Joseph D'Lacey was born in London and has spent most of his life in the midlands. He is the author of MEAT, Garbage Man and The Kill Crew.
"My mother warned me never to tell stories that aren't true. It's been great fun ignoring her advice."
MEAT earned Joseph The British Fantasy Award for Best Newcomer in 2009.
By day he runs an acupuncture practice - sticking needles into people and making little dolls scream. Between victims he writes all manner of disturbing fiction.