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Gina Ranalli

“…very funny—and sacrilegious…” – Charles de Lint, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

“Gina Ranalli’s work is light, crisp and an easy read, accessible yet eccentric, creepy yet endearing, catchy like bubblegum pop yet twisted and off-kilter.” – Mungbeing

“Ranalli’s strength lies in all the surreal elements…” – Bradley Sands, editor of Bust Down the Door and Eat all the Chickens



GINA RANALLI’s work can be described as cinematic and fun. It’s got the entertaining quality of pulpy fiction, but it’s smarter, cleverer, and much much odder… just as good Bizarro should be. Her prose style is colorful, playful, and vibrant. Sometimes you feel as if you’re reading a graphic novel with her picturesque imagery. This is a good thing. Even those skeptical of weird fiction tend to describe her work as “good weird” because it’s too much fun.

Gina has, at times, fancied herself a painter, a musician, a theologian and an amateur diagnostician. She has held jobs including a retail clerk, a security guard, an underwater welder and a cockroach wrangler, none of which she was much good at, particularly the welder, as it was discovered too late that she can’t swim. When all else failed, she turned back to writing, having composed her first story, “Horses”, at the age of seven.

Ranalli floundered about the publishing world for several years, collecting rejections containing phrases like “good, but too weird” and “very bizarre; would make a great screenplay.” Eventually, Gina found a home among the ragtag tribe of writers known as the Bizarros and has never looked back, though she still has a fondness for guitars and cockroaches.