How did I miss this congratulating Marge Simon for this? StokerCon was such an insane time is my official excuse, but it isn’t adequate. Congratulations to a dear friend on a well deserved honor. Marge Simon is one of those wonderful people that will tell you like it is with love. She is a champion of talent, always busy doing something to help someone.

When I first joined HWA she graciously took me under her wing. One of my favorite memories is standing outside the hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan during a StokerCon in matching hats, smoking cigarettes, something neither of us did regularly, but it was wonderful. Congratulations to a beautiful woman with a sly sense of humor, a discerning eye and a heart that bleeds ink.

From the HWA: Marge Simon lives in Ocala, Florida with her husband, poet/writer Bruce Boston and the ghosts of two cats. She edits a column for the HWA Newsletter, “Blood & Spades: Poets of the Dark Side.” Marge’s poems and stories have appeared in Pedestal Magazine, Asimov’s, Crannog, Silver Blade, Bete Noire, New Myths, Daily Science Fiction. She attends the ICFA annually as a guest poet/writer and is on the board of the Speculative Literary Foundation. She has won the Rhysling, several Stoker’s and the Strange Horizons Reader’s Award. She is the second woman to be acknowledged by the SF &F Poetry Association with a Grand Master Award.

Marge has been a member of Pen of the Damned since June 2019. If you’d like to reach out to Marge, you can find her using the Facebook link below, and by all means, feel free to visit her Amazon author page so you too can experience why this distinguished poet and author is so incredible!

Facebook: Marge Simon
Amazon Author Page: Marge Simon

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, author, and publisher with over 20 years of experience in newspaper journalism. She is a Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist and HWA Mentor of the Year for 2020. She co-publishes Space and Time, a publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction since 1966. Join the community at spaceandtime.net
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  1. Marge Simon says:

    Thank you, Angela. I’ve still got the feather I picked up when we went to lunch with several friends as things were winding down in Grand Rapids! A feather to celebrate our friendship in memories –and we’ll add more fun in Denver 2022, I hope!

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