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"Sandy DeLuca’s Descent is an intelligent, wonderfully written, highly original tale that lures the reader deep into a labyrinth of nightmare landscapes and horrors that haunt the body, mind, and ultimately the soul.”


Greg F. Gifune, author of Heretics, The Bleeding Season, and Deep Night

biography

BOOKS:
Darkfuse, Messages from the Dead (fiction) (2013)

Electrick Milkbath Press, Dangerous Dreams (poetry collaboration with Marge Simon, (2013)

Alban Lake, The Intergalactic Cookbook (selected recipes, illustrations and verse with Marge Simon and Terrie Relf (2013)

Settling in Nazareth, my first novel (fiction) (cover art) (2003)

Thievin' Kitty Publications, Burial Plot In Sagittarius (poetry and art) cover and interior art for my poetry book (2000)

Double Dragon Publications, Paths of Destiny (poetry and short story collection) (2003)

Sam's Dot Publishing, Painting the Third Fate  (Art) (2005)

Delirium Books, Descent (fiction), 100 original drawings bound within my novel (2005) Reprinted in paperback edition in 2011 by Uninvited Books.

Delirium Books, Manhattan Grimoire (fiction) (2008)

Delirium Books, From Ashes (fiction) (2009)

Delirium Books, Darkness Conjured (fiction) 2011

Damnation Books, Into the Red (fiction) (2011)

Electrik Milkbath Press, Mad Hattery with Marge Simon's poetry (cover and interior color art plates) (2011)

Darkfuse, Reign of Blood (fiction) (fiction) (2012)

Electrik Milkbath Press, Vampires Zombies and Wanton souls with Marge Simon's poetry  (cover and interior color art plates) (2012)

Created cover art and interior at for numerous small press publications from 1998 to the present.


EDITORIAL/PUBLISHING PROJECTS:
Goddess of the Bay Publications, I produced and edited a monthly magazine of poetry, art and short stories. In addition, specialty projects such as A Midsummer's Night Terror, Something Wicked (experimental fiction collections) were produced under this banner. 1998-2001

December Girl Press (an imprint of Delirium Books): I produced and edited a collection of 'Noir fiction called Crime Spree and a rare collectable novel Saying Uncle, by Greg F. Gifune. (2001 through 2003)

I wrote under the pseudonym Autumn Raindancer in the early 90's and my short chants appeared in the popular magic book To Stir a Magyck Cauldron by Silver Ravenwolf.

VISUAL BODIES OF WORK:
Figures and Fantasies 1986--Expressionistic figurative work, Shapeshifting--Fantasy paintings of felines, strange lands and the female figure.

The Genre 1995-2002-Paintings inspired by genre writings and imagined images related to my own writings.

Abstract Experiments In the City 2002-2006

New York inspired art. 2007-2008

Nightmare Images 2009.

Dark Pop, Pinup art and Pop Culture 2010 and remain ongoing projects.


AWARDS AND HONORABLE MENTIONS:

My short story, When the Dead Rise received an honorable mention in Years Best Horror, 2013

My novellas Messages From the Dead received The Gothic Readers Choice Award, 2013

Burial Plot in Sagittarius was a finalist for the Bram Stoker award. A copy of the book is maintained in the Brown University Library.

My Poem Sarah (a piece from Burial Plot in Sagittarius) was nominated for the Rhysling award.

My poem Girl's of the Seventies from a group called Wicked Verse received a honorable mention in Years Best Fantasy and Horror, 2004.


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:
Community College of Rhode Island, Solo show at Warwick and Lincoln campuses September 1987; various group shows Warwick Campus (1987-1997).

 Two paintings were on loan for exhibit in President's reception area at Community College of RI, 1987

 Border Books, Cranston and Providence, Rhode Island (2003)

 Winky Dink Ink Gallery and tattoo parlor, (New York) 2010

New Hope Gallery, (Cranston, RI) February 15th 2011

Hughes/Donahue Gallery,  (Taunton, MA) June 25, 2011

Hughes/Donahue Gallery,  July 27th, 2011

Hughes Donahue Gallery,  August 13th, 2011

 New Hope Gallery,  October 18, 2011

Anything Goes Gallery (Warwick, RI), October 2011 - June 2013

Season Finale Group Show at Hughes/Donahue Gallery, November 5th, 2011

Stage Right Studios, Woonsocket, RI, December 7th, 2011
Hughes/Donahue Gallery June 23, 2012

Imperial Gallery (Providence, RI) June 21, 2012

Gallery Q, Juried, (Providence, RI) June 1, 2012

 Anything Goes Gallery, Featured Artist, July 12th, 2012

Imperial Gallery, July 19, 2012

Ugly Dog Gallery (Attleboro, MA), July 27, 2012

I've been in mail art exhibits in France, Italy, Malaysia, Spain and Japan. My art resides in European collections, American, Japanese and Australian. I've also sold and exhibited my art on Ebay, in hair salons, tattoo parlors and bookstores.


AFFLIATIONS:

Horror Writers Association

The Science Fiction Poerty Association (SFPA)

International Thriller Writers