Rhonda Jackson Garcia

Rhonda earned her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University and she currently works as a professor of English. She has had several stories published in various venues, including two anthologies of horror written by Black, female writers, the Stoker Award™ finalist Sycorax’s Daughters and Black Magic Women, as well as in Campfire Macabre, a flash fiction anthology, and the Halloween issue of Southwest Review. Her academic essays have also appeared in applauded collections, such as the Stoker Award™ finalists Uncovering Stranger Things: Essays on Eighties Nostalgia, Cynicism and Innocence in the Series and The Streaming of Hill House: Essays on the Haunting Netflix Series. Her essay from The Streaming of Hill House, “The Beloved Haunting of Hill House: An Examination of Monstrous Motherhood”, was also a Stoker Award™ finalist for 2020.

Rhonda is also an instructor at The Speculative Fiction Academy and the co-host of the Genre Blackademia podcast with John Edward Lawson.

Rhonda has a huge blended family of one husband, four grown-up sprouts, seven teenaged sproutlings, four grandboo seedlings, and one hellbeast that likes to pretend he’s a dog sometimes.

Twitter: @rjacksonjoseph

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