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Lauren McMenemy

Pop culture junkie Lauren is the BFS's volunteer PR, Marketing & Online Content Officer. She's also Editor-in-Chief for Trembling With Fear at HorrorTree.com, and writes gothic-influenced supernatural and folk horror stories. In previous professional lives, she's worked as a music journalist, an agency copywriter, a global managing editor, and various freelance content marketing and strategy posts. These days, she focuses energies on life as a writing and marketing coach. She founded the Society of Ink Slingers, which specialises in supporting and connecting indie SFFH writers, and is also curator/host of the Writing the Occult events, which she co-presents with Alex Davis.

Using the Tarot in Creativity

With her forthcoming debut novel inspired by tarot cards, author Rachel Clarke reflects on how she used tarot cards in her worldbuilding and storytelling.

Meet Kat Day

Every Friday, we meet a member of the BFS and peer deep into their soul (or, at least, a form they filled out). This week, we head into the world of podcasts to meet Kat Day, editor at PseudoPod.

Trusting the Unexpected Journey

Following the announcement of her new collection, Dark Crescent, Lyndsey Croal reflects on how a writing journey is rarely linear—sometimes, rejection doesn’t always mean the end of the writing journey.

Meet Robin CM Duncan

Every Friday, we meet a member of the BFS and peer deep into their soul (or, at least, a form they filled out). This week, we investigate the world of SF detective stories with Glasgow-based Robin C.M. Duncan.

Meet Anna Smith Spark

Every Friday, we meet a member of the BFS and peer deep into their soul (or, at least, a form they filled out). This week, it’s time for the Queen of Grimdark to step into the spotlight.

Meet LS Delorme

Every Friday, we meet a member of the BFS and peer deep into their soul (or, at least, a form they filled out). This week, we head to Paris to meet Lexy, aka LS Delorme, an ex-rock musician and biochemist whose latest release is a new adult cross-genre paranormal romance.

Ask an Agent: March 2024

In this monthly column, we check in with one of our resident agents to answer those questions you’re too afraid to ask for yourself. This month, Laura Bennett of the Liverpool Literary Agency tackles questions asked by BFS members in our dedicated Discord channel covering comp titles, how to describe a series in a query letter, writing cross-genre, and the “new adult” category.