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Carson Buckingham

Carson Buckingham knew from childhood that she wanted to be a writer, and began, at age six, by writing books of her own, hand-drawing covers, and selling them to any family member who would pay (usually a gum ball) for what she referred to as “classic literature.”  When she ran out of relatives, she came to the conclusion that there was no real money to be made in self-publishing, so she studied writing and read voraciously for the next eighteen years, while simultaneously collecting enough rejection slips to re-paper her living room…twice.

When her landlord chucked her out for, in his words, “making the apartment into one hell of a downer,” she redoubled her efforts, and collected four times the rejection slips in half the time, single-handedly causing the first paper shortage in U.S. history. But she persevered, improved greatly over the years, and here we are.

Carson Buckingham has been a professional proofreader, editor, newspaper reporter, copywriter, technical writer, and comedy writer, and now a multipublished fiction author. Besides writing, she loves to read and work in her vegetable garden. She lives in Arizona, witeh her wonderful husband, in a house full of books, plants, and pets. Check out her blog at


Carson Buckingham on What Does Horror Mean to Me

Carson's story, "Skin Deep," was published in Zippered Flesh 2: More Tales of Body Enhancements Gone Bad!


Her story, "The Plotnik Curse," appeared in Someone Wicked: A Written Remains Anthology.

Her story, "Letter for You," was included in Insidious Assassins.

Carson's story, "For Number 11," was published in A Plague of Shadows: A Written Remains Anthology.

Her story, "There's One for You, Nineteen for Me," appeared in Asinine Assassins.