7 Days of Reviews. Day 4: Sadie Hartmann, AKA, Mother Horror.

Today I’m going to speak to you about a person that, for anyone who likes horror, or writes horror, should really know about (and to be fair, probably does already). Sadie Hartmann, also known by the moniker, Mother Horror, is one of those people whose love for the horror genre has led the way to such things as the breakthrough subscription service Night Worms, and now her Patreon led promotion platform for writers and lovers of all things horror. She reviews for some of the most esteemed horror magazines out there, and her dedication to supporting both established and fledging authors is inspiring, which is why she’s one of the most respected reviewers around today.

I was fortunate enough to pique her interest with Bad People a couple of months ago, and was amazed when she gave it a very favourable review in the UK’s number horror magazine, Scream. Honestly, I can’t say enough good things about her, save to add that people like Sadie not only contribute an immense amount of time to the cause, but serve as the backbone to many careers in the horror community.

This is taken from her Patreon TEAM HORROR, and gives you an idea of her background and achievements. I’ll include a link to the Patreon page too at the end should be be interested in joining.

Greetings! My name is Sadie Hartmann, otherwise known as Mother Horror on social media. I write horror fiction reviews and other content for Cemetery Dance and SCREAM Magazine as well as Goodreads, Amazon, Instagram and other social media platforms & publications.

I am a member of the Horror Writers Association and the co-owner of a curated, horror fiction, monthly subscription package called Night Worms.

I consider myself a horror fiction advocate. Every day I work hard and hustle promoting the genre of horror to the very best of my ability. I have been passionately promoting horror as a hobby/passion for years. In addition to the reviews, I write dedicated blog posts HERE and articles and listicles for LitReactor like THIS

My Twitter analytics inspired me to launch this Patreon. This February 2020 my analytics were insane. 1M Tweet Impressions. 2.3% Tweet engagement (1.3% is considered “high influencer level) and 300+ new followers in both January & February 2020. I love using my Twitter influence to advocate for horror and I felt like others might want to know my techniques for how I do this and also might want to support me to keep the momentum going.

It’s my dream/goal to be able to make enough money as a non-fiction writer in the genre to take my HWA membership to the next level so that I can be a voter in the annual Stoker Awards. I have enjoyed using my current level of membership to nominate books for this prestigious award.

But there is always more that I can do to ensure that horror authors and publishers are successful in getting the right book in the right reader’s hands. You can join me on this mission! The tiers will explain how you can get involved. I have a lot of ideas in order to start a horror genre advocacy movement I’m calling #TeamHorror. This Patreon will be an ideal place for me to share with you what I’ve learned promoting horror while inviting Patrons to practice Street Team Style horror fiction promotion.

~Sadie Hartmann


Follow her on Twitter: @sadiehartmann

Published by craigwallwork

Craig Wallwork is the author of the novels, Bad People, Labyrinth of the Dolls, The Sound of Loneliness, To Die Upon a Kiss, and the short story collections, Quintessence of Dust, and Gory Hole. His short stories have been nominated three times for the Pushcart Prize and feature in many anthologies and magazines both in the U.K. and U.S. He currently lives in West Yorkshire.

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