Spotlight On: Sumiko Saulson #ASOT2014

Sumiko Saulson

SPOTLIGHT ON: Sumiko Saulson


How did you get involved in the Authors Supporting Our Troops event?

Emerian Rich introduced me to Authors Supporting Our Troops. I originally met her through her involvement with She invited me to come to their horror tea party and share my books at BayCon. She’s an awesome lady and very supportive towards other authors in the genre.


What is your latest release and what genre is it?

My latest release is “Things That Go Bump in My Head,” a short story anthology. Most of the stories and poetry are in the horror genre, but there is some crossover into other speculative fiction genres.


Quick description of it.

“Things That Go Bump In My Head” is a collection of short stories and other writing by horror and science fiction novelist Sumiko Saulson. A bit of old fashioned horror… a ghost story… a couple of works on the dark humor side of horror (and they are unabashedly funny), a science-fiction dystopic tale, a few works of psychological horror… even a bit of poetry. Reading “Things That Go Bump In My Head” is like entering a haunted house ride… you never know what you will find around the corner.


Something unique about it.  

I often my personal experience and background in the stories, and since I am from a multiethnic background, the stories in the book tend to have multicultural characters, and many take place in places I have lived in California and Hawaii. One of the stories, “Dead Horse Summer,” is about Kalapana, a place I lived during junior high school that destroyed by a volcanic eruption in the late eighties.


Links for people to buy it.


Your promo links.

Video (Promo Spot) for “Things That Go Bump in My Head”:


Your short Bio.

Sumiko Saulson is an author in the science fiction, horror and dark fantasy genres, A published poet and writer of short stories and editorials, she was once profiled in a San Francisco Chronicle article about up-and-coming poets in the beatnik tradition. The child of African American and Russian-Jewish American parents, she is a native Californian, and was born and spent her early childhood in Los Angeles, before moving to Hawaii, where she spent her teen years. She has spent most of her adult life living in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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