Gerri Gray

Born and raised in the Chicago area, Gerri R. Gray is a cemetery photographer and a lifelong aficionado of horror, dark humor, and high camp. She blames her twisted sense of humor on a wayward adolescence influenced by the likes of Monty Python, Charles Addams, Frank Zappa, and John Waters. 
     She began writing poetry, music, short stories and plays while a teenager in the 1970s. Her first notable publication occurred in October of 1976 and was an interview with Ides of March singer/songwriter, Jim Peterik (who went on to find even greater success with the rock group, Survivor.) Her poetry has appeared in a number of literary journals and anthologies, including The Poet, Xenomorph, The Kindred Spirit, and, most recently, Beautiful Tragedies.
     In 1980 she founded a small publishing company called, Golden Isis Press, and did double duty as editor and publisher of Golden Isis Magazine until its discontinuation in the early 1990s. 
     Writing under a fictitious name inspired by an H.P. Lovecraft novel, she began a successful career as an occult author in the late 1980s and, over the course of two decades, had over two-dozen books on various New Age subjects published by Citadel Press, Penguin, New Page Books and Adams Media.
     Her non-fiction article, "The House of Many Shadows," appeared in Lynda Lee Macken's book, Ghost Hunting the Mohawk Valley (Black Cat Press, 2012). It chronicled the paranormal activity and investigations which took place at the historic 19th century mansion in Upstate New York that she and her husband currently live in, and out of which they operated a bed and breakfast with a vampiric Dark Shadows theme.
     Gerri's love of writing and her warped imagination mated and spawned a bizarre love child, which turned out to be her first novel: The Amnesia Girl.





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