Lillian Csernica’s first short story sale, “Fallen Idol,” appeared in After Hours and was later reprinted in DAW’S YEAR’S BEST HORROR STORIES XX. Her Christmas ghost story “The Family Spirit” appeared in Weird Tales #322 and “Maeve” appeared in #333. Ms. Csernica has published stories in DAW’S Year’s Best Horror Stories XXI, 100 Wicked Little Witch Stories, When Women Waken, and Outpourings: Typhoon Yolanda Relief Anthology. She has also published an historical romance novel, SHIP OF DREAMS.
Ms. Csernica has written nonfiction in the field of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. She has been a columnist for Speculations, writing “The Fright Factory” and “The Writer’s Spellbook.” Her controversial column of literary criticism and short fiction reviews, “The Penny Dreadful Reader,” ran in the print edition of Tangent, earning praise from such leading lights of the field as editor Ellen Datlow.
Ms. Csernica continues to review short horror fiction for Tangent Online. Born in San Diego, Ms. Csernica is a genuine California native. She currently resides in the Santa Cruz mountains with her husband, two sons, and three cats.