Just Like Lovecraft – Guest Post by Amy Grech

H.P. Lovecraft was born on August 20, 1890; I was born on August 20, 1972.  Coincidence?  I don’t think so! I am a Child of Cthulhu, weaned on At the Mountains of Madness, The Dunwich Horror, and The Shadow Over Innsmouth…

I studied English/Writing at Ithaca College in gorgeous Update New York. Ithaca has gorges. One of the courses on the diverse curriculum included an intriguing class, The Literature of Horror. We read work by Lovecraft, Kafka and Poe, among others. I got an A on my paper about At the Mountains of Madness; the Professor was impressed because I actually knew how to use a semicolon properly! The recurring themes in Lovecraft’s work: Forbidden knowledge, fate and Inherited guilt evoke an unrelenting unease that’s almost impossible to shake.

Many themes in my work: Betrayal, fear of the unknown and loss of control get under readers’ skin and stay there, long after the final page has been turned.  More often than not, I go for the jugular, dissecting the heart of humanity to reveal the disquieting reality of madness, just like Lovecraft…

Amy Grech has sold over one hundred stories and three poems to various anthologies and magazines including: Apex Digest, Fear on Demand, Funeral Party 2, Inhuman Magazine, The Book of Dark Wisdom, The Flash Fiction Offensive, The Horror Express, Space & Time, The Brutarian, Zombie CSU, and many others. Damnation Books published her second collection, Blanket of White.

She has a story forthcoming in Needle Magazine. Amy is an Active Member of the Horror Writers Association who lives in Brooklyn. Visit her website: http://www.crimsonscreams.com.  Follow her on Twitter: http://twitter.com/amy_grech.

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