More About the Author
Athena Villaverde writes sexy and weird bizarro fantasy tales, often set in wastelands populated by colorful and magical characters. Part cyber-punk, part urban fantasy. Cute and disturbing.
Her interests include Tarot, knitting, fetish fashion, kawaii noir, chaos magick, hair dye, drawing and painting, dancing, Japanese anime, cult films, genetic mutations, parasites, survivalism, cosplay, steampunk, gothic lolita, mythology, burlesque, body modification, new wave, ska, punk rock.
She is influenced by the work of David Bowie, Hayao Miyazaki, Francesca Lia Block, Anais Nin, Jim Henson, Don Hertzfeldt, Salvador Dali, Vivienne Westwood, H.R. Giger, Edward Gorey, Robert Smith, Rube Goldberg, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Neil Gaiman, Tim Burton, Terry Gilliam, Guillermo Del Toro, Bjork.
Her novel Starfish Girl was released November 2010 from Eraserhead Press.
Her novella Clockwork Girl appears in The Bizarro Starter Kit (Purple).
Her novella collection Clockwork Girl was released December 2011.