Gary Adler – Epocalypse Series (2016)
Gary Adler is a junior high math and science teacher in the Toronto District School Board. Prior to that, he was a research scientist at Toronto General Hospital. His publication titled, “Androgen Treatment Decreases Estrogen Receptor Binding in the Ventromedial Nucleus of the Rat Brain: A Quantitative in Vitro Analysis” can be perused in the journal Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences 5, 549-555(1994).
Carl Alves – Reconquest: Mother Earth (2014)
Carl is a writer of fantasy and horror fiction. His debut novel Two For Eternity is currently available from Weaving Dreams Publishing. His novel Blood Street was published by True Grit Publishing. His short fiction has appeared in various publications such as Sinister City, Alien Skin and Glassfire Anthology. He is a member of the Horror Writers Association and has attended the Penn Writers Conference. For more information see carlalves.com.
Zachary Amendt is a graduate of CUNY and Saint Mary’s College of California. His short fiction has appeared in Underground Voices, Phantom Drift, and The Masters Review. He lives in Oakland, California. STAY is his first story collection.
Richard S. Bailey – Mount Everest: The Play (2017)
Richard S. Bailey is the recipient of numerous press awards for writing, directing, producing, acting and designing theatre in the United States and Europe. His published plays include a deconstruction of the Antigone myth, Tiresias Lies: The Insidious Plot of the Men with No Left Shoe; a sci-fi excursion into the story of Abraham and Isaac with an extended introductory monologue, Deus Ex Machina and The Hands of the Beholder, which was produced to excellent press in Los Angeles and Berkeley; Window Pieces: A Collection of Reflections and Points of View; and two volumes of Children’s Theatre Story Books. His yet to be published translation of Growing Absurd: Six Short Plays by Jean Tardieu, the first of the seminal absurdist’s works to be translated into the American genre, has been performed and is being studied in American colleges and universities. He was personally invited to work with Nobel Laureate Samuel Beckett at the West Berlin Academy of Art in 1977. At Beckett’s request, he waited thirty years before performing Krapp’s Last Tape as part of his production of Shuffle, Shuffle, Step: Three Short Plays by Samuel Beckett, in Los Angeles, 2007. He is a former Associate Director of the Los Angeles Theatre Center and Los Angeles Actors’ Theatre, Producing Director of the San Quentin Drama Workshop, and Producer of the feature film Cock & Bull Story, based on the British play. His comic, scifi novel Off On A Tangent is currently available online.
James Bodden – The Red Light Princess (2014) & Black Dawn (2020)
James is a writer from Tegucigalpa, Honduras. His short fiction has appeared in Cherry Bleeds, Zerozine and Literary Muse. In addition to writing fiction, James has worked as a crime beat reporter and he hosted a paranormal radio show. You can follow James’s tweets @jwbodden.
Bruce Lee Bond attended the writing departments of San Francisco State and the University of Oregon. He’s a co-founder of the Alaska Writers Guild, and has stories and articles published in ten countries under two names. Montag Press Collective published his historical fantasy Lorelei novels starting with The Broken Coast set in 1906 San Francisco, part of a four book series stretching from the Nineteenth Century to the 1960s. He lived in Alaska where he drove a taxi for Yellow Cab for over 20 years. He had just recently finished his ninth novel, a mystery, when he was struck one early morning by a car driving through a red light without its lights on. Bruce was killed instantaneously.
Ed Bonilla – 5 Clones (2020)
Ed Bonilla is the founder of a small independent high school that aims to educate expelled students in Stockton, CA. The school has won several state awards and has helped dozens of students to earn a diploma. He is also the lead singer of a band called Radical Times and they play all over Northern California. His first novel was Mr. Smith, can I go to the bathroom?
Gabriel Boyer – Devil, Everywhere I look (2020)
Gabriel is the editor-in-chief of the largely defunct Mutable Sound, and has performed and produced many events in Boston and New York for over 20 years. He has recorded 9 albums, from the darkly comic story album, A Journey to Happiness Island, to the more nuanced country-western-inspired, No Place to Die. He has also put out four of his own books, most recently, Welcome to Weltschmerz, a memoir of the summer he performed plays in bedrooms across America, and, A Survey of my Failures this Far, a collection of seven distinct works the Journal of Contemporary Fiction described as "Barthian post-modernism on crack".
Daniel Boyd – The Devil & Streak Wilson (2020)
Daniel Boyd's first novel, NADA (Casperian, 2010) was a finalist for the Spur Award from the Western Writers of America, even though it wasn’t a western. His second book, EASY DEATH (Hardcase Crime, 2014) got excellent reviews.
