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Author of the Week, Anaïs Nin, March 15


Anaïs Nin

(Diarist, Short Stories, Novels,  Essays)

“Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.”

“Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.”

“We don’t have a language for the senses. Feelings are images, sensations are like musical sounds.”


Anaïs Nin (1903 — 1977) was a French-Cuban author and 20th century diarist, based in France and later in the United States.  She began what became her life-long work of art in 1914 at the age of eleven and kept writing until her death 63 years later in 1977. The novelist and short story writer gained international fame with her journals. She is well-known for her relationship with Henry Miller, and his wife, June. Much of her work, including Delta of Venus and Little Birds, was published after she died. Nin believed that consciousness is a stream of images and words that flow from us as long as we live, and something to be shared.


The Wisdom of Anais Nin: 5 minutes!

Why I Write by Anais Nin (2 minutes):


Readers, many of you know that I have as special place in my heart for dead authors. Anais Nin is very dear to me because Nin is a part of my novel Greylock in the character of  Lia Marrs. I spent weeks researching Nin’s life, her art, and her feminine brio that dramatizes the complexity of women.  As a bonus, you can read her short story The Houseboat here at Reading Fiction Blog:


Visit the Anais Nin Foundation: https://theanaisninfoundation.org/

Visit Nin’s author profile on Amazon:



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Women in Horror Month, 2014 (WiHM)

Would you like to participate in celebrating women authors in the horror genre?

1796515_10152579730360558_1087184371_nThere is quite a lot of information that women are under-represented in this genre and have been for a long time.  Julie Crisp at TOR-UK has reported (Sexism in Genre Publishing)  that of the 503 submissions for last year only 17% were manuscripts from women authors.  So, it’s clear that women writers have got to get their boots on the ground and start flooding the markets with submissions if we are going to increase our presence.  And in a recent review by Cinriter this year, the percent of women authors published in small presses is at 9% (Women in the Horror Small Press).

So, having a month devoted to recognizing women authors in horror is really important for our visibility. We are encouraging readers to spend some time this month reading, purchasing, supporting women authors wherever you can. And let’s start here, today, at Reading Fiction, Tales of Terror.

I have a guest blog at HorrorSociety.com Dead Authors Can Still Thrill Readers. If you are following this blog and like to read classic horror stories, you’ll find my blog post at Horror Society to be very helpful in discovering lots of classic women writers in horror. And, this month all my posts here will be women authors.

There are plenty of sites celebrating women horror writers in February, so please stop by these sites, enjoy, make comments, and if you are of the mind, explore a new author.  We make our living selling our stories and novels and hope that this month of all months, readers will recognize and appreciate our creativity with comments, reviews, support, and book and short story purchases.

This is the official Women in Horror Month site:  http://womeninhorrormonth.com/

Some interesting sites featuring WiHM:



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Happy Reading …



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