Erin Cole

Erin Cole

Erin Cole writes dark, speculative fiction, many thanks to that handy science degree. She is the author of Grave Echoes, Of the Night, After Dusk, The Shadow People, and has a novella forthcoming with Damnation Books. When she’s not writing, she enjoys cooking ‘real’ food, takes in rescue animals, and is a close friend to insomnia. Visit her at

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Erin has a B.S. in Psychology and naturally uses that knowledge writing dark and speculative fiction. She has been published in over 60 print and online publications, including: Dark Moon Books, Aoife’s Kiss, Roar and Thunder, Niteblade Horror and Fantasy Magazine, Eschatology Journal, Every Day Fiction, The Lorelei Signal, All Due Respect, Shotgun Honey, Bards & Sages Quarterly, Liquid Imagination, Fiction 365, Luna Station Quarterly, and many more.

In 2011, her short story, “The Wall of Never Doubt,” won 10th Place in the Genre Short Story Category of the Writer’s Digest 80th Annual Writing Competition, and in 2009, her adult non-fiction piece, “My Compass,” won an honorable mention in the 2009 Kay Snow Writing Contest.

She is the author of the mystery novel Grave Echoes: A Kate Waters Mystery, the sequel Wicked Tempest, the short horror collections Of the Night and After Dusk, a long fiction, The Shadow People, and the novella, Feral Things, soon to be released by Damnation Books.

Currently, she is working on her third novel, another novella, and a collection of speculative fiction short stories.

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