BUSINESS QUERIES: marysangiovanni @ hotmail.com
MAILING ADDRESS: PO Box 281 Craley, PA 17312

“The Queen of Cosmic Horror….” — Christopher Golden, author of Road of Bones, Ararat, Snowblind, and Red Hands


Mary SanGiovanni is an award-winning American horror and thriller writer of over a dozen novels, including The Hollower trilogy, Thrall, Chaos, The Kathy Ryan series, and others, as well as numerous novellas, short stories, comics, and non-fiction.  Her work as been translated internationally.  She has a Masters degree in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, Pittsburgh, and is currently a member of The Authors Guild, The International Thriller Writers, and Penn Writers.  She was a co-host on the popular podcast The Horror Show with Brian Keene and her own podcast-turned-blog on cosmic horror, Cosmic Shenanigans, and is currently a cohost of The Ghost Writers Podcast.  She has the distinction of being one of the first women to speak about writing at the CIA Headquarters in Langley, VA, and offers talks and workshops on writing around the country.  Born and raised in New Jersey, she currently resides in Pennsylvania.


Spotlighted on www.women.com‘s list of “six fantastic female horror authors that deserve at least as much – if not more – recognition than the male authors who get the credit for the genre.” 

Listed in Top 25 Women Horror Writers You Probably Haven’t Heard of But Should Know 

Listed in 20 Women Horror Writers You Need to Read 

Listed (The Hollower) in the Top 100 Must-Read Books About Monsters 

Listed (Chills) as one of 20 Essential Crime and Horror Crossovers 

Listed (Chills) as one of Fifteen Books to Read if You Love Stranger Things

Listed (Chills) as one of Best Cosmic Horror Books That Are Colder and Darker Than Space Itself

Listed (In the Asylum) on litreactor.com as one of the fifteen most anticipated horror novels of 2019 

Listed (In the Asylum) in 2019’s Most Anticipated Blood Curdlers 

Listed (In the Asylum) in 15 Scary Good Novels for Your 2019 Reading List 

Received a PW starred review (Beyond the Gate)


About Mary:

“One of horror’s brightest stars.” – Horror Web

“A master of cosmic horror.” – Library Journal Review


“A feast of both visceral and existential horror—the gut tightens and the mind reels. Mary SanGiovanni joins that select cadre of women writers who are ignoring the safe old tropes and pushing the genre in new directions.” – F. Paul Wilson, New York Times bestselling author of The Keep

“Packed with suspense, and deep seeded fears… really hard to put down…a solid horror story with a good dose of terror!” – Dead, Buried, and Back

“A fast-paced novel…stands out for its very original central idea.” – Skulls in The Stars


“Moves along quickly…a good book in the classic horror mode…a lot of fun.” – Nick Mamatas, author of I Am Providence

“Successfully captures the impending doom facing our world with a sense of dread which matches that invoked by Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes…a fast paced, highly enjoyable read.” – Ginger Nuts of Horror

“The concept here is fantastic…the atmosphere was perfect, the monsters were suitably grotesque, and the supernatural threat was legitimately fearsome… a refreshingly original entry in the horror genre.” – Beauty in Ruins

“A superbly crafted gem of a novel…delivering in spades.” – The Behrg

“A near perfect horror read. Lots of atmosphere, tons of tension, a body count of nearly ridiculous levels all play their part.” – Sci Fi and Scary

“Any book by SanGiovanni is one to look out for and Chills is no exception. This is novel to enjoy as the nights grow darker.” – This Is Horror

“SanGiovanni, with a dozen horror and thriller novels under her belt, treats the occult, and all that surrounds it, as a treasure-trove of inspiration.” – The Big Thrill


“Filled to the brim with mounting terror.” – Gary A. Braunbeck, author of Mr. Hands

“A multi-sensory home run with evocative language. Nightmarish and vivid. Worthy of repeat readings.” – FearZone

“A fast-building, high-tension ride. One hell of a novel.” James A Moore, author of Under the Overtree


“SanGiovanni shows off some serious skills.” – Dread Central

“Once SanGiovanni drops you into her iron grip, she never relinquishes her iron grip on your attention.” – Dead Reckoning

“Fast paced, well-written, and damn scary.” – The Falcata Times

“She’s starting her career as a pro. All authors take heed!” – FeoAmante.com


“A great B-movie of a novel, fun and frightening.” – Shock Totem Magazine


“Will leave its mark on you long after you put it down. Mary has this uncanny ability to draw you into her stories with life like characters and haunting prose…one of the best in the business.” – Famous Monsters of Filmland

“Chilling, heartbreaking, and quietly terrifying.” – Shroud Magazine

“This story is brilliant and terrifying… SanGiovanni’s masterpiece.” – Dreadful Tales

“Subtly rendered, but gut-wrenching…a quietly devastating final twist.” – Chamber of the Bizarre


“Elegantly written…an important addition to your library of discriminating fiction.” – Hellnotes

“Powerful…gripping, recommended reading.” – The Books of Blood

“Pure terror…doesn’t mince words and doesn’t slow down.” – Wagging the Fox


“SanGiovanni evokes a Lovecraftian sensibility in this action-filled story…. Scary, suspenseful, smart, and gory…beautifully set and described.” – Library Journal Review


Bram Stoker Award Nominaton, THE HOLLOWER, 2007 (HWA)

Lavinia Kohl Award for Excellence in Literature, “The Devil and Jack,” 1997 (The National Society of Arts and Letters)


Legend, NECon, 2015

Guest of Honor, Mo*Con, 2012

Toastmistress, NECon, 2009