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Gemma Amor

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I'm a horror fiction author, podcaster, artist and voice actor from Bristol, in the U.K.

I write for the wildly popular NoSleep Podcast and various other horror fiction audio dramas. I'm also writing, producing and acting in two shows, 'Calling Darkness', and 'Whisper Ridge', out in 2019. My first anthology of short stories, 'Cruel Works of Nature', was released in 2018, and my next book is the novella 'Collection'.

I'm heavily influenced by classical literature, gothic romance and magic realism. I am most at home inside a dusty, rundown mansion or in front of a fire with a single malt and a dog-eared copy of anything by Angela Carter.

I'm open to collaborations in 2019- find me at @manylittlewords on Twitter and throw ideas at me.



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Gemma Amor Gosh, well remembered! Funnily enough I was looking at the old manuscript the other day. There hasn't been any recent development but I very much hope…moreGosh, well remembered! Funnily enough I was looking at the old manuscript the other day. There hasn't been any recent development but I very much hope to revisit this in the next year if I can make time in the schedule, because I loved the idea- although it might not be science fiction if I wait too long ha (less)
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