Wattpad Star and Teacher
Red Harvey is a fiction author, editor, educator, and amateur baker.
Her post-apocalyptic novel, A Gray Life (2014), was described by Horror Cult Films UK as “a gripping page-turner of a thriller that explores the lives of three people and their approach to a new world engulfed by darkness so wicked, it consumes whatever is laid in front of it.” Her other published novels include The Dead Show (2019), The Dark (2018), and Cursed (2016). Initially a serial, The Dark was featured on Fox’s Wattpad page for the television show The Exorcist, and the movie Incarnate. In 2021 and 2018, her other works were shortlisted for Watty Awards. Obsolution, another online serial, was an Honorable Mention for the 2014 Diverse Writer’s Grant and the Diverse World Grant from the Speculative Literature Foundation.
From 2014-2019, Harvey managed an independent press, and served as an editor and mentor for an international array of authors, including the award-winning E.A. Comiskey and Rod Martinez. In 2019, her dissertation, Hiding Under the Covers: Representations of Diversity in Horror Fictions, won the Faculty Certificate of Distinction for Excellence in Scholarship from Union Institute & University (UI&U).
Harvey’s research interests include diversity in the speculative canon, creative writing, audience and critical reception, and understanding Puerto Rican dual-identity through a transnational lens. From 2017 through 2019, Anderson-Lopez was lead editor for Penumbra, an interdisciplinary journal at UI&U. In 2021, KOME released her collaborative article “Tug of War” (link here). Her non-fiction text from McFarland is soon to be released: All Kinds of Scary: Diversity in Contemporary Horror. She is also co-editing a text for McFarland with Dr. Allison Budaj, tentatively titled: ‘Just Listen to Me!’: Essays on Audience Reception and Television Production.
Since 2013, Harvey has also worked for UI&U’s Writing Center as a tutor and coordinator. Since 2022, she’s taught General Education courses for UI&U, such as GLIT 155: International Crime Fiction. At USF, she is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Instruction for the English Department.