Kymera Press’ Mary Shelley Presents Wins Bram Stoker Award!

Ghosts, shapechangers and ancient curses — Mary Shelley and her creature present horror stories written by women of the Victorian era.

Kymera Press’ Mary Shelley Presents Wins Bram Stoker Award

June 7th 2021- Las Vegas, NV – Female-centric publisher Kymera Press is proud to announce Nancy Holder, writer of the Mary Shelley Presents Tales of the Supernatural has won the Horror Writers Association’s 2020 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel. The Bram Stoker Awards, named in honor of Bram Stoker, author of the seminal horror work, Dracula, are presented each year for superior achievement in 12 categories. This year, in the graphic novel category, the HWA’s members voted to recognize the spectacular work of author Nancy Holder, artist Amelia Woo, penciller Chiara Di Francia, inker Laurie Foster, letterer Saida Temofonte, and colorists Sandra Molina and Dearhbla Kelly.

“When my name was called as the winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Graphic Novel, I felt as if I had been struck by a lightning bolt, just like Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein Creature,” said New York Times best-selling author Holder. “I’m still sizzling from this wonderful recognition of Team Kymera Press, and I’m truly grateful.”

This is Holder’s sixth Bram Stoker Award.

Everlasting Hauntings Team congratulates Nancy Holder & Kymera Press on this phenomenal achievement and wish them all the best for their future endeavors!!

Mary Shelly Presents Tales of the Supernatural imagines what would happen if one of the most renowned female horror fiction writers of all time rose from the grave to give a voice to her contemporaries, early female horror writers whose works lie forgotten. In Mary Shelley Presents, stories from writers Elizabeth Gaskell, Edith Nesbit, Margaret Strickland and Amelia B. Edwards have been adapted by Holder for a contemporary audience and the graphic novel format. The modern adaptations are followed by the original works, allowing present-day readers to rediscover these forgotten masterpieces.

About Kymera PressThe Chimera is said to be a powerful and dangerous being, a harbinger of cataclysmic change. At Kymera Press, our goal is to join together with women worldwide to bring change to the comic book publishing industry by giving women a chance to be involved in all aspects of this business we so love. Welcome to Kymera Press, where women don’t need permission to strut their stuff. Visit Kymera Press online at

 “Mary Shelley Presents Tales of the Supernatural Paperback” thrills, entertains, and amazes with its stories, characters, and supernatural elements. Besides the graphic novels, also included in the book are the original stories in the text form, a beautifully scary poem by Isabelle Banks (1898), book foreword by award winning author Lisa Morton, thoughts about each story by D. Lynn Smith & Nancy Holder, and beautiful bonus artworks. Also available as 4 individual stories, but this package provides so much bonus content that it feels worth having in your collection, not just as a horror fan, but also as a way of appreciating the classic works of female writers. A must read for anyone curious to know about classic horror literature, and authors while getting some entertainment in the process.”

Darsh Davis & Everlasting Hauntings VT, US.

Check out our reviews of Mary Shelly Presents Comics (by Darsh Davis) –

Horror Comic Review: Mary Shelley Presents Tales of the Supernatural Volume 1 (Trade Paperback) Graphic Novel by Nancy Holder & Kymera Press.

Horror Comic Review: Mary Shelley Presents The Old Nurse’s Story by Elizabeth Gaskell

Horror Comic Review: Mary Shelley Presents Man-size in Marble by E. Nesbit

Horror Comic Review: Mary Shelley Presents The Case of Sir Alister Moeran by Margaret Strickland

About the Graphic Novel-

Written by New York Times best-selling author Nancy Holder, this trade paperback version of Mary Shelley Presents: Tales of the Supernatural adapts the short stories of four women horror writers of the Victorian era, each story beginning with a special introduction by Mary Shelley and her creature. These stories were originally penned by Elizabeth Gaskell, Margaret Strickland, Edith Nesbit, and Amelia Edwards. All of these women were as famous as their male counterparts in their time and should be remembered today. To that end, each book includes the stories in their original prose in the pages following its graphic adaptation.

Sample Pages (From Issue 2 but the art style is similar, thus, a good representation):

Here’s a look at a few pages from the second book in the series. The story is titled Man-Size in Marble and is by Edith Nesbit with the graphic adaptation by Nancy Holder.  

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