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Meet David Pena: psychology, horror, queerness

Join us today as we meet the incredible David. David, is an editor at salt and Sage books, a sensitivity reader, and a big believer in looking into the shadows of what makes us human.

David loves horror, and talks a little bit more about what makes the genre so interesting to him. David has a background in psychotherapy, and uses many of those approaches in his reads. He is an incredible editor who is keen to put the author first, provide additional context, and give resources to anyone who needs them.

Our favorite thing about David is how much he really cares about the authors he’s working with. He has a sense for understanding the person behind the story. He cares about honoring the author’s intent while also giving them as much context and information as possible.

David told us about two books that changed his life: Tell Me I’m Worthless by Alison Rumfitt -

All For the Game series by Nora Sakavic -

Listen to David’s indie queer urban fantasy horror audio drama here:

You can hire David through the Salt and Sage Books website at