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Alyssa Sturgill

“Alyssa Sturgill has an astounding talent for concocting imaginative, irreal stories with characters you want to know, and in a freakish way, become.” —Gothic Review

“If Carlton Mellick is the King of the Bizarro genre then Alyssa is the Queen. She is one of the brightest new voices out there and I can’t wait to see what she gives us next.” —Horror World


Alyssa Sturgill writes bizarre horrror with a fixation on twisted permutations of the flesh, furniture fetishes, and of course, BLOOOOOOOOD. She makes veils, falls, and lovely gothic accessories, but only for herself since she is too stupid to try to make money at it. Her fashion idols are Tank Girl, Malice Mizer, and Kakihara from Ichi the Killer. Bookwise, she likes Steve Aylett, Chuck Palahniuk, Poppy Z. Brite, and assorted bizarre, obscure writers.

Her work has been featured in Cthulhu Sex, The Dream People, Crown of Bones (anthology), Gothic Fairytales, Dream Virus, Tempting Disaster (anthology), Decompositions, A Kick in the Nuts (anthology), Girlskin (chapbook), and assorted less memorable publications. She was the co-editor of Bloodcookies Webzine, DJ of its MP3 radio counterpart Bloodcookie Radio, and author of the movie review column Cinemasochism. She is deeply and psychotically obsessed with obscure cult and horror flicks, and has several rather mind-wrenchingly unpleasant screenplays in the works.

Currently she spends her time travelling the back roads of America looking for new victims. If you’re lucky she’ll keep your head in the back of her car and use it as a container for chocolates.