Frances Lu-Pai Ippolito is a writer, judge, and mother. When she’s not spending time with her family outdoors in the Pacific Northwest, she’s crafting short stories in horror, sci-fi, fantasy, or whatever genre-bending she can get away with. Her stories have appeared in Nailed Magazine, Buckman Journal’s Issue 006, and will be included in upcoming anthologies. Her work was also featured in the Ooligan Press Writers of Color Showcase 2020 in Portland, Oregon. 

In her free time, she serves as a first reader for magazines, volunteers with her local writing group, Willamette Writers, and has a particular interest in mentoring youth and young writers. She’s also a member of the Horror Writers Association, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and Northwest Independent Writer’s Association.

Contact frances.pai.ippolito@gmail.com

Posts of Interest

Hua Gu Quan (Flower Drum Circle) is in this issue of Startling Stories. So glad my story found a home here.

Chromophobia Paperbacks are available! Checkout all these amazing stories, including mine story Hei Xian (The Black Thread)

“Qian Xian” will be included in Flame Tree’s Asian Ghost Short Stories.  Can’t wait to see these on the shelves in 2022!  

NIWA’s Forbidden Anthology Available NOW

Looking forward to getting a copy of NIWA’s 2021 Forbidden Anthology. My story, The Waters of Tandu Mdudu, will be included.

Check out all the wonderful stories at www.koeningzine.com. My story, “The Man of My Dreams,” is included in the inaugural online edition of swamp insired stories.

Buckman Journal Story Out

My short story, Oracle Bones, is now available in Buckman Journal’s Issue 006. Beyond grateful to be included with these amazing creators!

Horror Corner: Where Some of My Horror Babies Lurk

An American Dream

A story written for my Popo. We watched so much wrestling together. And, boy, did she love the storylines. Thank you to both Ooligan Press and Nailed Magazine for helping me share my story.