Mr. Bussard is the author of Stinger Stars, Beyond Hercules, and Tangaroa. He lives near Houston, Texas where he is an active member of the Woodlands Writers’ Guild. You can follow Mr. Bussard on facebook at or at his blog page
Meghan Brown – This is Happening Now (2014)
Meghan is a playwright and screenwriter living in Los Angeles. She is the author of the play collection This is Happening Now. Full-length plays include The Pliant Girls, Trochilidae (Max K. Lerner Fellowship winner), Psyche (Princess Grace Award finalist), The Fire Room (Hollywood Fringe Festival Award winner), The Gypsy Machine, and Perfect Teeth for Crocodile Land. For author updates and performance schedules please visit www.MeghanBrown.net
Kathy L. Brown – The Big Cinch (2021)
Kathy Brown live and write in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Her novelette, Water of Life, and novella, The Resurrectionist, are available in print and as ebooks from Amazon.com. The Resurrectionist is also available from Ingram. Her short fiction has appeared in the Bards and Sages Anthology Great Tome of Forgotten Relics and Artifacts (The Great Tomes Series, Volume One), with earlier works in Bards and Sages Quarterly, Golden Visions Magazine, and Mused Literary Journal. Hippocrene has published several poems. Kathy is on all the usual social media and her blog lives at kathylbrown.com.
Keith Browne - The Strangled Hubris (2020)
K.T. (Keith Trevor) Browne was born in 1980 and grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He was always an avid reader, an active dreamer and took inspiration from authors such as J.R.R. Tolkien, Terry Brooks, and Stephen King. He found a creative outlet for his imagination in his youth, pencil sketching, writing out his fantasies in small amounts and went on to work in the public sector.
He learned to play the guitar, bass guitar, and mandolin and became a semi-professional musician, all the while continuing to read and immerse himself in fantasy and science fiction. He left work in his mid-thirties to look after his children, never thinking seriously about writing, yet found himself gravitating toward his laptop. Then, suddenly and unexpectedly, he began to write a short, fast-paced story. That ‘short’ story became his first novel, The Strangled Hubris.
Charis - PORTLAND MUST DIE: 51 Ways to End Your World (2021)
Charis' poetry, essays, and stories have been published in numerous magazines and journals, including Literacy Today, Parting Gifts, Education Week (online), Barbaric Yawp, White Crow, and Poetry Depth Quarterly.
Alana I. Capria has an MFA in Creative Writing and is a manipulator of paranormal, historical, scientific, and mythological oddities. She resides in Northern New Jersey with her husband and rabbit. Everything you wanted to know about Alana can be found at alanaicapria.com.
Colleen Chen – Dysmorphia Kingdom (2015)
Colleen Chen is a writer transplanted to the Twin Cities after years isolated in rural Brazil. Her stories have appeared in two anthologies (Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica Vol. 6 and Pink Narcissus Press’ Queer Fish) and several semi-professional venues online. She blogs at www.colleenchen.com and she is a reviewer for the speculative fiction review site Tangent Online.
Chris Clancy – We Take Care of Our Own (2020)
Chris Clancy holds an MFA in Creative Writing from American University, where he won the 2003 Myra Sklarew Award in Prose for Sight Reading, his thesis collection of stories. His short fiction has appeared in Alligator Juniper and Folio. He lives in Nashville with his wife and two daughters
Alan Clinton – The Autobiography of Buster Keaton (2014)
Alan Ramón Clinton is a poet, novelist, and scholar of poetry and writing pedagogy who is currently writing down the street from the Iowa Writers Workshop. Clinton is the author of the monograph, Mechanical Occult: Automatism, Modernism, and the Specter of Politics (Peter Lang), a volume of poems, Horatio Alger’s Keys (BlazeVOX), and a collection of short fictions entitled Curtain Call: A Metaphorical Memoir (Open Books). His novel, Necropsy in E Minor, published by Open Books in June 2011, was shortlisted for the Dundee International Book Prize.
WA Coleman – Wound and Suture (2015)
WA Coleman is a freelance writer and published author (Mcbook’s Press 2012). His work has been featured in literary magazines throughout the U.S, The U.K and Australia including the Evergreen Review, Houston Literary, Los Angeles Review, Thrice Fiction, 3 A.M Magazine, Fiction 365, The Foundling Review, The Fringe, Bull Fiction for Men, Twisted Tongue Magazine, Full of Crow and many more.
Michael Coolwood is a life-long Londoner and was raised on a literary diet of Terry Pratchett, P.G. Wodehouse, and Douglas Adams. He studied English Literature and Drama at university and discovered that life is much better when you spend it writing, filming, and drinking with friends.
Connor De Bruler –
Born in the midwest, Connor De Bruler grew up in the deep South. He has published several short stories in anthologies such as Southern Gothic Shorts as well as And Now the Nightmare Begins. An unexpurgated version of his short story Venus can be read for free on Dabblestone Horror.com. He also has stories on Six Sentences.com, Death’s Head Grin, Peep, One Page Stories, Lit Up Magazine, Glossolalia Magazine and Dark Anima Journal. Mr. De Bruler talks about his love of languages here.
