Rhonda J. Garcia
Rhonda earned her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University and currently works as an associate professor of English in Houston, TX. 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 Paranormal Contact: A Quiet Horror Confessional, and the Halloween 2020 issue of Southwest Review. Her academic essays have also appeared in acclaimed 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”, is also a Stoker Award™ finalist for 2020.
Rhonda lives in the suburbs of Houston with her huge blended family of one husband, four adult sprouts, seven teenaged sproutlings, and one hellbeast that pretends to be a dog sometimes. She can sometimes be found peeking out on Twitter from behind @rjacksonjoseph or her blog at https://rjjoseph.wordpress.com.