview with Kathryn Ptacek.

Ptacek is the author of many novels in several different genres including horror, historical fiction, historical romance, fantasy and suspense. Her horror novels include Shadoweyes, Blood Autumn, Kachina, In Silence Sealed and Ghost Dance. She edited the anthologies Women of Darkness, Women of Darkness II and Women of the West. As most Hellnotes readers know, she is also the editor of a market newsletter, The Gila Queen’s Guide to Markets.

In response to a question about why she thinks fewer women write horror than men, Ptacek says, “I don’t know. Maybe there’s a perception that horror is for guys, romance for women … and yet I’ve known men who write romance. I think there are lots of women writing horror, but I just don’t think there are as many ‘big’ name women horror writers. Again, with the perception thing – I know that women are often thought to write ‘soft’ horror, and that’s not at all true. Good horror is just that, no matter the gender of the writer.”

You can read the interview in its entirety here: Kathryn Ptacek

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