About Me

Hi! I write horror short stories + dark fiction
Short Bio

Jess Chua

Jess Chua is a content specialist based in SW Florida. She's a horror short story wirter by night. Her pets include a cuddly grey cat and two female betta fish. Edgar Allan Poe was her gateway to fantastic literature.
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10 Random Facts About Me

  • I was born in and grew up in Singapore. 
  • I lived in Maine during my 20’s and live in Florida now.
  • I’m Chinese-Eurasian.
  • I’m a Virgo sun sign with a Pisces moon.
  • My boyfriend has the same birth date as Edgar Allan Poe (!)
  • I work for a very cool podcast in the personal development industry.
  • I love cats 🐈
  • I wrote under a pen name in my 20’s and took a multiyear break from writing fiction to reinvent myself.
  • My first website was Dragonsinn.net (est. 1999).
  • I’m calmer without social media. You’ll find me writing and blogging more often.

Publications + Events

[x] Halloween-themed flash fiction on Horror Tree.

[x] Interview and Short Story on Horror Addicts (2021).

[x] Flash fiction in Gluttony and Watch anthologies (Black Hare Press).

[x] Microfiction in 50 Give or Take.

[x] Short fiction (under my retired pen name) has appeared in Akashic Books, Bards & Sages Quarterly, and Cha Journal.

[x] Guest speaker/debater at Singapore Writers Festival (2012).

Awards

[x] Runner-Up in the “Mysterious Photograph” contest at Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine (Jan/Feb 2021).

[x] Monthly Musepaper Award for my essay, “The One,” from the literary journal New Millennium Writings.

[x] Reader’s Choice Finalist at Didcot Writers (Nov 2019).

Some of My Favorite Stories

STEPHEN KING

Pet Sematary.

SHIRLEY JACKSON

The Lottery and The Possibility of Evil.

EDGAR ALLAN POE

MS. Found in a Bottle.

ROBERT BLOCH

Psycho.

RUSSELL LEE & DAMIEN SIN

Singapore Ghost + Horror Stories.

J.G. Ballard

Vermilion Sands.