The Author

Anya Martin

Anya Martin, Munny and Elephant at the Womanthology table at Heroes Con in Charlotte, NC, June 2012.

ANYA MARTIN is a comics and fiction writer and journalist based in Atlanta. Her Womanthlogy (IDW) dark fable with up-and-coming Spanish artist Mado Pena has received praise in multiple reviews, and she and Mado are developing a full graphic novel sequel. Other comics works by Anya include “Dolly Dearest” (Chaos! Comics’ Nightmare Theater), and she also was a long-time correspondent for many industry magazines, including Marvel Age, Marvel Comics Collector Magazines, Comic Book Buyer’s Guide, Inside Comics, Flux and more.

Anya also writes prose and nonfiction. Other published fiction includes “The Prince of Lyghes” (Cthulhu Fhtagn!, edited by Ross Lockhart, Word Horde, August 2015), “Sensoria” (Giallo Fantastique, edited by Ross Lockhart, Word Horde, May 2015), “Resonator Superstar!” (Resonator: New Lovecraftian Tales From Beyond, Martian Migraine Press, 2015),“Old Tsah-Hov” (Cassilda’s Song, edited by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., Chaosium, 2015) the play Passage to the Dreamtime (limited edition chapbook, Dunhams Manor Press, 2015 forthcoming), “A Girl and Her Dog” (Xnoybis #2, Fall 2015), “The Toe,” (Feet, edited by Jordan Krall, Dynatox Ministries), “The Courage of the Lion Tamer”  (Daybreak, Jetse DeVries’ groundbreaking online sister publication to the Shine anthology of near-future, optimistic science fiction), as well as Southern Gothic cautionary tales “Lizard Man” and “Balloons” (GothicNet). She is also the co-author of the novella “Still Life with Peckerwood,” (Gahan Wilson’s Ultimate Haunted House, Harper/Prism, and Cities of Night, ChiZine Press) and “The Devil’s March” (Dark Destinies 3: Children of Dracula; White Wolf).

An experienced journalist, Anya specializes in comics, movies, science fiction, fantasy, horror  and rock music, as well as hauntings, happenings, weird poets, and health care (for and The Wall Street Journal). Some of her best-known nonfiction works include “Rockin the Midnight Hour,” featured in Splatterpunks II: Over the Edge (Tor), “A Monster of Wealth and Taste” (Sequitar Journal),  “Twilight of the Old Gods” (Mythic Passages) and numerous articles about illustrative art related to the works of pulp author Robert E. Howard. She recently founded, a comprehensive guide to Atlanta’s vibrant grassroots independent musicians, artists, writers, burlesque performers and roller derby queens of the thriving Retro revival.

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