© 2019 by A.E. Santana. Photos by Danielle Sombati.

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Teenage Possessions

True paranormal experience

A true account of dealing with a paranormal experience as a teenager. High school friends battle a deranged entity bent on destroying relationships and possessing its target. Written for Kelp Journal.

Dry Fields

TCR Talks

With Abby Geni

An interview with award-winning author Abby Geni, focusing on her third novel, The Wildlands. We discuss craft, research, and how Abby's passion for nature molds her themes and drives her stories. Written for The Coachella Review

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CV Storyteller Project

Love and Heartbreak

The Coachella Valley Storytellers Project gathers community members to share and listen to true life stories for different thematic installments. My story of "love and heartbreak" was centered on a special childhood pet, a cat named Nancy. 

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The White Card

A conversational review

A conversational review with A.M. Larks on poet and playwright Claudia Rankine's play The White Card. A.M. Larks and I discuss craft and style based off of our reading, but also divulge into Rankine's themes of racial injustice. Written for The Coachella Review.

Vampire Bite

TCR Talks

With James Comtois

Written for The Coachella Review, this interview with playwright James Comtois delves into creating horror stories, crafting play scripts, and his experience writing the acclaimed vampire play, The Little One.

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Book Review

Blunt Force Magic

A review of Lawrence Davis' debut novel, Blunt Force Magic. This urban fantasy was written in part to assist in expressing the struggles associated with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Published by The Coachella Review.

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WIHM:

Spotlight on Tananarive Due

Written for Horror Tree for Women in Horror Month, this article spotlights African-American and female horror and fantasy author Tananarive Due and her novel The Good House.  Due's stories are frightening in how human her characters are and that there is more evil in our human actions than any supernatural entity. 

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TCR Talks

With Keithan Jones and Amber Tillman

An interview with comic artist Keithan Jones (owner and founder of Kid Comics) and comic author Amber Tillman (creator of Medicine Cabinet), co-written with A.M. Larks for The Coachella Review

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Book Review

Homo Dues: A Brief History of Tomorrow

An exploration of Yuval Noah Harai's Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, including a summary of human history, the next steps of human evolution, what drives us, and where these needs and desires will take us next. Published by The Coachella Review.

A.E. Santana

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