About Me

passionate about horror / crime / dark fiction
Short Bio

Jess Chua

Jess Chua is a short story author (and blogger) based in SW Florida. 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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My story

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 Venus in Scorpio.
  • 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] Monthly Musepaper Award for my essay, “The One,” from the literary journal New Millennium Writings.

[x] Flash fiction on Horror Tree and Horror Addicts (2021). 

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

[x] My non-fiction articles have been published on Becoming Minimalist, Tiny Buddha, and others.

[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).

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.

AHMM

Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.