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My name is Christina Escamilla (Es-ca-me-yah, rhymes with tortilla). Welcome to my little corner of the internet!

I primarily write horror. However, I’m also obsessed with literary theory and the craft of writing. My books and courses allow me to share my knowledge with others, while my YouTube series, Fear Unmasked, allows me to investigate horror through the lens of histological, cultural, and sociological perspectives.

My other YouTube series, The Esca Files, also allows me to explore the weird and creepy, as does my podcast Tales From Waugh Bridge. I’m also super interested in true crime, which I get to examine through Decoding Deviance.

When I’m not being a creative driver, I enjoy traveling. I love exploring new places, especially anything of cultural or historical value. I’m also into hiking and I am always down to try some new trails. Currently, I live in Houston, Tx, with my partner Tyler and our little ball of fierce fur, Angel (the cat).


  1. Bats are my favorite animal 🦇

  2. I have tattoos (a tree on my left forearm, bats on the back of my right arm, and an arrow on my ankle).

  3. I have a slightly deformed earlobe, in that it did not finish growing correctly. After so many questions about it I started to make up stories of how it happened (dog bite, knife fight, etc.)

  4. I used to have a huge oddity collection, but I’ve since downsized. One of my prized pieces are an assortment of teeth (Seriously).

  5. I am not musically inclined whatsoever, but I am constantly making up and singing songs.

  6. Aside from writing, I’m also an artist. However, you can only buy my art if you happen to go to an art fair I’m at which I rarely ever do.

  7. I have an irrational fear of humanoids. Bigfoot, aliens, and anything that looks human but isn’t freaks me the heck out.

  8. I love breakfast cereal. I would kill a man over a bowl of Golden Grahams.

  9. I have a bad habit of collecting things when I go hiking. Seashells, rocks, feathers, etc. much to the annoyance of my partner.

  10. I love animals. I would have an entire menagerie if I could; filled with everything from insects to elephants.

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