Nicole D. Sconiers is an author and screenwriter who blends horror, speculative fiction and humor in stories centering complex Black heroines. She is the author of Escape from Beckyville: Tales of Race, Hair and Rage, a speculative fiction short-story collection that has been taught at colleges and universities around the country. She is a contributor to OUT THERE SCREAMING: AN ANTHOLOGY OF NEW BLACK HORROR, edited by Jordan Peele and John Joseph Adams. Coming October 3, 2023 from Random House. Her work has appeared in Nightmare magazine, Lightspeed magazine, Speculative City, NIGHTLIGHT: A Horror Fiction Podcast, PodCastle, the Black Futures edition of Spelman College’s literary journal Aunt Chloe: A Journal of Artful Candor and other publications. Her short stories were published in the anthologies Black from the Future: A Collection of Black Speculative Writing, December Tales and Sycorax’s Daughters, which was a Bram Stoker Award finalist. As a screenwriter, she was a finalist for the 2022 ScreenCraft Sci-Fi & Fantasy screenplay competition for her sci-fi thriller Spectacle. She co-wrote the thriller movie A Mother’s Intuition which will air on TV One in July 2023. She resides in Pennsylvania and is working on a collection of horror short stories about small towns.