Kidnapped! Introduction to Rhonda Jackson Joseph

Hello, I’m The Friendly Kidnapper

You do not have to adjust your screen. My name is Rhonda Jackson Joseph and I’m kidnapping your regularly scheduled blog this week. Many thanks to Stacy for being a willing cyber captive and for welcoming me into this space.

First, let me introduce myself. I’m a lifelong horror fan, longish time horror writer, and recent horror Blackademic. I’m also an assistant professor of English at Lone Star College, so I get to immerse myself in all things writing, all the time. My life is golden.

Some of my recent publications include a story in Sycorax’s Daughters, which is the first anthology of black, female horror writers. I also have a story in Transitions and Awakenings and Road Kill: Texas Horror by Texas Writers, Volume 2. My solo venture into short horror anthologies is Monstrous Domesticity. I also presented an academic paper in Transylvania this past May, at the international Vampire Film and Arts Festival (yes, there is such a glorious thing as this!), on the absence of black femininity in vampire culture.

I hope we can talk about these stories and the horror genre in general. Thank you for lending me your eyes and ears and let’s get the party started!

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R.J. Josephisa Texas based writer and professor who must exorcise the demons of her imagination so they don’t haunt her being. A life-long horror fan and writer of many things, she has recently discovered the joys of writing in the academic arena about two important aspects of her life: horror and black femininity.

When R. J. isn’t writing, teaching, or reading voraciously, she can usually be found wrangling one or five of various sprouts and sproutlings from her blended family of 11…which also includes one husband and two furry babies.

RJ. can be found lurking (and occasionally even peeking out) on social media:

Twitter: @rjacksonjoseph
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Instagram: @rjacksonjoseph

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