About the Author
Sara Crocoll Smith (she/her) is the author of the ghostly gothic horror series Hopeful Horror. She’s also the award-winning editor of the Love Letters to Poe anthologies.
Smith is a screenwriter and producer for “The Strangle of Ivy,” a short film adapted from Smith’s gothic horror story of the same name.
Smith enjoys exploring the depths of the human psyche in her stories. She’s drawn to horror that serves as a catharsis, facing and overcoming the Big Bad. She experiments with horror that is not confined to darkness, and you can often find sunlight and nature in her rich, atmospheric works.
Interviews & Articles
💀 Plants With a Dark Side: 6 Must-Read Botanical Gothic Books (February 2023)
💀 Keeping the Spirit of Poe Alive – Speech at the Richmond Poe Museum’s Birthday Bash Event (January 2023)
💀 Edgar Allan Poe’s Enduring Appeal – She Wore Black podcast (October 2022)
💀 2022 International Edgar Allan Poe Festival & Awards – Winner of a Saturday Visiter Award for Love Letters to Poe, Volume I: A Toast to Edgar Allan Poe (October 2022)
💀 21 Chilling Horror Novels to Read This Spooky Season, including The Haunting of Orchard Hill (October 2022)
💀 Making “The Strangle of Ivy” film – The Scary Movie Project (June 2022)
💀 Infusing Flora and Fauna Folklore in Ghostly Gothic Fiction – Guest Post on Icy Sedgwick’s Writing Tips Blog (June 2022)
💀 Bad JuJu & J Bone Presents Episode 2 – Ominous Orchards & Old Fashioneds with Special Guest Sara Crocoll Smith (June 2022)
💀 Special Edition: The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival – The 6 Degrees of Edgar Allan Poe podcast (Interview segment at the 30-min mark) (October 2021)
💀 On Editing and Writing with Sara Crocoll Smith – Cemetery Gates Media (September 2021)