Emma J. Gibbon is a horror writer, speculative poet, and librarian. She is the author of the short fiction collection Dark Blood Comes from the Feet (Trepidatio Publishing, 2020), one of NPR's best books of 2020, and the winner of the Maine Literary Book Award for Speculative Fiction. Her stories have appeared in various anthologies, including Wicked Weird: An Anthology of the New England Horror Writers (eds. Fallon, Goudsward, and Price; NEHW Press, 2019), The Muse and The Flame: A Collection of Bizarre Romance (ed. Flannery; Fluky Fiction, 2019), and Wicked Haunted: An Anthology by the New England Horror Writers (eds. Goudsward, Keohane, and Price; NEHW Press, 2017).
In 2020, she was nominated twice for the Rhysling Award for "Fune-RL" (Strange Horizons) and "Consumption" (Eye to the Telescope). Her poetry has also been published in Liminality, Pedestal Magazine, and Kaleidotrope.
Emma is originally from Yorkshire in the UK and now resides in Maine. She lives in a spooky little house in the woods with her husband, Steve, and three exceptional animals: Odin, Mothra, and M. Bison (also known as "Grim"). She is a member of the Horror Writers Association, New England Horror Writers, the Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association, and the Tuesday Mayhem Society. Her website is emmajgibbon.com.