María Badillo is an award-winning writer, predominantly authoring short horror fiction and poetry. Her published works can be found in Parhelion Literary Magazine's 2021 Halloween Issue, Lingering in the Margins poetry anthology, Style Weekly Magazine, and Paranormal Daily, amongst others. She's also the author of In Her Bones dark poetry chapbook.
Badillo is an affiliate member of the Horror Writers Association, an active member of HWA's Virginia Chapter, and a member of James River Writers. Her master's degree in creative writing came from Goldsmiths, University of London, where she studied alongside esteemed colleagues Dean Atta, Indigo Williams, Raymond Antrobus, Joshua Seigal, Keith Jarrett, and others.
Badillo's first publication appeared in the 2002 Anthology of Poetry by Young Americans, sparking a lifelong ambition for authorhood. Themes of her writing include death, ghosts, apocalypses, the occult, creativity, and fear.