Writer. Teacher. Editor.
 

Kate Maruyama is a writer who was raised on books and weaned on movies in New England. She now writes, teaches, edits, cooks, and eats in Los Angeles.

Her novel Harrowgate was published by 47North and her novella Family Solstice was named Best Fiction Book of 2021 by Rue Morgue Magazine. Her novella Halloween Beyond: A Gentleman's Suit is due out from Crystal Lake Publishing this October 21!

Her non-genre novel Alterations is upcoming from Running Wild Press.

Her short work appears in Asimov's, Entropy, Analog Science Fiction & Fact, Duende, The Coachella Review, and The Magnolia Review among others and in numerous anthologies including December Tales, Gathering: A Women Who Submit Anthology, Halloween Carnival Three, and Winter Horror Days. You can read short work on the Writings page.

She is a member of the SFWA and the HWA where she serves on the Diverse Works Inclusion Committee, where she helps edit The Seers' Table. She has served as a juror for the Bram Stoker Awards and twice for the Shirley Jackson Awards. She is currently serving on the working board of Women Who Submit.

Portrait of the author, Kate Maruyama

Photo by Rachael Warecki @CameraRAWPhotography

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Family Solstice

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Halloween Beyond

 

“Maruyama takes the reader from a child’s fear of what may lurk in the shadow, to the terror of certainty, to the horror of complicity, where the blood on your hands counts as a badge of honor.” — J.D. Horn, author of The Witches of New Orleans series

An intriguing coming-of-age story that slides–at first gradually, but then suddenly and horribly–into the nightmares of understanding. –Ben Loory, author of Tales of Falling and Flying

When the veil thins on All Hallow’s Eve, the Halloween Beyond Superstore gets up to mischief. Behind its costumes, animatronics, and Ouija boards lies a deeper Celtic magic that will take our heroes, Kayla, Lex, and Maddie to places they’ve never imagined, and they might never escape.

A Gentleman's Suit: When Lex’s dad buys an enormous animatronic version of Death on a boat, the very fabric of Halloween changes and Lex has to step onboard into the unknown and face an impossible task.

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