© 2019 by April Snellings.

About Me

I've somehow built a career out of my passion for spooky pop culture. (My obsession with The Facts of Life has thus far been less productive, but I remain hopeful.) I was a staff writer and project editor for Rue Morgue Magazine, where I wrote about feminist issues and female creators in the horror genre, and I'm currently the Associate Editor of the International Thriller Writers' The Big Thrill. I've published more than 500 pieces in magazines and newspapers across North America; my work has been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists, the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards, and the American Advertising Federation.

In 2015, I joined the lineup of creators for the celebrated radio drama series Tales from Beyond the Pale, an Entertainment Weekly "Must List" pick that has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. My Season Three episode --- the darkly comic “Food Chain” – was an iTunes Top 25 Fiction Audiobooks bestseller. I also co-wrote a pair of critically acclaimed Tales with filmmaker Glenn McQuaid: "Cold Reading" and "Speaking in Tongues."

 

I served as an editor on several volumes of the Rue Morgue Library, including Blood in Four Colours: A Graphic History of Horror Comics and Monstro Bizarro:

An Essential Manual of Mysterious Monsters. As a copywriter, I've worked on ADDY Award-winning print and web campaigns. In 2016, I received an Award of Merit in Editorial Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. Also in 2016, I was named Writer of the 

Year in the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards.

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I live in Tennessee with my long-suffering wife, several recalcitrant dogs and cats, and a seven-foot animatronic werewolf named C. Thomas Howl. My first book, Ghoulish: The Art of Gary Pullin, was released in May 2018 by 1984 Publishing, with my second title, an as-yet-unannounced pop culture art book, slated for release in 2020.

 

My nonfiction is represented by Stacey Graham and Dawn Frederick at Red Sofa Literary. I'm currently at work on my first YA novel, a dark historical fantasy tentatively titled The Electric Girls

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