Photo Credit - Allan Amato 2017

Photo Credit - Allan Amato 2017

Biography

Mallory is an author, screenwriter and film producer. Whether it’s for the screen or the page, Mallory seeks creative projects filled with horror and monsters. Every week, she cohosts the literary podcast Reading Glasses. Her first book, The Lady from the Black Lagoon, is out on March 5th, 2019. She lives in Los Angeles with her cats and a mountain of books.

You can follow Mallory on Twitter @malloryomeara or visit her website malloryomeara.com.


Extended biography

Mallory O’Meara is an author and filmmaker. She has been a producer for the independent film company Dark Dunes Productions since 2013. Her latest film, the live-action puppet feature Yamasong: March of the Hollows, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Nathan Fillion and Abigail Breslin, will be in theaters February, 2019.

Whether it’s for the screen or the page, Mallory seeks creative projects filled with horror and monsters. A New England native, she now lives in Los Angeles with her cats and a mountain of books.

Every week, Mallory hosts the literary podcast Reading Glasses alongside filmmaker and writer Brea Grant. Reading Glasses is part of the Maximum Fun podcast network.

You can follow Mallory on Twitter @malloryomeara or visit her website malloryomeara.com.

Photo Credit - Allan Amato 2018

Photo Credit - Allan Amato 2018

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Praise for the lady from the black lagoon

“O'Meara's deep dive into this unfairly-forgotten genius of character creation enriches Hollywood history and should inspire future lady monster-makers for years to come.”

--Sam Maggs, author of Girl Squads and Wonder Women

“The woman behind the classic monsters of our collective Hollywood fantasies finally comes to life within this compelling odyssey of betrayal, broken dreams and shining resilience. Spanning the worlds of film, animation, horror and glamour, Mallory O’Meara richly reweaves the splintered mystery of Milicent Patrick into a dead-on expose of Hollywood then and now. Dive in!”

--Mindy Johnson, author of Ink & Paint: The Women of Walt Disney's Animation

"The Lady from the Black Lagoon is a celebration of the life and shamefully overlooked work of Milicent Patrick. It's also an unflinching, from-the-front-lines recounting of Hollywood's toxic patriarchal culture, a history of all manner of monsters. You'll be infuriated at the legacy of continuing injustice but inspired by the talent, will, and spirit of Milicent Patrick and Mallory O'Meara."

--Paul Tremblay author of A Head Full of Ghosts and The Cabin at the End of the World

“The Lady From the Black Lagoon is not just a story that needed to be told, the exact right person told it. At some point, the book starts to resemble troika dolls: echoes of Milicent Patrick’s life can be heard in Mallory O’Meara’s life, and echoes of Mallory’s can be heard in ours, the readers. It’s then that you realize how profound this book really is.”

--Josh Malerman, author of Bird Box