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Athena Workman

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

33-year-old married mother of two living in the southern U.S. I am an artist, drawing since the age of two, and run my own online shoppe, selling products featuring my original character, "Miss Millificent" ("Morbid Stuff for Morbid People"). I have sold a few things, but yes... I am still a starving artist.

I have been writing since I was twelve years old, although several poems of mine were selected for a poetry collection when I was nine and ten. I now have a deep love for what I do, and although it is frustrating at times, it's not something I could ever give up, because I don't know what I'd do with myself if I didn't write (I can't look for the blue ribbons ALL year long). Possibly sit on the porch and while away the time by laughing insanely at passersby and gaining a reputation of being the weird old lady at the end of the block.

The majority of my work is horror, although I am currently seeking representation for my contemporary fiction novel. At the beginning of November, 2003, a mysterious-but-sweet dog showed up on our doorstep, and in the three weeks afterward, I have had three short stories accepted for publication. My husband says the dog is lucky for me. I say... hmmm.

In addition to all this, but no less important, I recently began "Lost in the Dark", a horror/dark fantasy zine geared toward new, unpublished, and emerging writers. I've found it to be exhilarating and exciting to share with others my love of horror, and it's great to read new work from the genre I love.

Interests: Extraordinary baking; careful, weed-free gardening, searching for the next blue ribbon at county and state fairs. I'm also pretty interested in my kids and husband.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No


Published works:


  • Picker
  • Picker, Stairway to Hell, The Dudleytown Curse
  • Picker
  • Poetry

  • Valentine