Meet Mary Rajotte

Mary Rajotte is a freelance writer, ghostwriter (which sounds creepier than it is) and author of scary tales.

She is a member of the Horror Writers Association and has found spooky kinship with her fellow members of The Midnight Society.

Born and raised in Toronto, Mary is a big city girl through and through. But for some reason, ominous small towns (with dreadful secrets waiting to be unearthed) are one of her favorite locales to explore in her fiction.

When Mary isn’t writing, she refills her creative font with music, baking, travel, crafts and photography.


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  1. My first concert was Wham and The Pointer Sisters
  2. One of my childhood homes had a creepy basement that I refused to go in
  3. I am the youngest of 5 kids of a French Canadian father and Mexican American mother <3
  4. There are certain foods that I don’t like touching on my plate
  5. My writing soundtracks are mostly goth, industrial and electronic music (long live the freaks!)
  6. During a power outage as a kid, I was coloring next to a candle and when I reached for a crayon, a small section of my hair caught on fire.
  7. I can bake my ass off.
  8. After watching Depeche Mode 101 obsessively, I had a friend pierce my right ear 8 times to look like the punk/goth chick in the documentary, hence…
  9. I once had turtles named Depeche and Mode
  10. I am obsessed with Ancient Egypt (mummies!!!!) and I have a novel plotted and ready to be written exploring the mythology…with a cool twist!


I have had a number of short stories published in Shroud Magazine, and in works from Library of Horror Press, Shroud Publishing, and the Great Lakes Horror Company. A forthcoming story will be published in 2018 in Black Buttons Vol. 3 from Magnificent Cowlick Media.

Stay updated on my latest new releases on my Amazon page.



Black Buttons Vol. 3: A Family Affair

The Midwest. People of the earth, who roll up their sleeves and do what need’s doing. They deliver an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay, give gratitude for the simple things, and are humble because the taller you think you are, well, the farther you have to fall on your face. Not a bad place to raise a family, right? Dig a little deeper, because all is not right where the bible belt buckles. In Black Buttons, Vol.3: A Family Affair, a kith and kin of creepy tales immerse you in blood ties that spellbind.

Women of the Woods

Only the brave enter the woods—those who aren’t afraid of witches, shapeshifters, curses, and darkness. In this delightfully eerie anthology, only the fearless survive. These spooky, fantastic, and gothic tales will remind you that bedtime stories—those read in the dark—are for adults too. Women of the Woods promises to keep you up at night while introducing you to more than a dozen talented authors. From dark fantasy to folk horror, Women of the Woods has a mix of frightening stories reminiscent of those by Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Washington Irving but with a modern touch. Enter the woods… if you dare.

Gothic Blue Book VI: A Krampus Carol featuring stories by Kathleen Palm, Victoria Nations and Mary Rajotte

Gothic Blue Book VI: A Krampus Carol A collection of short horror stories and poems resurrect the spirit of the Gothic Blue Book.

Gothic Blue Books were short Gothic fictions popular in the 18th and 19th century. Burial Day Books presents its sixth Gothic Blue Book, A Krampus Carol. A Krampus Carol is a celebration of folklore and myth around Christmas, Yule, the cold winter months and Santa Claus’ opposite, Krampus.


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