In the tradition of writing what you know, Lauren Jane Barnett – in the life she’s lived, the books she’s loved, and the films she’s devoured – knows horror.

Author of Death Lines: Walking London Through Horror Cinema (Strange Attractor Press), her short horror fiction and non-fiction work in magazines including BFS Horizons, Horrified, Audience Askew and anthologies including Superstition, LISTEN, and Bloody Good Horror. Her horror story “The Fog” was shortlisted for the WriteHive 2021 Horror Fiction Prize and her sci-fi short “Error 404” won a category distinction in the Spectrum 2022 competition.

She also shares her love of London’s horror movies through the London Horror Movie Club podcast alongside her co-host (and brother), Chris.

Lauren is a member of the Society of Authors.