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Lauren Jane Barnett is a writer, lecturer and London horror film walking guide. She is best known for horror short fiction and non-fiction. Her short story “The Fog” was shortlisted for the 2021 Write Hive Horror Writing prize, and her first book – Death Lines: Walking London’s Horror History – is coming out with Strange Attractor Press in October 2021. You can also find her work in BFS Horizons and Horrified magazine.

Before writing her book, Lauren started the original London Horror guided walks. With social distancing in mind, you can experience her “Chills of Chelsea” horror walk as an audioguide with London, City of the Dead or visit London’s horror film locations through her Viewpoints in the upcoming app Placecloud. She also lectures across the UK, and offers private guided walks and talks. In the past she has worked with the Princes Trust Institute, the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh, and the WI.