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  • A.E. Santana

Women horror writers unite at LitFest Pasadena

On Sunday, May 19, at Venessa’s Café in downtown Pasadena, I moderated a panel of four women horror authors at LitFest Pasadena. The panel consisted of Kate Jonez, chief editor at Omnium Gatherum and author of Lady Bits (Trepediatio 2019); Kate Maruyama, author of Harrowgate (47North 2019); Kathryn McGee, author of several short stories and co-author of DTLA 37 (En Ville 2016); and Lisa Morton, award-winning author and screenwriter. We discussed the roles women play in horror from characters to setting and investigated the female archetypes in the horror genre. The session ending with the panel discussing their thoughts on how they think the women’s representation in horror will evolve and a Q & A with the audience.

photo 1: No Longer the Scream Queen promo

photo 2: Left to rightA.E. Santana, Kate Maruyama, Kate Jonez, Lisa Morton, and Kathryn McGee

photo 3: Left to rightKate Maruyama, Kate Jonez, A.E. Santana, Kathryn McGee, and Lisa Morton

photo 4: My first name is Ashley!?

photo 5: After panel discussion: What are you working on? What's your favorite mystical animal?


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