Marcin Dolecki – Philosopher’s Crystal (2016)
Dr. Dolecki has a Doctor of Humanities degree (in the field of History of Science) and a graduate degree in philosophy and chemistry. Currently he works as an assistant professor at the Institute for the History of Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences and has conducted philosophy classes at the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Warsaw, where he currently gives lectures in the history of chemistry. Dr. Dolecki lives in Poland where he blogs at his blog: Double-Edged (S)words.
Philip Douglas - Wrecked (2019)
Philip Douglas was brought up in England and went to university in Scotland, worked and traveled in various parts and ended up in Australia, where he writes now.
Nathan Elias - Coil Quake Rift (2020), The Reincarnations (2020)
Nathan Elias grew up in Toledo, Ohio. A former filmmaker, he earned his MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles. His short fiction, poetry, essays, and book reviews have appeared in publications such as PANK, Entropy, Hobart, Pithead Chapel, and Barnstorm, and he was a finalist of The Saturday Evening Post 2020 Great American Fiction Contest. He now lives in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife and rescue dog. He can be found at www.Nathan-Elias.com.
Michael Farfel – Mindiidus or Manfred Bugsbee and the Bleak Four. (2021)
Michael lives and writes out of Salt Lake City, Utah. His work joyfully unpacks the emergent realities we so often take for granted — be it the strange rituals of domestic life or the potential unreality of home appliance repair. He’s even been known to write speculative fiction about reluctant, out-of-shape interdimensional-warriors (Montag Press, 2021). You can find links to his work on his website, MichaelFarfel.com.
Milo James Fowler - Madame Antic's Hotel Grotesque (2020)
Milo James Fowler is a teacher by day and a speculative fictioneer by night. When he's not grading papers, he's imagining what the world might be like in a dozen alternate realities. So far, his short fiction has appeared in more than 150 publications, including AE SciFi, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Cosmos, Daily Science Fiction, Nature, and the Wastelands 2 anthology edited by John Joseph Adams. Find Milo's novels, novellas, and short story collections wherever books are sold.
A.A Garrison – The End of Jack Cruz (2013)
A.A. Garrison is a man living in the mountains of North Carolina, where he writes and landscapes. His short fiction has appeared in dozens of magazines, anthologies, and web journals. His blog is synchroshock.
D. Glasheen – Backbiters (2017)
Debra Leea writes poems, lyrics, short stories, plays, and novels on the shores of Lake Michigan in Milwaukee. Contact Debra Leea at debraleeaglasheen.com for more information, to schedule a reading/lecture, or to chat.
J.E Gurley was born in Corinth, Mississippi February 19, 1954. He is the author of Hell Rig & Shadow Walker, both from Damnation Books and Blood Lust, Ice Station Zombies and Judgment Day from Severed Press. Information about his work can be found at jamesgurley.com.
Ace Antonio Hall – The Confessions of Sylva Slasher (2013)
Mr. Hall was first published in 1998 to an Adelphi University publication in Garden City, New York called Luna with his short story called 1936. After earning his BFA degree from Long Island University, Mr. Hall taught middle school English for over 10 years. He was also the Vice-President of the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society (GLAWS) from 2009-2011. Additionally, Mr. Hall has worked as an actor in principal roles for a few independent films, including playing the role of Prince Thun in AFTRA’s Radio Play: Flash Gordon and being Vanessa William’s date in ABC’s Desperate Housewives.
Ace’s labor of love is writing Zombie Horror with character-driven plots featuring female protagonists. Read more about Ace’s two worlds here at the Chatsworth Patch.
Soramimi Hanarejima – Visits to the Confabulatorium (2017) & Frenemies By Destiny (2018)
Soramimi Hanarejima is convinced that fiction can play an important role in exploring and developing metacognition. Soramimi writes stories to engage in literary experiments about thinking, in hopes of finding unique narrative insights.
James S Holley – Decoherent (2021)
Mr. Holley was a police officer for 36 years, starting in 1978 as a slick-sleeved rookie and ending his career as chief of police. In between, he worked assignments from street crime to SWAT to K-9 and, frankly, had a very interesting time doing it. After retirement, he decided to write a novel. It was an intriguing process, both easier and more difficult than he'd imagined. Decoherent is the result of those efforts.
James Isaac – WOAD (2021)
James Isaac has had several short stories published between 2011-2015, including a sale to Analog (Valued Employee, July/August 2014)
A selection of other stories published:
Coughs and Sneezes in 'That Hoodoo, Voodoo That You Do: A Dark Rituals Anthology' by Lincoln Crisler, 2015
The Fifer of Moments, Abyss and Apes #52, 2014
Monkeys and Empire States Buildings, Perihelion, Apr 12 2013
Shattering Obsidian, Bards and Sages Quarterly, Jul 2013
James taught English and Mythology in China for 3 years and has been working as a teacher in London, England, for the last 5 years. Currently, James is creating unique story-telling experiences through computer games, available on Steam.
