Anya Martin is an Atlanta-based fiction writer, journalist and programming director of World Horror Convention 2015. Her Womanthlogy: Heroic (IDW) dark comics fable with up-and-coming Spanish artist Mado Peña has received praise in multiple reviews. “Mado Peña’s macabre illustrations and muted colors give way to a frenzied red as events reach their climax in Anya Martin’s wonderfully weird ‘Stuffed Bunny in Doll Land’ (so I was not the only girl who found dolls frightening!),” says Lynda E. Rucker for ComicBuzz.com. Her prose works include “The Toe,” (Feet, Dynatox Ministries), “The Courage of the Lion Tamer” (Daybreak, Jetse DeVries’ groundbreaking online sister publication to the Shine anthology of optimistic science fiction), and the two Southern Gothic cautionary tales “Lizard Man” and “Balloons” (GothicNet). She is also the writer of the comics story “Dolly Dearest” (Chaos! Comics’ Nightmare Theater) and co-author of “Still Life with Peckerwood” (Gahan Wilson’s Ultimate Haunted House, Harper/Prism and Cities of Night, ChiZine Press) and the novella, “The Devil’s March” (Dark Destinies 3: Children of Dracula, White Wolf).
In the realm of nonfiction, Anya has written many articles about fantasy, horror, science fiction, movies, rock music, comics, hauntings, weird poets, travel, health care and jumbo mortgages. She is the bloggeress-in-chief of ATLRetro.com, a guide to Atlanta’s grassroots thriving Retro revival. Some of her best-known genre-related nonfiction works include “Rockin the Midnight Hour,” (Splatterpunks II: Over the Edge, Tor), “A Monster of Wealth and Taste” (Sequitar Journal), “Twilight of the Old Gods” (Mythic Passages) and a series of articles about illustrative art related to the works of pulp author Robert E. Howard. For Anya’s latest publications and news, visit www.anyamartin.com