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Pippa Bailey

Foul-mouthed horror author, voice actor, reviewer & all-round good person.

Queer. She/her.

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Pippa Bailey is a foul-mouthed queer horror author, voice actor, reviewer & all-round good person.

She lives in a tiny cottage in the Scottish Highlands with her husband, Myk Pilgrim. When Pippa isn't writing she spends her time collecting tasteless memes, drinking too much tea, making terrible puns, and generally bothering the local wildlife.
You can sneak up on her if you are very very quiet, but it is not advisable.

Pippa’s work has appeared alongside Clive Barker, Ramsey Campbell, Jack Ketchum, Joe R Lansdale, and the marvellous Myk Pilgrim in Dark Faces Evil Place 2.

Also in 13 Wicked Tales: a Wicked Library Anthology, featured on the Wicked Library podcast, Frisson Comics, Sirens Call Magazine, & Holiday-themed horror collections Poisoned Candy: Bite-sized Horror for Halloween, Bloody Stockings: Bite-sized Horror for Christmas, Rancid Eggs: Bite-sized Horror for Easter, & Devil's Night: Bite-sized Horror for Halloween.

Her story Achromatica will appear in Chromophobia: A Strangehouse Anthology by Women in Horror, edited by the brilliant Bram Stoker award-winning Sara Tantlinger and published by Rooster Republic Press. Due out in Summer of 2022.


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Chromophobia is coming for Pippa!
I'm Screaming from the rooftop, I GOT INTO CHROMOPHOBIA!  As you can guess from the title, Chromophobia is all about colour, or in the case of my story, Achromatica is about the lack of colour. Answering the question of what would happen if the world was white? I am a big believer in the world as a spectrum, we need colour, we need individuality, after all, variety is the spice of life.

This story was written in the wake of the George Floyd murder, when I was left questioning the horror of the hidden and not so hidden segregation in modern society, and the importance of colour in the world. The story is almost an allegory for the damage done when we allow the beauty of colour to be drained from our world, in favour of a white, hollow existence.  

I was absolutely flawed and incredibly happy to find my story "Achromatica" accepted to the anthology CHROMOPHOBIA: A Strangehouse Anthology by Women in Horror, edited by the brilliant Bram Stoker award winning Sara Tantlinger and published by the amazing Nicholas Day and Don Noble of Rooster Republic Press. Check out their website to learn more about their other releases, their editors, and pre-made book covers. Chromophobia  will be released in a limited hardcover during the summer of 2022, with trade paperback releases scheduled for Halloween 2022. You can pre-order the special edition hardback version here.



In Audio - Panel
Fantasycon 2021

Charlotte Bond (Moderator), Pippa Bailey, Pauline Kirk and E. M. Faulds

Whether it’s a podcast, an audiobook or an adapted audio drama, or a story told solely in audio, the rise of the listener as an audience compared with that of the reader is a modern phenomenon made easy through technology.

Similarly, creators have found ‘a voice’ in audio. Join our panel in discussing the aspects of podcasting, audio narration, performance and more.


13th February 2021
Women in Horror Month WiHM - Live chat with Women Horror Authors

This first live show from DarkBetweenPages featuring the lovely:

Violet Castro
Pippa Bailey
Kelly Charron

and Lezlie from The Nerdy Narrative

January 28th 2021
Close Your Mouths and Clench Eyes Tight by Pippa Bailey


Click here to hear the story for FREE right now

So my most recent short story was released from the WICKED LIBRARY with the fantastic audio from Guy Fortt.  

It's the Midnight Mayhem Camp-out and everyone is sharing their scariest stories. A teenager shares a story about when his father was a boy and came face-to-face with majik, voodoo, and the Gunny Sack Man in a tale he calls "Haitian Graffiti and Tonton Macoute".

This story was inspired by Serpent and the Rainbow and my love of folk horror. It's not often I can delve into a culture outwith my own, and expand on the traditional bogeyman story of children taken in the night. But here we are... It's dark, twisted, and lonely.

Close Your Mouths and Clench Eyes Tight by Pippa Bailey 

Told by: Guy Fortt

Custom Score: Nico Vettese
Voice of the Librarian: Nelson Pyles | Artwork: Jeanette Andromeda | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson Pyles, Nico Vettese, Scarlett R. Algee Lead Editor: Scarlett R. Algee

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Full Book Reading for Quarantine Poisoned Candy: Bite-sized Horror for Halloween
12th April 2020 - Easter (humpin' bunny day)
Live reading of our first collection Poisoned Candy! Poisoned Candy was released October 2018 - featuring ONE HUNDRED, one-hundred-word stories. It was a hell of a challenge but we think you'll enjoy our endeavours to entertain you during the apocalypse.

