harlan county horrors reviewed at the lexington herald leader

…Harlan County Horrors, edited by Lexington resident Mari Adkins, is a fun, spooky ride through southeastern Kentucky, with 12 stories from up-and-coming horror and sci-fi writers. As in most anthologies, there were are a few weak stories, but most were excellently told and free of clichés.

After years of movies and novels whose horror stories in Appalachia involve stupid urban people who get waylaid by mutant hicks, it was refreshing to read stories that respect the local culture and its people…

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Author: Mari Adkins

Appalachian gothic fiction writer - my works reflect a love of literature flavored by the darkness and magic residing in these ancient mountains. In my spare time, I'm a Simmer, I tumbl, I journal, but I always have a very strange sense of humor. I have lived away from the mountains and lived deep in the mountains. I currently live in Central Kentucky with my lifepartner and his cat. The mountains, their culture, their superstitions, their particular magics, will always be in my blood.