Jeremy John – THINSPACE (2021)
Jeremy contributes to the Good Men Project, Geez, Sojourners, the Huffington Post and Red Letter Christians, blogging here. He is currently employed as a developer building websites for socially-conscious organizations while snatching time on the side for his burgeoning science fiction career.
Brian Jacobson - The Truth About The Moon and The Stars (2018)
Brian Jacobson was born in 1981 and raised outside of Boston. He is a graduate of Emerson College and lives in Portland, Oregon. The Truth About the Moon and the Stars is his first novel.
Michael Keller – Toy Soldiers (2016)
Mr. Keller famously traveled alone to India to direct a crime drama film, in a slum, on a shoe-string budget. He didn’t know anyone there before he arrived, and soon found himself in over my head — struggling to adapt to the surroundings, weaving through Mumbai traffic jams in deathtrap auto rickshaws, bribing corrupt officials and making due with scarce resources at hand. Filming in a shantytown was an uphill battle against time, fatigue, mosquitoes, hunger, language barriers and equipment failure. In the end Mr. Keller returned home looking skeletal, but feeling triumphant with a finished film in hand.
His film ‘Red Gold’ won “Best International Thriller” at the Manhattan Film Festival, and received several rave reviews. For more information about the project, as well as a sampling of behind-the-scenes photographs, please go to www.RedGoldTheFilm.com.
Vic Kerry – Children of Lot (2013)
Vic Kerry is a horror author from Alabama. He holds an MFA in writing popular fiction from Seton Hill University. Vic blogs at here
Stephanie Klein - Planetoid Sassafrass and Other Erotic Tales (2019)
With traces of JG Ballard in their blood, Stephanie Klein loves the surrealist with a touch of sci-fi and they are active in the exploration of flesh and gender fluidity.
John Kloosterman – The Machinist (2020)
John Kloosterman has an M.A. in English from Baylor University and has had stories featured in Cast of Wonders, Daily Science Fiction, and Futures Magazine. He teaches writing at Mclennan Community College in Waco, and in his spare time studies medieval literature and video games (usually separately). He also occasionally enjoys watching various cartoons and anime with his friends.
Charles S. Kraszewski – Accomplices You Ask? (2021)
Charles Kraszewski is a published poet and translator (from the Polish and the Czech), with three collections of individual poetry in English (Beast — Plan B Press, Alexandria, Va; Diet of Nails — Červená Barva, Somerset, MA, both 2013, and Chanameed — Anaphora, Atlanta, 2014) as well as one collection of individual poetry in Polish (Hallo Sztokholm) currently underway in Kraków. Most of the book-length translations of poetry and drama have been published by Glagoslav in London. Polish authors include Adam Mickiewicz, Juliusz Słowacki and Tytus Czyżewski; amongst the Czech authors he has brought out are Jaroslav Hašek and Jan Balabán. His translation of Jan Kochanowski’s renaissance drama The Dismissal of the Grecian Envoys was produced at Shakespeare’s Globe in London.
Jonathan Langley worked as a DJ in alternative clubs and on music radio in South Africa for ten years before moving to the UK where he has worked as a leftist opinion writer for Huffington Post Blogs, the Baptist Times, Christianity Magazine and a bunch of other political/religious publications. He's been a radio pundit, produces and hosts a political/arts/religious podcast and won the Graham Greene International Festival's prize for travel writing a few years ago. His day job is working for the Baptist Missionary Society, heading up a team of writers and designers.
Matthew C. Lucas – The Mountain(2021)
Matthew C. (“Matt”) Lucas was born and raised in Tampa, Florida and lives there now with his wife and their two sons. He did his undergraduate work at Florida State University and went to law school at the University of Florida. By day, he’s an appellate judge in the state court system, but he’s been writing fantasy fiction for longer than he’s been writing legal briefs. The Mountain is a dark, epic fantasy that was ten years in the making. He is also the author of Yonder & Far, an historical fantasy (Ellysian Press), that will debut in 2021. Matt’s shorter works have appeared in Bards & Sages Quarterly, The Society of Misfit Stories, Collective Realms, and Swords & Sorcery Magazine.
David Massengill is the author of the short story collection Fragments of a Journal Salvaged from a Charred House in Germany, 1816(Hammer & Anvil Books). Over 70 of his short works of horror and literary fiction have appeared in literary journals, including Eclectica Magazine, Word Riot, Danse Macabre, Pulp Metal Magazine, and Yellow Mama. My stories are also in the anthologies Gothic Blue Book: The Revenge Edition, Gothic Blue Book IV: The Folklore Edition, Long Live the New Flesh: Year Two, State of Horror: California, and Clones, Fairies, & Monsters in the Closet. He has received grants for my fiction from Seattle’s Artist Trust organization and Seattle’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs. His website is www.davidmassengillfiction.com.
