Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Billie Sue Mosiman: R.I.P.

Sad news. Billie Sue Mosiman: R.I.P. Billie's granddaughter posted the news that Billie passed away.

Billie Sue Mosiman wrote over 100 books in horror, suspense, thriller, memoir, mystery, and short story. She was also a columnist, writing instruction, and Editor.  In a diary when she was thirteen years old she wrote, "I want to grow up to be a writer." Her books have been published since 1984, two of them nominated for an Edgar Award for best novel and a Bram Stoker Award for the most superior novel. In 2014 THE GREY MATTER received a Nomination for the Kindle Book Award. In 2016 she was nominated for a Stoker Award for the Anthology, FRIGHT MARE-WOMEN WRITE HORROR.

She has been a regular contributor to a myriad of anthologies and magazines, with more than 200-300 short stories published. Her work has been in such diverse publications as Horror Show Magazine and Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Zippered Flesh 3, and Simple Things an anthology edited by Franklin Wales.

She taught writing for Writer's Digest and for AOL online and gave writing workshops locally in Texas. She was an assistant editor at a Houston literary magazine and co-edited several trade paperback anthologies with Martin Greenberg. Her latest work in paperback and Kindle digital is THE SORROWS, a story collection, and LOSTNESS, a novel. In 2015 her anthology FRIGHT MARE-WOMEN WRITE HORROR debuted with 20 chilling tales. Her latest novel is LOSTNESS, the sequel to BANISHED, a tale of a fallen angel in the human form of a little girl.

Recently she sold short fiction to JAMAIS VU magazine, and the anthologies BETTER WEIRD, edited by Paul F. Olson from Cemetery Dance, a story to SPECTRAL Volume 8, WORLD HORROR anthology, ALLEGORIES OF THE TAROT, edited by Annetta Ribken, FRESH FEAR, edited by William Cook, WRAPPED IN RED, edited by Jennifer Greene, and SOMEONE WICKED and INSIDIOUS ASSASSINS, edited by Weldon Burge, plus two more. Her latest suspense novel, THE GREY MATTER, was reprinted in a new edition this year.

Mosiman was born in 1947 in Alabama and lived in Texas.

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