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Cindy O’Quinn is an Appalachian writer who grew up in the mountains of West Virginia.

In 2016, Cindy, along with her husband and sons, made the move from Virginia to the northern woods of Maine and started homesteading.

She has had a longtime love of everything horror, thanks to her mom who started her at a very young age. They spent many a weekend in the 70’s going to the local drive in theaters.

Cindy is the author of Dark Cloud on Naked Creek, and the dark poetry collection, Return to Graveyard Dust.

Her work has been published, or is forthcoming, in The Twisted Book of Shadows, the HWA Poetry Showcase Vol. V, Nothing’s Sacred Vol. 4 & 5, Sanitarium Magazine, Blood Moon Rising Magazine, Lycan Valley Press, Deadman’s Tome, Bewildering Stories, Rat’s Ass Review, Black Petals, Rag Queen Periodical, Moonchild Magazine, The Paragon Journal, Star*Line, SFPA Halloween Poetry Reading 2018, Speculations: Poetry from The Weird Poets Society Anthology 2018, and both 2017 & 2019 Rhysling Anthologies.






Awards & Accolades

Return to Graveyard Dust made it to the preliminary ballot of the 2017 HWA Bram Stoker Awards.

Cindy has had multiple poems nominated for the Rhysling Award.

Professional Memberships

Member of Horror Writers Association, New England Horror Writers, Science Fiction Poetry Association, Horror Writers of Maine, and Weird Poets Society.