Sara Tantlinger is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Devil’s Dreamland: Poetry Inspired by H.H. Holmes. Her other books include Love for Slaughter, The Devil’s City (co-written with Matt Corley), and the Stoker-nominated novella To Be Devoured. Forthcoming are her newest poetry collection, Cradleland of Parasites, and the anthology she edited titled Not All Monsters, which features new stories by women in horror. She resides outside of Pittsburgh on a hill in the woods. She graduated from Seton Hill University with a BA in English literature and creative writing, and later with an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction.
Her love of horror started in middle school where she discovered the Fear Street and Goosebumps books, Rob Zombie, and an Ouija board. Some of her favorite writers include Edgar Allan Poe, William Blake, Kate Chopin, Shirley Jackson, Stephen King, Sylvia Plath, Caroline Kepnes, Clive Barker, Gillian Flynn, Richard Siken, Sierra DeMulder, and Catherynne Valente.
When she’s not writing, reading, or researching, Sara enjoys coffee, music, movies, and is prone to over-attachment to fictional characters and cats.
She also possesses a collection of sea glass and shark teeth fossils, which make her want to move to the seaside as soon as possible. She is a member of the SFPA, an active member of the HWA, a poetry editor for the Oddville Press, and a college instructor.