30th October 2019 - HALLOWEEN RELEASE
A collection of Bite-sized horror short stories for Halloween - designed to thrill, chill, and get you good and damp in the pants region.

Welcome back, boils and ghouls, monsters and misfits, preternaturals and perverts, to the undisputed (if anyone dares to say otherwise, smack them in the gourds) most wonderful time of the year!
Join us in Devil's Night for more chills, thrills, and uncomfortable moments; like the time you jumped at that fake spider at school and just a little bit of pee came out; it's ok, we've been there too, and this book is for you.

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The Wicked Library Presents: 13 Wicked Tales
OUT 31/10/2019


From an early age, we are taught to fear the unknown; to be afraid of what we do not understand. You're about to discover that what you do know can not only hurt you, but can scare you to death! The award winning horror fiction podcast has gathered thirteen amazingly talented authors from around the world to explore the very notion that learning about the unknown can have terrifying results. Step inside, kiddies... It's story time at The Wicked Library

March 12th 2019
So there's been a lot going over the last few months and just to top that off with a lot more of the same we (Myk & I) have got a load more planned for 2019.

First up on the agenda is the release of our third bite-sized horror collection Rancid Eggs.

A gory, overly humpy collection of terrible stories about birth, rebirth, & all the bonking that has to happen to facilitate #1 & #2 on that list.


The book will be out on soft release with lots of time to spare for Easter proper - so watch this space for updates!

🐇 RANCID EGGS: Bite-sized Horror for Easter 

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13th December 2018
Bloody Stockings: Bite-sized Horror for Christmas

Yule is somehow a far more sinister time, and in Bloody Stockings, the chill has fully set in. 

Between these blood-soaked pages, you'll find 
murderous carollers, 
​a less than conventional advent calendar,
Hobos that smell like seasonal cake,
dodgy gifts from Uncle Nelson,
lonely snowmen,
what lurks in the spaces between the tolling of the church bells, flaming turkeys,
humbugs looking for a place to nest,
and an Elvis impersonator with a wardrobe malfunction to end all wardrobe malfunctions.

So, sit down in front of the fire with the ones you love the most (and your family too), gorge yourself on mince pies, guzzle down all the eggnog you like (remember it’s 150% organic), and enjoy our ode to the second most wonderful time of the year.

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12th April 2019

Bunny Nuggets - fun for everyone!

Are you hangry and craving crunching and munchings?
Look no further than Bunny Nuggets cereal!
They turn your milk chocolatey...really, really, chocolatey.
Only available from Pugnacious Press!

Pick up a copy of Rancid Eggs: Bite-sized Horror for Easter, today on pre-order, 
released Sunday 14th April 2019 for our Bunny Nuggets and even more delectable filth.
Also, it's ONLY £2.99! That's right, ONLY £2.99

And what's more, our Bunny Nuggets are cheaper, tastier, and far more satisfying than your usual brown flake based breakfast cereal - Trust us, we know, we've been watching you in the mornings before work - your mom is right, you really should get that rash looked at...
Bunny Nuggets, once you plop, you just can't stop.

🐇 RANCID EGGS: Bite-sized Horror for Easter 

26th October 2018

Dark Places, Evil Faces is Volume 2 in this Horror and Dark Suspense anthology series.
Including works of fiction by Clive Barker, Ramsey Campbell, Graham Masterton, Joe R. Lansdale,
​Jack Ketchum and many more. 

All the proceeds raised from the sale of this book will be donated to Rethink Mental Illness.


25th October 2018
Poisoned Candy: Bite-sized Horror for Halloween

​Have you checked your Halloween sack for Poisoned Candy? 

Take a twisted journey through 100 bite-sized Halloween horror stories. 

Discover the disgusting, depraved, and downright diabolical things people get up to on Halloween. 
In a world where the only thing scarier than the monster under your bed, is the person tucking you in.


Where pumpkins bite back, and the thing that lives in the sink doesn’t eat just your leftovers. 

Come door to door with us and enjoy a deadly, delectable offering of short fiction with a vile sense of humour to make you moist in all the wrong places.
Please discard all decency before reading this book - we did whilst writing it.

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