From Modern Mythcraft to Magical Surrealism

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Beatrice Winifred Iker

Beatrice Winifred Iker

Beatrice grew up in the picturesque (and undoubtedly haunted) valley of the Great Smoky Mountains. As a child, she spent an incalculable time in her grandmother’s living room staring at the unending ridges and peaks; eventually, she decided to write about this bewitching place. A great passion of hers is genealogy and ancestry. As a result, much of her writing lives in the southern gothic genre where she grapples with the South’s history, which is both terrifying and entrancing. Her stories feature characters and themes in the Black, neurodiverse, and queer communities. Her work is published or forthcoming from FIYAH Magazine, Fantasy Magazine, Air and Nothingness Press, and others. Additionally, she will be in the Death in the Mouth horror anthology (Fall 2022). Beatrice lives in New England where she enjoys the snow with her husband, dog, two cats, and robust tarot deck collection.