PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, United States
A Mt. Airy, Philadelphia native, Cinsearae started writing as early as age 8. Her talents include poetry, drawing and interests in theater. She attended Community College of Philadelphia to take up classes in Creative Writing and Acting. In 2000, she participated in the "Philly Fringe Festival" with Exclamation Theater, Inc.-- Philadelphia's educational theater company.
It was a long-time aspiration of Ms. Santiago to have a book of her own published, and, like many writers, started out small. Some of her poetry, non-fiction articles and artwork were published in small-press magazines and literary anthologies, including Iliad Press, Quill Books, Reflections of You magazine, and New Moon Rising magazine.
'Blood Touch: Welcome to the Gratista Vampire Clan' was her first published novel (October 2004); its characters inspired by friends and acquaintances she met in the late 90's. The second book in the Blood Touch series, 'Blood Touch II--Desires Unleashed' was released in the fall of 2005. The first 'companion book' for the series based solely on one of the main characters, 'Caress of a Psychopath-- Sallos: His Former Years' was released May, 2006. She is also Editor and Publisher of Dark Gothic Resurrected magazine, which has been in operation for over 6 years. She also creates dark and gothic digital imagery as a hobby. She is also a Cover Artist for Jaded Silence Press.
An avid fan of 'old school' horror movies and its villains (Freddy, Jason, Michael, Pinhead, etc.) Halloween is her favorite time of the year. She is a very private person, and loves photographing cemeteries or whatever eerie object catches her eye, listening to a vast array of music, drawing, writing and spending quiet times in nature, although she is partial to checking out a Goth club/event every now and again. She has always been drawn to the darker side of life-- the supernatural, odd, bizarre, gothic and beautiful always being of top interest. Mundane trivialities bore her. She can be reached at www.BloodTouch.com.
Interests: please see above
Published writer: Yes