Dave Mathew is a UK based author. For more information, please read this extended interview.
Steven Maxwell – Hanging Fields (2012)
Steven Maxwell was born in Liverpool, England. Hanging Fields is his debut novel.
Jesse McKinnell – Anarchy and Other Lies (2020)
Jesse is a writer living in southern Maine. Anarchy is his second novel. His first novel, Dead Cats and Other Reflections on Parenthood was selected by Publishers Weekly as a semi-finalist for their 2017 Booklife Prize. He regularly releases short stories on his website: jessemckinnell.com.
David McLeavy – The Swordsman (2020)
Mr. McLeavy is an established, award-winning TV commercial director who has created spots for companies like The Wall Street Journal, Comcast, Mercedes Benz, Denny’s, Aquafina and more. The Swordsman is his debut novel.
Jim’s short works have appeared in leading literary magazines and journals, including Collier’s Magazine, Alaska Quarterly Review, New Orleans review, South Carolina Review, Phoebe, Baltimore Review, and Witness. His stories have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, the Shirley Jackson Award, and one was runner up for the O.Henry Awards.
Paul Meloy – Islington Crocodiles (2008, 2013, 2020)
Paul Meloy was born in 1966 in South London. He is the author of Islington Crocodiles and Dogs With Their Eyes Shut, and the collection Electric Breakfast. His work has been published in Black Static, Interzone and a variety of award-winning anthologies. He lives in Devon with his family.
A. R. Meyering – The Resurrectionist (2020)
A.R. Meyering's novel Unreal City won a Literary Classics International Book Award gold medal for YA horror and a Moonbeam Award bronze medal in YA horror. It also garnered a positive review from Publishers Weekly after being named a 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award quarterfinalist. They hold a bachelor’s in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a specialization in Victorian and neo-Victorian literature. The also studied Scottish literature, history, and folklore firsthand in Edinburgh during college.
Mark Miller - The Librarian at the End of the World (2019)
Aside from his debut novel, Mark Miller is currently sitting on top of two completed feature-length film scripts; four children’s books manuscripts a romance novel; and 150 pages of a non-fiction work on global warming, information literacy, and the mass media landscape, please inquire if any of these interest you, and you are in a position to move the projects forward (Hello, Hollywood).
Paul Miller - Albrecht Drue, ghostpuncher. (2020)
Albrecht Drue, ghostpuncher is Paul Miller's memoir. Paul Miller asked us to remind folks that he will respond to any and all fan mail, as long as it comes attached to a factory-sealed bottle of high proof liquor. Preferably bourbon.
Nicholas Morine – Punish the Wicked (2014)
Nick writes from the beautiful Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia, Canada. When he’s not poundings the keys pushing out articles, he can be found with a book or a bass guitar in hand. His preferred genres are cyberpunk and dark fantasy with a dystopian edge. Horror frightens him, but he writes it anyways. Nick holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature as well as a Master of Philosophy in Humanities, both from Atlantic Canada’s largest university, Memorial University of Newfoundland. He tweets @NicholasMorine
Matt Mott – Finding Woods (2014)
Matt Mott is from the East Coast of Canada. He lives in Miramichi, New Brunswich, where he writes down the monsters he meets while walking in the trees. Along the way, he has taught writing for the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, and introduction to literature for the College of North Atlantic, Labrador City. His poetry appears in The Antigonish Review #168, he was shortlisted for The Malahat Review 2012 Novella Prize, and his fiction earned a number of Honorable Mentions in the Glimmer Train Press fiction contest. Finding Woods is his debut collection.
Scott Navicky – 3 Essays on Imagereality (2017)
Mr. Navicky is a novelist. His debut novel, Humboldt: Or, The Power of Positive Thinking, a creative misreading of Voltaire’s Candide, or Optimism, was published by the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography. His work has appeared in Chicago Literati, HYPERtext Magazine, (614) Magazine, Fiction Writers Review, Necessary Fiction, ZO Magazine, and Chaos + Words.
Brandon Nolta lives in north Idaho with his wife and two children, working as a freelance writer and editor to support his wife, children, and student debt he racked up while earning an MFA in fiction. His poetry and fiction have appeared in Strong Verse, The Pedestal Magazine, Digital Science Fiction, Big Pulp and a number of other publications, including upcoming issue of Stupefying Stories. You can follow Brandon on Twitter @b_nolta.
Anderson O'Donnell - Kingdom: Tiber Noir (2019)
Anderson O'Donnell is obsessed with Dystopian/noir fiction, the Clash, and his two little boys.
Nick Perilli – Cul-de-sac (2021)
This is Nick's debut novel, but you can find short fiction of his in various online journals like X-R-A-Y, Maudlin House, Pidgeonholes, and more. Nick placed second in a short story contest held by Short Edition, part of the prize being publication of the submitted piece in their vending machines around the world. In addition to being a writer, he works as a librarian and live in Philadelphia where he graduated from Arcadia University's MFA in Fiction program.
