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About Angel

Angel Leigh McCoy (SFWA & HWA member) wears several hats on her trek through the world: Writer | Anthology Editor | Game Designer | Audiobook Narrator

Writer Hat

She creates horror and dark fantasy fiction. Her fiction has appeared in numerous media, and her novelette “Charlie Darwin, or the Trine of 1809” was published by Nevermet Press. She also had stories appear in Strange Aeons, Necrotic Tissue, Beast Within 2, Fear of the Dark, and Growing Dread: Biopunk Visions, among others. Her story “Crack O’Doom,” printed in the anthology Fear of the Dark earned her an honorable mention in Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year, volume 4, 2012.

Her list of publications spans two decades worth of written word.

Anthology Editor Hat

She co-edited the Deep Cuts: Menace, Mayhem, & Misery, an anthology of fantastic short stories designed to pay tribute to women horror writers. It includes 19 stories by men and women both, as well as many recommendations for short horror stories written by women. During her six years as the voice director and head editor at Wily Writers, she edited and produced more than 70 audio short stories, published two Best Of anthologies, and spearheaded the Twilight Zone tribute anthology: Another Dimension.

Game Designer Hat

Angel has a long-standing history with designing and writing games, going back to 1992 when she wrote her first tabletop RPG content for White Wolf. She has worked for several AAA video game studios, including Remedy Games’ CONTROL, ArenaNet’s (Guild Wars 2), Microsoft Game Studios, White Wolf, FASA, and other RPG companies. While working at Xbox.com, she was the official game correspondent Wireless Angel.

These days, she has her own indie studio called Games Omniverse, working on a puzzle adventure game. This group of ninja artists and game designers have been plugging away for years with Angel at the helm.

Audiobook Narrator Hat

Angel got into story narration in 2012 when she launched Wily Writers, her speculative fiction e-zine. As the executive producer, she directed other narrators as well as producing stories she narrated herself. These days, she narrates novels and short stories for authors. Among her narration credits are The Year’s Best Hardcore Horror 3 by Comet Press and Behind the Mask: An Anthology of Heroic Proportions by Meerkat Press. She has a whole page dedicated to her audiobook narration, with demos.

Angel lives with Boo, Simon, and Lapis Lazuli (kitties) in Seattle, where the long, dark winters feed her penchant for all things spooky and cozy.