Mari Adkins

Mari Adkins - Editor

Lexington, KY, USA

adult & young adult Appalachian Gothic writer. editor. reviewer.

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Overview

Mari Adkins started writing as soon as she could hold a crayon. A southern gothic fiction writer for adults and teens, her works reflect a love of literature and music flavored by the darkness and magic residing in the Appalachian foothills. She lived four years in the black heart of Harlan County, a placed mired in coal, ash, and blood, a land of coal seams and rhythmic discord that breed amity and illusion, all of which birthed the Harlan Vampire stories. Mari is known to dance with fairies and ghosts beneath full moons and wade barefoot in creeks and wild rivers.
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Anthologies
Fantasy
Horror
Science Fiction
Young Adult

Portfolio (3 selected works)

Midnight

Mari Adkins

"With incisive characterization and a compelling plot, Mari Adkins' Midnight is a stirring work of dark fiction that will keep you reading long past the witching hour." --Tim Waggoner, author of The Way of All Flesh Samantha Clark has always known she was different. Brought up in a loveless household, she can almost forgive herself for turning to an abusive boyfriend to help her give her the r... read more

"With incisive characterization and a compelling plot, Mari Adkins' Midnight is a stirring work of dark fiction that will keep you reading long past the witching hour." --Tim Waggoner, author of The Way of All Flesh Samantha Clark has always known she was different. Brought up in a loveless household, she can almost forgive herself for turning to an abusive boyfriend to help her give her the r... read more

Harlan County Horrors

In the black heart of coal country, malevolent spirits and unearthly creatures slip from the shadows into the minds and hearts of men. Young women, twisted by pain, call for love and revenge by the light of the moon. A dead dog by the side of the road is more than it seems. In Harlan County, Kentucky, the supernatural and the mundane mingle in the depths of the earth, filling the mines with po... read more

In the black heart of coal country, malevolent spirits and unearthly creatures slip from the shadows into the minds and hearts of men. Young women, twisted by pain, call for love and revenge by the light of the moon. A dead dog by the side of the road is more than it seems. In Harlan County, Kentucky, the supernatural and the mundane mingle in the depths of the earth, filling the mines with po... read more

Joe Ledger: The Official Companion

Fredsti, Dana, Maberry, Jonathan, Adkins, Mari, Raymond, Thomas C., Bird, Brian L., Powers, Kelly, Raymond, Babette, Raymond, Ben

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