I’m a horror fiction author from the UK

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Gemma Amor 2021

Welcome! I’m a Bram Stoker Award nominated horror fiction author, podcaster and voice actor based in the UK. My books include Cruel Works of NatureDear Laura, White PinesGirl on Fire, Six Rooms, Grief is a False God, and These Wounds We Make. My debut traditionally published novel Full Immersion is out in September 2022 from Angry Robot Books.

I paint book covers, and am also co-creator, writer and voice actor for horror-comedy podcast Calling Darkness, starring Kate Siegel. My stories feature in a number of horror anthologies in print and have been adapted by the NoSleep PodcastShadows at the Door, Creepy, The Hidden Frequencies and the Grey Rooms podcast. 


Award Nominations

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SIX ROOMS  is a haunted house novel from Cemetery Gates Media.

Welcome, all, to the Sunshire Chateau: a historic house that is Lestershire’s one and only tourist attraction. High on a hill overlooking town, this is a place shrouded by tall trees and whispers of murder, scandal and intrigue. Tickets are hard to come by, so hold yours close, else the Tour Guide may not let you in. And that would be a shame, for there are many things to see within these walls–history, glamour, and riches beyond your wildest imagination. Just remember the following rules: don’t wander off alone, don’t be rude to the Guide, and don’t, whatever you do, touch the valuables.

Because the ghosts don’t like it when you touch their things.

My newest tale of secrets, lies, love, betrayal, greed, family ties, and a house that has seen a great many sights over the years.

An infectiously entertaining gothic horror story with one hell of a house at its heart”Trevor Henderson (Slimy Swamp Ghost) Author, Illustrator and creator of Sirenhead

“Six Rooms starts as an almost whimsical ghost story but devolves inexorably into a series of genuinely dreadful horrors.” Alan Baxter, author of THE GULP & THE ALEX CAINE SERIES

“A gorgeous blend of historical horror and hauntings done right, Six Rooms is at turns chilling and heart-breaking, with enough scares to make sure you leave the lights on.” Laurel Hightower, author of CROSSROADS WHISPERS IN THE DARK

“A chilling ghost story that is full of prose magic and haunting imagery. This is more than just a ghost story” Ross Jeffery, Bram Stoker Nominated author of TOMEJUNIPER & ONLY THE STAINS REMAIN


Cruel Works of Nature horror collection Gemma Amor

CRUEL WORKS OF NATURE is my hand-illustrated collection of horror stories about the natural world. Monsters, critters, crawlers, and more…Nature, but not as you know it.

“Gemma delivers! She has the ability to make your heart race.” – SCREAM MAGAZINE

“Bite-sized, nasty bastards of fiction that bleed from the pages with pungent chunks of slimy innards.” – Morgan. K. Tanner

Featuring stories produced by the NoSleep podcast. Available in Kindle and Paperback.

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DEAR LAURA is a Bram Stoker Award nominated psychological thriller about obsession and retribution. 

Every year, on her birthday, Laura gets a letter from a stranger. That stranger claims to know the whereabouts of her missing friend Bobby, but there’s a catch: he’ll only tell her what he knows in exchange for something…personal. So begins Laura’s sordid relationship with her new penpal, built on a foundation of quid pro quo. 

“It’s suspenseful, scary, some parts are brutal…it gets even scarier after you read it and start thinking about it.” – Night Worms

“Dear Laura had me breathless, compelled, and clammy from start to finish.” – Aiden Merchant

Read the reviews here!

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THESE WOUNDS WE MAKE is my new illustrated short story collection. 

Previously titled TILL THE SCORE IS PAID, this follow-up to CRUEL WORKS OF NATURE brings you 13 new hand-illustrated tales of terror, including two stories unique to this edition. Journey to hell, go on a daddy-daughter date, learn what’s in Lee’s basement, eat the world’s messiest birthday cake, and try to survive the blitz.

“The minute I start reading I am immediately drawn in and compelled to finish….she has outdone herself” – Cemetery Dance

My darkest collection yet: available NOW on Amazon as paperback or eBook.

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white pines, a paranormal mystery from Gemma Amor

A woman, returning to her roots. A town, built on sacred land. A secret, cloaked in tradition and lore.

Welcome to WHITE PINES. Don’t get too comfortable.

My new cosmic-folk-Celtic-cult-fantasy-horror novel is available NOW.

“With great skill, Gemma Amor has delivered a wonderful story, as full of tremendous emotion as it is terrifying action.” – This is Horror

“Perhaps most noteworthy is Gemma’s ability to seamlessly stitch together mythology with epic proportions while simultaneously laying down solid groundwork for the reader to stand on so that suspending disbelief comes effortlessly/naturally.”  – Cemetery Dance 

LISTEN TO ME NARRATE THE PROLOGUE OF WHITE PINES HERE. 

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Girl on Fire by Gemma Amor

Ruby Miller is free at last. Free from her past, her tormentor, her shitty family and the even shittier odds she was given at birth.

But freedom has a price, and when the young girl hell-bent on starting a new life crashes her cherry red 1989 Pontiac Bonneville on America’s loneliest road, she finds out just how dear that price is.

GIRL ON FIRE is a searing tale of fire, revenge and redemption, a coming-of-age tale with a bite, because, let’s face it…happy endings are for children, and some girls just want to watch the world burn.

“I was like a rag doll in Amor’s clutches in this book as she threw me about, battered me, burned me and just had her wicked way – it was a rollercoaster of a ride and I never wanted it to stop” – Storgy.com

“Steeped in anger and rage, but it also has a passionate beauty to it”  -Night Worms

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Once upon a time, there was a woman, and she was tired. Tired of pushing. Tired of being pushed. Tired of feeling alone. Tired of so much. So she gathered together a pack of wolves, a band of mothers, sisters, wives, daughters, partners, friends, lovers, survivors, victors and brilliant, shining things, and she told them to sing. And sing they did. The result is WE ARE WOLVES, a chorus of of terrifying, moving and heart-breaking stories from some of horror’s finest contemporary writers including Gemma Amor, Laurel Hightower, Cina Pelayo, Sarah Read, Hailey Piper, V Castro, Sara Tantlinger, Sonora Taylor and many more.All proceeds from the sale of this charity anthology will go towards helping the survivors of abuse and assault.“The bravest book you’ll read all year. Harrowing, yes, but necessarily so. As empowering as it is powerful. Not only does the book benefit a crucial cause, the stories are extraordinary, written by more than a dozen paramount voices in horror. Sometimes a book illuminates as it entertains; WE ARE WOLVES is that rare find.” – Josh Malerman, New York Times best selling author of BIRD BOX and MALORIE“Disturbing, evocative, and profoundly haunting, WE ARE WOLVES is a high-def snapshot of the future of the horror genre. It pulls no punches, asks for no quarter, and will leave you breathless. I loved it.” – Best-selling author and World Horror Grandmaster Award winner Brian Keene

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Horror fiction author with a paranormal twist

I specialise in the dark and mysterious, with a particular penchant for the paranormal, the parallel, and the phantasmagorical. Which is a fancy way of saying I like to write scary stories about things that go ‘bump’ in the night.

Why? Well, that’s easy. Life can be dreary and colourless sometimes. I like to plumb the depths of my imagination, create worlds in which a person could get truly lost, worlds inhabited by monsters, mayhem and madness.

Please do explore my website. You’ll find links to my published works, thoughts about horror on my blog, general news and announcements including info about the latest podcast episodes released, and any competitions I’m running. Don’t forget to join my mailing list below for a first look at new releases.

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