Pete Peru & Lord Tupelo - The Reeking Hegs (2020)
After serving as a milkman, Pete Peru travelled the Andes extensively before returning to England, where he studied Pre-Colombian Art at the University of Essex. He is one of the co-founders of Church of Bongo, an eruption of high free-spirits that manifested in Cubbington Woods but was
swiftly supressed by agents of established authority. The Church survives in spirit, but Sr.Peru moved on and now lives near Barcelona, Spain, and plays guitar in a band called Chameleon Death Squad.
Lord Tupelo, seventh son of the fifth Earl, was born in the last century in Warwickshire, England. After many years spent travelling throughout Europe on the Grand Tour, including spells of living as a hobo and working menial jobs, Lord Tupelo returned to Warwickshire and settled in Leamington
Spa, taking on the ancestral Brewing & Banking concerns. Over the following years Lord Tupelo’s name was linked with a number of art and music projects, among them the apocalyptic work of black humour known as The Reeking Hegs, finally published almost thirty years after it was written.
Now retired from public life, Lord Tupelo remains active, currently calling for a worldwide post-Coronavirus green revolution in a series of acclaimed podcasts titled “Well, we’re not going back to THAT, are we?”
Gary Petras – Memories End (2020)
Gary Petras is the author of the Thorndancer series, Farrow And Blackstorm series, and Small Heroes series all published by Wee Creek Press. He is also the author of The Sisters Hood published by Portals Publishing.
Adam Phillips – Manifest (2020)
For the past fifteen years Adam has been selling poems, short stories, essays, and one novel. Currently Adam teaches English to at-risk 8th graders and coaches high school basketball.
Sean Pollock – The Peacock Agenda - The Play (2020)
Sean Pollock is a Philadelphia and NYC based multidisciplinary artist, writer, director, creator, sometimes actor and sometimes costume/production designer from Mountain Lakes, New Jersey. He is a graduate of Ithaca College with a BA in Theatre Studies and Writing. He has also trained at the National Theatre Institute Theatremarkers Program at the Eugene O Neil Theatre (NTI), Directors Lab North (Toronto), Directors Lab Chicago and Directors Lab West (Los Angeles).
Prior to graduating from Ithaca, he served as the founder and Artistic Director of the Macabre Theatre Ensemble, a theatre company dedicated to creating horror, horror-comedy, science fiction and experimental work based out of Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY where he directed the US College Premiere of CARRIE: THE MUSICAL among many others.
Select recent theatre directing and playwriting credits include: THE BED SHOW (Philly Theatre Week), THIS IS A PLAY ABOUT NEWSCASTERS (Rhinofest, Chicago), ONE MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL (New Ohio Theatre), THE WEIRD (The Brick), AMERICAN JUGGALO (HERE Arts Center, New Ohio Theatre, Vital Joint, Porterspace Residency 2017). His new play, UP IN FLAMES, based on the 2017 Fyre Festival was recently chosen for an Artist Residency with Rising Sun Performing Company on Governors Island and is in the process of further development.
He has served as the Literary Associate for The Dirty Blondes, Literary Manager for Playlight Theatre Company and is a company member/co founder of Unattended Baggage Company. He has also written for the digital websiode series DOWNWARD MOBILITY and SEXY NERD STUFF on Youtube. He has also been a teaching artist at 82nd St Academics, Wingspan Arts, Theatre Horizon, and the public school district of Philadelphia. He also enjoys collaging and photography. More information can be found at https://www.seanpollock.net/
Born and raised in the Scarborough area of Toronto, Canada, Jonathan R. Rose has always been surrounded by other cultures. He has constantly sought the opportunity to learn about the world from those inhabiting all parts of it. As a result, he has spent over a third of his life travelling, exploring and living in many countries, most prominently in Mexico, where has lived for nearly 10 years, and Argentina, where he lived for 2 years.
His first novel, Carrion was published by Montag Press in 2015. Since then he has had numerous short stories published in various online magazines, including the Spadina Literary Review, the Danforth Review and more. In addition to, The Spirit of Laughter, which is also published by Montag Press, in 2020 Jonathan R. Rose has also had the novel, Gato y Lobo published by Timón Editores in Mexico City.
Lee Rozelle – Jasmine Waltz (2020)
Lee is the author of two nonfiction books: Zombiescapes and Phantom Zones and Ecosublime. His work has been published in journals ranging from Exquisite Corpse to Twentieth-Century Literature. He recently published a story in Dark Dossier magazine with one forthcoming in Steel Toe Review.
Trevor Richardson – Dystopia Boy (2014)
Trevor Richardson is the author of American Bastards, published in 2011 by Inkwater Press. A west coast man by birth, Trevor was brought up in Texas and has since ventured back west and put down roots in Portland, Oregon. His short stories have been published in Word Riot, Underground Voices, and he has work in the Doomology: The Dawning of Disasters anthology.
