Mobile librarian by day writer of heart stomping post-apocalyptic fiction by night GX. Todd has crashed landed into the writing world with an earth shattering bang. Her debut novel Defender is a genre defining success (you can read our review of it here), and we were lucky enough to get the opportunist to sit down with Gemma for a chat about among other things book and her obsession with drawing maps for the books she writes.
Stephanie M. Wytovich is a name well known with the dark fiction genre. A writer of both poetry and prose, Stephanie is also the poetry editor at Raw Dog Screaming Press and a book reviewer at Nameless Magazine. An instructor by day and dark fiction writer during the night, it is safe to say that Stephanie is indeed very busy.
I recently read and reviewed The Eighth – the debut novel from Stephanie, released by Dark Regions Press. I was blown away by this outstanding novel that mixes elements of horror and dark fantasy to perfection. I thought it about time that I caught up with her to see what else she has planned for 2017 and beyond.
Jordan King-Lacroix is an author from Sydney, Australia. He holds a Masters of Creative Writing from the University of Sydney, in addition to his Bachelor of Arts from his studies at McGill University, Montreal, Canada and the University of Sydney. He has had his short stories and poetry published in Adventures of Mystery and Intrigue (Vol 1 & 2), Crimson Streets, Paper Lens (Issue 1), Phantasmagoria, Colors in Darkness: Forever Vacancy, Harbinger Asylum (Fall 2016), and Stitched Smile Presents Unleashed: Monsters vs Zombies. A short story is set to be published in Polar Borealis #4.
Joshua Grant is a caring, hardworking chap who has had more than his fair share of adventure. He has survived a flash flood, encountered numerous bears, and sailed the ocean blue. Josh loves to read, write, play video games, and occasionally read up on the crazy science that’s happening in the world, but most of all he loves just getting people together to love, laugh, and grow alongside each other. Currently, Josh makes a living teaching and working with kids in various environments, with the occasional novel always in the works. To learn more about him and his work, go to diabolicshrimp.com
Jonathan Mumm is a 5 time Emmy winning former news reporter whose resume ranges from a just after college early job as a booth announcer with PBS in Washington, D.C to nearly 30 years with KXTV television in Sacramento. He also spent a number of years in Hollywood doing voice-overs and the occasional acting job. He wrote and directed two low budget feature films about the mythical creature known as the Chupacabras and is the author of the ghost story novel paranormal thriller Stop it. You’re Scaring Me, a Ghostly Tale of Vikingsholm.
David O’Hanlon is an Arkansas writer of dark genre fiction. He is best known for his cynical anti-heroes and horror stories set against the backdrop of Arkansas’ diverse ecology, unique folklore, and glorious assortment of trailer parks.
Thomas M. Malafarina is an author of horror fiction from Berks County, Pennsylvania. To date he has published six horror novels “What Waits Beneath”, "Burner", “Eye Contact” , “Fallen Stones”, “Dead Kill Book 1: The Ridge of Death” and “Dead Kill Book 2: The Ridge Of Change”. He has also published four collections of horror short stories; “Thirteen Deadly Endings”, “Ghost Shadows”, “Undead Living” and most recently “Malaformed Realities Vol. 1”. He has also published a book of often-strange single panel cartoons called "Yes I Smelled It Too; Cartoons For The Slightly Off Center". All of his books are published through Sunbury Press.
In addition, many of the more than one hundred short stories Thomas has written have appeared in dozens of short story anthologies and e-magazines. Some have been produced and presented for internet podcasts as well. Thomas is best known for the twists and surprises in his stories and his descriptive often gory passages have given him the reputation of being one who paints with words. Thomas is also an artist, musician, singer and songwriter.
Edward M. Erdelac is the author of ten novels including Andersonville, Terovolas, and the Merkabah Rider series. His stories have appeared in dozens of anthologies and periodicals including the Stoker award winning After Death, World War Cthulhu, and Star Wars Insider Magazine. Born in Indiana, educated in Chicago, he lives in the Los Angeles area with his family and a trio of felines. News and excerpts from his work may be found at http://www.emerdelac.wordpress.com
Tom Deady is the author of several short stories, as well as a non-fiction book on the Red Sox historic 2004 season. Tom has two novels in publication: Haven (Cemetery Dance, 2016) and Eternal Darkness (Bloodshot Books, 2017).
Tom has a Masters Degree in English and Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University, and is a member of both the Horror Writers Association and the New England Horror Writers.
Tom is a lifelong resident of Massachusetts, where he is actively working on his next novel.
Nick Mamatas. Author of a number of novels; Move Under Ground (Night Shade 2004, Prime 2006) and Under My Roof (Soft Skull Press, 2007), Sensation (PM Press, 2011), The Damned Highway (Dark Horse, with Brian Keene, 2011), Bullet time (CZP, 2012) Love Is the Law (Dark Horse, 2013), and The Last Weekend (PS Publishing, 2014)three collections; 3000MPH In Every Direction At Once (Prime 2003) and You Might Sleep... (Prime 2009), The Nickronomicon (Innsmouth Free Press, 2014); and the novella Northern Gothic (Soft Skull, 2001).
He is also the editor of the anthologies The Urban Bizarre (Prime 2003), Phantom #0 (Prime 2005), Spicy Slipstream Stories (with Jay Lake, Lethe 2008), and Haunted Legends (with Ellen Datlow, Tor 2010). As part of his day job, he co-edited the Locus Award nominee The Future Is Japanese (with Masumi Washington, Haikasoru 2012) and Phantasm Japan (with Masumi Washington, Haikasoru 2014).
His latest novel I am Providence, about a murder mystery at a Lovecraft convention is available from all good booksellers has been described as having
sharp wit, biting but humane social commentary, and, for the romantics among us, a faceless narrator decomposing at the morgue."
Matt Ruff, author of "Bad Monkeys" and "Lovecraft Country"