Samantha is the flame haired wicked witch of the south, haunting New Orleans with her Sphynx familiars, Chicken, Rabbit, and Gator. She wants to hear your ghost stories, to know what color lipstick you’re wearing, and what your favorite book is. Follow her on Instagram as @SamanthaMacabre.
Erin spent the 1970s learning to walk, talk, see unicorns, and fight the monster under her bed. She spent the 1980s not getting along with kids her own age, wearing all black, and listening to Ministry. For the next twenty-some years, not much changed except the internet was invented, which caused no end of trouble. These days she mostly hangs out in San Francisco with the the ridiculous Shaunday Dog and the partner formerly known as Mark27. For too many photos of small dogs, follow her on Instagran @ekerrigan.
S. Elizabeth is a fancier of fine old things, nostalgic whimsies and magics both macabre and melancholy. A shadow seamstress, wordwitch, and weaver of the weird, she lives among the mosses and swamps and dreams of one day hearing the perfect ghost story. Visit her blog, Unquiet Things for myriad musings, peep at her Instagram for photos of frou-frou frips & frills, and seek her out on twitter for absurdities and general foolishness.
Sonya Vatomsky is a Russian American non-binary artist with too many feelings on the inside and too much cat hair on the outside. They were born in Moscow and currently live in Seattle with their cat, Magpie Underfoot, and a growing collection of taxidermy, wet specimens, and other oddities. Salt Is For Curing (Sator Press, 2015) is their full-length debut — a poetry collection about bones, dill, and survival. Get in touch by saying their name five times in front of a bathroom mirror or at @coolniceghost and sonyavatomsky.com.
Maika Keuben is a bird-mad bibliophile and professional seeker of all things eldritch and awesome. When she isn’t buried in books and cats, bothering spiders, creating tentacular curiosities, or building her witchy wunderkammer, she’s wandering the streets, forests, cemeteries, and beaches of the Pacific Northwest with a satchel full of toy cameras and expired film, tossing peanuts to attentive crows. She’s co-editor of Archie McPhee’s Geyser of Awesome and can be found haunting Instagram, Tumblr at Analog Visions and Liquidnight, Twitter, and possibly the trees in your backyard.
Zoetica hails as an artist, co-founder of Coilhouse Magazine, photographer and cosmonomad. Born in Moscow of Russian and Uighur descent, she was raised by a troupe of gypsy scientists from space, who sold her to an American research facility in 1992. After a daring escape, she graduated from the LA County High School for the Arts and retreated to study into the underground atelier of the much-revered style guru, Madame Von Kuntzertag. This was followed by a brief stint at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She’s traveled the world, gathering art and fashion expertise and is thrice certified as official Finesse Monitor to the Khan throne. She schemes and works on an excess of projects while residing in a secret London den with her elf-husband and a nano-companion named Micron. Follow her Instagram @Zoetica.
Haute Macabre is designed by Courtney Riot, whom we have now been badgering to give us a bio for eight years.