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Regina M Hansen is the author of the  young adult supernatural novel The Coming Storm, out now in paperback from Atheneum Books for Young Readers, and a nominee for the 2022 Red Maple and Mythopoeic Awards.

Her nonfiction essays have appeared in The Boston Globe, Enchanted LivingThe Wall Street Journal Review, and The Conversation. She was also a frequent contributor to the nationally circulated children’s magazine Dig Into History (formerly Calliope) from Cobblestone Publishing.  

Regina teaches at Boston University and has written and edited scholarly essays and books on many topics, including monsters, Halloween, horror movies, elves, angels, demons and Christmas stories.  She is the co-editor (with Jeffrey Weinstock) of Giving the Devil His Due: Satan and Cinema (Fordham University Press), nominated for the Bram Stoker Award; and  co-editor (with Susan George) of Supernatural, Humanity and the Soul: The Highway to Hell and Back (about the television series Supernatural, and published by Palgrave). She is also author/editor of Roman Catholicism in Fantastic Film (McFarland).  


Her scholarship has appeared in Science Fiction Film and Television, Monstrum and the anthologies Neo-Victorian Families (eds. Christian Gutleben and Marie-Luise Kohlke, Rodopi 2011) and Fathers in Victorian Ficton (ed. Natalie McKnight, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2011). She is also a contributor to The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Filmic Monsters (ed. Jeffrey Weinstock, Ashgate 2014),  and has reviewed for The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts.  


Regina likes to sing , read and crochet and walk the beaches of New England and Eastern Canada. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and three children. Subscribe to her newsletter below:


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