Writer and professor, Lisa Wood, offers a comprehensive deep dive into the study of horror fiction.  With importance placed on knowing the history of the genre and how integral to storytelling research is, this textbook will serve as a reference guide for anyone interested in writing in the horror genre.  This work, which is accessible and detailed at the same time, offers practical scenarios and industry secrets alongside subgenre review and creative writing instruction.  This textbook gives you the tools you need to craft horror fiction that will challenge the reader as well as frighten them.

“Her engrossing fiction/poetry, edgy screenplays, informative essays and creation of the Speculative Fiction Academy are driven by Wood’s authentic desire to entertain, share knowledge and expand the world of speculative creativity with others.  Whether teaching, mentoring or speaking on panels, her competent and generous energy lifts all involved.”

Linda D. Addison, award-wining author, HWA Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and SFPA Grand Master

Afrofuturist poetry, prose, art, and cross-curricular extension activities for middle schoolers. From Amazon:

Conjuring Worlds: An Afrofuturist Textbook for Middle and High School Students features original short stories, poetry, non-fiction essays, and artwork commissioned from some of the best creatives in the speculative genre. With more than 100 tiered extension activities appropriate for both middle and high school students, an extensive glossary, comprehension questions, vocabulary, and prompts for discussion covering subjects across the curriculum, Conjuring Worlds is a one-stop interdisciplinary teaching tool.

Conjuring Worlds features work by: Linda D. Addison, Maurice Broaddus, Jessica Cage, Cody Canty, Phenderson Djéli Clark, L. M. Davis, Milton J. Davis, Khari Isabel Soleil Dawson, Tananarive Due, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, Zetta Elliott, Zion Fort, Kia Kelliebrew, Mark-Anthony Lewis, PAGES Matam, B. Sharise Moore, LH Moore, Janelle Naomi, Ashley Slade, Sheree Renée Thomas, David West, Troy L. Wiggins, Audrey T. Williams, Kenesha Williams, L. Marie Wood, and K. Ceres Wright.

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