A.E. Santana (she/her) is a Southern California native who grew up in a farming community surrounded by the Sonoran Desert. A lover of horror and fantasy, her works can be found in Crawling, The Mirror, Latinx Screams, and other speculative anthologies. She is the moderator for the horror book club, The Thing in the Labyrinth, the co-chair for Horror Writers Association, Colorado, and is on the steering committee for Denver Horror Collective. She received her MFA in fiction from the University of California, Riverside's low-residency program. Her perfect day consists of a cup of black tea and her cat, Flynn Kermit.
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A.E. Santana (she/her) is a Southern California native born and raised in the Imperial Valley, adjacent to the U.S.-Mexico border. She is currently the communications editor for a non-profit organization. She is the moderator for the monthly virtual horror book club, The Thing in the Labyrinth. Santana is a member of the Horror Writers Association (currently co-chair of the Colorado Chapter) and is on the steering committee for the Denver Horror Collective.
A.E. Santana is the former managing editor for Kelp Journal & Books (as well as their former true horror editor) and former communication editor for Full Circle Players, a theatre company in Riverside, California. She was the editor and curator for The Coachella Review's monthly column on diversity in literature, Voice to Books. She was also the drama editor for The Coachella Review, and a former fiction editor for Badlands, the literary journal published by California State University, San Bernardino, Palm Desert Campus. She is also a founding playwright for the East Valley Repertory Theatre in Indio, California. She has participated in several horror panels, including "No Longer the Scream Queen: Women’s Roles in Horror" at LitFest Pasadena, which she organized and moderated.
She received her MFA in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts from the University of California, Riverside. She graduated from California State University, San Bernardino, with a bachelor's degree in mass communications and a minor in script writing. Her associate degree in journalism is from Imperial Valley College.
Her perfect day consists of a cup of black tea and her cat, Flynn Kermit.