- Visit Hollie’s Amazon Page
- Co-Founder – Fiction Foundry (est. 2012)
- Co-Founder – Colorado Springs Fiction Writer’s Group (est. 1996)
- Programming Director co-chair – Ghost Town Writers Retreat – 2018
- Strigidae Publishing – Feb, 2015-2017
- Owner / Editor – Swansong Editing – 2011-Feb, 2015
- Executive Editor for Hidden Thoughts Press 2011-2013
- Editor for the Colorado Springs Fiction Writer’s Group 1996-2013
- 20+ years of editing and writing experience
- Member of the Horror Writers Association
- Member of the Wicked Women Writers
Hollie Snider writes horror, dark fantasy, and high fantasy. She co-founded Fiction Foundry in 2012, a critique group dedicated to helping authors get works ready for publication. When not working on her own writing, she leads creative writing workshops. Her short works appear in anthologies such as Horrific Beginnings, Read the End First, Carnival of the Damned and others. She is currently at work on several horror and fantasy novels, as well as re-releasing her first fantasy novel, “For the Rank of Master.” Hollie lives near Colorado Springs with her family and several neurotic pets.
IN THE WOODS
Strange things can happen in the woods.
Sometimes they’re frightening.
Sometimes they’re funny.
Sometimes they’re just plain weird.
The authors of the Fiction Foundry writers’ critique group have taken it upon themselves to explore all the strange things that happen in the often majestic and yet often harsh woodlands.
Featuring contributions by John H. Howard, Sangita Kalarickal, Josh Snider, Carolyn Kay, Robert Lewis, Charli Cowan, Henry Snider, Shiloh Silveira, Kari J. Wolfe, Christophe Maso, and Hollie Snider, this anthology brings us out of urban life and shows a world of forest spirits, haints, mental illness, parasitic spiders, werewolves, out of control plants, evil forces, reincarnation, humans with animal ears, witches, and Lovecraftian horrors.
And all of them can be found…In the Woods.
Awards and Acknowledgments
Novels and Novellas
For the Rank of Master
Released August 14, 2014
An ancient evil threatens the land, domain of elves, humans and dwarves-home to the Gods themselves. Shadows fall where sunlight shone. Life is draining away, leaving a wasteland in its wake. After narrowly surviving his Hyth Kisk, Tehan is chosen by the Guardians to combat the rising threat. Forced to face a wizard or sacrifice Darkanth to the coming darkness, Tehan is the unwilling leader of a group called forth from his past. Friends undertake the journey with him, refusing to sacrifice their world. Along their journey, deceit and betrayal surface. New bonds form, while old ones snap. Things are not what or who they seem, and when hidden truths arise, some tear at the very fabric of Tehan’s soul. From a cursed lake to hellish towen, these would-be saviors must overcome or lose themselves as well.
“More Than Kin”
“Sapphires and Toadstones”
CONSUMED: TALES INSPIRED BY THE WENDIGO
Released December 11, 2020
The Denver Horror Collective presents:
Hunger that changes you…consumes you…turning you into a nightmare version of what you once were. From desolate snowy mountains and apocalyptic wastelands to New York’s sex clubs and virtual encounters, Denver Horror Collective brings you, dear reader, visions of horror inspired by the Wendigo.
With an introduction from Owl Goingback, authors treating you to this plate of delicacies include Wrath James White, Steve Rasnic Tem, Dana Fredsti, R. Michael Burns, Angela Sylvaine, Ian Neligh, P.L. McMillan, Michael Aloisi, Amanda Headlee, Joy Yehle, Ross Baxter, K.D. Webster, Ray Zacek, Elana Gomel, Marlin Bressi, Brenda S. Tolian, J.T. Evans, and Christophe Maso.
So sit back and take a nibble to satisfy your cravings. Better yet, devour these pages and be CONSUMED by what’s inside.
The Wickeds: A Wicked Women Writers Anthology
Released May 10, 2012
HorrorAddicts.net presents thirteen horror tales from up-and-coming women writers. This diverse collection of revenge, torture, and macabre is sure to quench any horror addict’s thirst for blood. Between these covers reside werewolves, demons, ghosts, vampires, a voodoo priestess, headless horseman, Bloody Mary, and human monsters that are perhaps the most disturbing. With an exclusive interview of The Wickeds by Sapphire Neal. Lock your doors, bar your windows, and enjoy stories from: H. E. Roulo Jeri Unselt Linda Ciletti Emerian Rich Marie Green Hollie Snider Jennifer Rahn Michele Roger R. E. Chambliss Arlene Radasky Kimberly Steele Laurel Anne Hill Rhonda R. Carpenter All proceeds will be donated to LitWorld, a non-profit organization that uses the power of story to cultivate literacy leaders around the globe. (note: Hollie’s story “More Than Kin,” selected for the anthology by Emerian Rich, was edited by an outside editor)
LIVE AND LET UNDEAD
Released January 2, 2012
The Zombie-pocolypse is real! Loved ones are returning from the grave in search of flesh and brains! Humans are running scared! Well, not so much. Here, rather than shooting them in the head, eighteen talented authors have figured out how to put the Undead to work. Zombies can now be contributing members of society once more. These stories will leave you wishing for a zombie of your own. Maybe. . . .
“Zombies may be room temperature but the zombies in LIVE AND LET UNDEAD are red hot! Dark and delicious, cover to cover.” – Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of DEAD OF NIGHT and DUST & DECAY
Interviews, Readings, and Mentions
13 Questions With Hollie Snider
This week’s featured author is Hollie Snider, long time listener but first time (Horror Addicts author). You may recognize the last name from earlier on in the season.