Profile: Billie Sue Mosiman

Billie Sue Mosiman is the author of more than 100 books. Mosiman is a thriller, suspense, and horror novelist, a short fiction writer, and a lover of words. In a diary when she was thirteen years old she wrote, “I want to grow up to be a writer.” Her books have been published since 1984 and two of them received an Edgar Award Nomination for best novel and a Bram Stoker Award Nomination for the most superior novel. In 2014 THE GREY MATTER received a Nomination for the Kindle Book Award. In 2016 she was nominated for a Stoker Award for Anthology, FRIGHT MARE-WOMEN WRITE HORROR. She has been a regular contributor to a myriad of anthologies and magazines, with more than 200-300 short stories published. Her work has been in such diverse publications as Horror Show Magazine and Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Zippered Flesh 3, and Simple Things an anthology edited by Franklin Wales. She taught writing for Writer’s Digest and for AOL online and gave writing workshops locally in Texas. She was an assistant editor at a Houston literary magazine and co-edited several trade paperback anthologies with Martin Greenberg. Her latest work in paperback and Kindle digital is THE SORROWS, a story collection, and LOSTNESS, a novel. In 2015 her anthology FRIGHT MARE-WOMEN WRITE HORROR debuted with 20 chilling tales. Her latest novel is LOSTNESS, the sequel to BANISHED, a tale of a fallen angel in the human form of a little girl.

Recently she sold short fiction to JAMAIS VU, the premier magazine, and the anthologies BETTER WEIRD edited by Paul F. Olson from Cemetery Dance, a story to SPECTRAL Volume 8, WORLD HORROR anthology, ALLEGORIES OF THE TAROT edited by Annetta Ribken, FRESH FEAR edited by William Cook, WRAPPED IN RED edited by Jennifer Greene, and SOMEONE WICKED and INSIDIOUS ASSASSINS edited by Weldon Burge, plus two more. Her latest suspense novel, THE GREY MATTER, will be reprinted in a new edition in 2018. 

Mosiman was born in Alabama and lived in Texas on a lake.

Her work has been predominately suspense thrillers, with her short fiction being more speculative and horror. Her latest work was a collection titled THE SORROWS and a novel, LOSTNESS.

She says of her hobbies, “I love to read (especially on my Kindle), watch old movies, take photographs, and travel.” 

Billie Sue Mosiman passed away on December 26, 2018.

Twitter: @billiemosiman

Most Recently Published Book (as of March 2019)

Book Cover The Sorrows by Billie Sue Mosiman

The Sorrows

Five horrendous and bleak tales from the Stoker-nominated author. It may be possible to sleep after reading, but the doors and windows MUST be locked. Strange things in the surrounding woods. Strange things walking a beach front on a lonely island. A man forced to fight since there’s nothing left. If you read near a campfire, don’t look beyond the circle of the light…

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Other Work:


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Fright Mare: Woman Write Horror

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Sinister: Tales of Dread 2015

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You can find the rest of Billie Sue Mosiman’s catalog of work at Goodreads.