American Bastards is a surreal novel of self-discovery and hipster culture. In this novel a number of dead rock stars try to save the world, a hitchhiking Uncle Sam heads to Hollywood, New York City is invaded by the restless dead, and more. According to Mr. Richardson “We are the bastard children of the American Dream.” He is a founding member of an experimental art group called the Seahorse Rodeo Folk Revival and he is the editor of The Subtopian.
Jason Rizos – Supercenter (2013)
Jason Rizos is a novelist, short story writer and avid homebrewer residing in Portland, Oregon. His first novel, Supercenter, is a social satire about a future hyper-materialistic consumer world where children are raised within sealed retail Megastores and groomed as soldiers via video game training. Jason Rizos blogs at supercenternation.com
Mike Robinson – The Prince of Earth (2020)
Mike Robinson is the author of nine books: eight novels (the trilogy The Enigma of Twilight Falls, The Prince of Earth, Dreamshores, Skunk Ape Semester, The Atheist, Hurakan's Chalice) and one collection of short fiction, Too Much Dark Matter, Too Little Gray. All tack toward the weird, the darkly fantastic, the metaphysical, the odd residue scraped from the bottom of our "souls" (he was a PhD in puns). A native of Los Angeles, his blood is half-celluloid, so it was inevitable that he also became a screenwriter and producer, not to mention co-editor of the magazine Literary Landscapes for the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society, or GLAWS. A short film he cro-wrote, Chrysaline, debuted at the Louisiana International Film Festival in 2016, and his feature film, Corral, a psychological, supernatural thriller, hopefully will have seen the light toward autumn 2018. He is Lead Writer for 5Rainbow Productions. You can find out more about Mr. Robinson at https://www.mike-robinsonauthor.com/
Mike is represented by Jennifer Azantian, of the Azantian Literary Agency.
Mike Sauve has written non-fiction for The National Post, Variety, and HTMLGIANT. His online fiction has appeared in Pif Magazine, Monkeybicycle, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and university journals of moderate renown. Stories have appeared in actual printing in M-Brane, Feathertale, Filling Station, and elsewhere.
Nigel Anthony Sellars – The Gonaymne Weapon (2015)
Mr. Sellars is a graduate of the professional writing program in the journalism school at the University of Oklahoma. He earned his doctorate in history from OU. Currently, he is an associate professor of in history department at Christopher Newport University in Newport News. Virginia.
Kindred Stockton is a nom de plume of Geoffrey S. Bok. GSB currently toils as the lab supervisor for a hazardous waste treatment facility in New England, which specializes in heavy metals precipitation in industrial wastewater. In his spare time Mr. Bok spreads himself thin over hobbies including bowhunting, fishing, amateur forestry, mushroom foraging, and gardening. He's a Japanophile, and has begun a life long journey of learning to speak, read, and write the Japanese language. He's also the owner of a fictional business, and the purveyor of rare and unusual cannabis-themed tweets @GummyNugs. He puts two spaces after his punctuations. Strange birds ruffle feathers.
Don Swaim - The Man With Two Faces (2018)
Don Swaim is a novelist, journalist, broadcaster, and a winner of the Pearl S. Buck International short story award. His novel, "The Assassination of Ambrose Bierce: A Love Story," was published in April 2016 by Hippocampus Press, New York. Swaim's literary thriller, "The H.L. Mencken Murder Case" (St. Martin's Press), was republished as a trade paperback by the Authors Guild's Back in Print program. His fiction and articles have been published in small magazines and on the web, as well as his ebooks "Steampunk Electroblaster Romance" and "Bright Sun Extinguished: Ode to Norman Mailer." Swaim is a Kansan by birth, Ohioan by education, Manhattanite by inclination, and Pennsylvanian by preference. His long-running CBS Radio broadcast about books and writers, "Book Beat: The Podcast," continues on the Internet. He is also the founder of the venerable Bucks County Writers Workshop, and edits the web's definitive Ambrose Bierce. Site: http://donswaim.com.
Dana Schwartz - O My Days - The Play (2020)
Dana Schwartz is a writer, director, actress working in her adopted home of Los Angeles for the past couple of decades. Her full length play “Early Birds”
had its World Premiere at the Atwater Village Theater in 2019. Her play “@Playaz” is a 2019 O’Neill Finalist. “Perspective” recently enjoyed its World Premiere at Theater at the Museum at LACMA. “The PTA” and “That Time She Proposed” were in several productions of the internationally renowned Car Plays, notably at REDcat LA, Disney Hall, Segerstrom Arts and Costa Mesa. “Undead” will be produced at Theater Roulette in Cleveland, and “Epitaph” is her first published play. She is the co-creator and Producer of Theater at the Museum at LACMA, and is currently the Producer of the MADlab New Play Development Program at Moving Arts, where she is also a company member.
