Gothic literature is strewn with the tortured genius of women at the mercy of the restrictions placed on them by society — and their own minds.
Erin McIntosh, Staff Writer
Erin McIntosh resides in Los Angeles, California where she works as a writer, actor, and producer. She served as the youngest judge and panelist for the inaugural CYBILS book awards three years running and spent several years as part of the founding volunteer team for the award-winning non-profit organization readergirlz. Her fiction has appeared in various journals including Two Serious Ladies, Hobart, and Noble / Gas Qtrly, and more than 30 of her poems have been published internationally in journals like Bone Bouquet, Lavender Review, Vending Machine Press, and Two Hawks Quarterly.
As an actor, she has appeared on stages in both Los Angeles and San Diego, as well as on several television series, including Criminal Minds and Lethal Weapon.
Why do we relish horrifying tales where jealous mothers kill their children and little girls dance themselves to death? Because the darkness in stories helps us confront the darkness inside ourselves.