Declan Tan dmtan.wordpress.com is a borderline journalist and a mainline novelist from London living in Germany. He has written fiction and poetry, for the internet and for paper.
Marko Vignjevic's writing history includes The Premiere, Cycle No.1, a winner of the Zavetine Literary Award, and Writings of a Wretch, a vignette, published by Black Leaf in 2009. His novel Očevo mleko (Father's Milk) won the literary competition of a Belgrade publishing house Arete, and was featured at the Belgrade Book Fair in 2017.
Mike Verant – The Culling Gods (2021)
M Verant writes speculative fiction. His first novel, POWER IN THE AGE OF LIES, was a cathartic scream that became a well-reviewed speculative political thriller. With his therapeutic writing complete, he now focuses on his favorite genre, fantasy and science fiction. He resides in northern California.
A sample of reviews of Verant’s first novel, POWER IN THE AGE OF LIES:
"A riveting political thriller, all the more plausible given today's national nightmare. Very highly recommended." - Midwest Book Review
"A powerful, exciting read that is both hopeful and terrifying … champions science, empathy, and truth." - Michael Huttner, author of The Resistance Handbook
More info at www.mverant.com
Ruuf Wangersen – The Pleasure Model Repairman (2018)
Ruuf is an author and playwright. The Pleasure Model Repairman is his debut novel. He lives in Seattle. Or so we're led to believe.
Gil A Waters – NeuroVont Incorporated (2013)
Gil A. Waters is no one in particular; just a generic middle-class white boy, born in the bowels of the Midwest and raised in a bland East Coast suburb. He is a misanthrope who hungers for human connections. Even though he doesn’t like people all that much, he desperately needs their validation to compensate for the fact that he has no intrinsic sense of self-worth. He finds the world to be a largely uninhabitable place, yet is forced by an accident of birth to live in it. But he tries to see the humor in his existential predicament. Gil Waters writes at Gilwaters.com.
Peter Wiesner – Xtremus (2015)
Peter was born after WW2 in London and spent most of his early childhood in Berlin, Germany. His family moved to Santa Monica, California where he studied film at UCLA and history at UC Berkeley. Peter has a MA from from the Univ. of Pennsylvania and a Ed.D. from Rutgers University. He has published educational materials for engineers. He has published poetry as well as chapters in books (most recent one, Challenge for Change. Activist Documentary at the National Film Board of Canada.) He has written about media in education as well as about the implications of technology on society.
David Williams – The End of Jack Cruz : The Play (2014)
David L. Williams is a graduate of the theater department of Cornell University, where he was a four time award recipient in the Heerman’s-McCalmon Playwriting contest. Since then, he has written more than twenty-five plays and musicals. David’s CV.
P. J. Willett – The Controlled (2020)
Mr. Willett has been a teacher for thirteen years. He self-published his first attempt after a plethora of surprisingly pleasant rejections. Having recently completed a year as a columnist for a sports publication, he was been able to establish a sizeable personal readership, and amass a 23000+ following on his verified Twitter account (@P_J_Willett)
S.S. Whitaker – Mulch (2020)
Stephen Scott Whitaker (@SScottWhitaker) is a member of National Book Critics Circle and the managing editor for The Broadkill Review. His poems have appeared in Oxford Poetry, Grub Street, and Anderbo, among other journals. He is the author of three chapbooks, including the Dogfish Head Poetry Prize winning Field Recordings, and the USA Book Award nominee, All My Rowdy Friends.
John Wojewoda – Three Wojewoda Plays (2013)
John Wojewoda is a Toronto based writer and musician who has been writing and playing music for many years. He majored in Theater at Concordia University in Montreal, and also holds a B.A. in History. Currently he is working toward a music degree from the Royal Conservatory of Music, studying classical guitar and viola. John has produced several of his own plays professionally in Toronto and Montreal. He continues to write and is currently writing a novel online called ‘The Reincarnation of Robert Hooke’.
James M Wright – The Kraken Imaginary (2020)
James M Wright worked for many years as a psychotherapist and wilderness guide. He also served time as an apple picker, tree planter, ambulance driver, logger, stone mason, carpenter, boat builder, and journalist. He is the author of The Gorge of Despair, a novel about grief and loss in mountaineering, and Mirror of Beasts: Episodes of a Reflected Ecology, an investigation of the interplay between animal myths and psychological reality. Wright lives on the coast of Maine.
Kyle Yadlosky – Creep with a Camera (2016)
Kyle Yadlosky is a Nashville author with credits through Gothic City Press, Play with Death, Scarlet Galleon Publications, and Dorkly.com. He has upcoming stories slated with Sirens Call Publications and Emby Press.
Walker Zupp - Martha (2020)
Walker Zupp studied English Language & Creative Writing at Lancaster University, where he remained for the Creative Writing Independent Study MA. Currently, he is currently in a Ph.D. program at Exeter.