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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.  He lives with his loving wife, Michelle, and his two super cool little dudes, Max and Alex.  For more information see

Zachary Amendt – STAY (2014), Open Concept (2017) & FRESH (2018) 

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.

Leonor Asphxiate - Planetoid Sassafrass and Other Erotic Tales (2019)

With traces of JG Ballard in their blood, Leonor Asphxiate loves the surrealist with a touch of sci-fi and they are active in the exploration of flesh and gender fluidity.

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 (2019)

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 – Broken Coast (2014), Treasures of the Night (2015), Girls Gone South (2016) & Hippie Hill (2018)

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 novel The Broken Coast set in 1906 San Francisco, part of a series stretching from the Nineteenth Century to the modern day. He lives in Alaska and the Northwest, and has recently finished his ninth novel.


Paul Bussard – Stinger Stars (2013) Beyond Hercules (2014)

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

Keith Browne - The Strangled Hubris (2019)

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.


Alana Capria – Hooks and Slaughterhouse (2013) & Wrapped in Red (2014)

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


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 and she is a reviewer for the speculative fiction review site Tangent Online.


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 – Confessions of a Gentleman Arachnid (2015)

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.

Michael also runs a moderately successful Youtube channel that you should check out. His personal website is here.


Connor De Bruler – Tree Black (2012), Mountain Devils (2015) & Olden Days (2018)

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 He also has stories on Six, 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.


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 for more information, to schedule a reading/lecture, or to chat.


J.E. Gurley – Oracle of Delphi (2013) & Pools of Yarrah (2016)

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


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.


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


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


David Massengill – Red Swarm (2015) & The Skin that Fits (2017)

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


David Mathew – Ventriloquists (2014), O My Days (2015), Sick Dice (2016), The Parry and the Lunge (2018) & Dreadnought Flex (2018)

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.


Jim Meirose – Mount Everest (2015) & Eli the Rat (2016)

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.  Two collections of his short work have been published and his novels, Marcia, Monkey, and Freddie Mason’s Wake are forthcoming from Montag Press as well.


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).

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 – Iron and Smoke (2015)

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. 

Gary Petras – Memories End (2019)

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


Jonathan Rose – Carrion (2015)

Inspired by his time in Mexico City, where he lived for the past four years, Carrion is a conjecture as to what Mr. Rose believes would happen if this massive, overpopulated capital, which is every bit as carnivorous as any beast any storyteller could conjure up, was overrun by monsters that yearned to feast on the flesh of the living.


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


Mike Sauve – The Wraith of Skrellman (2015), The Apocalypse of Lloyd (2016) & I Ain't Got No Home in This World Anymore (2018)

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.

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:

Declan Tan – M Against M (2013), Hope: A Play (2017)

Declan Tan 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 Vignjević - The Peacock Agenda (2018)

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.

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


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.


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’.


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 He has upcoming stories slated with Sirens Call Publications and Emby Press.


Howard Z – (???)

Howard Z is known as ‘The most dangerous man in Davis, CA’. He continues to work on his long awaited debut novel. 

Walker Zupp - Martha (2019)

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.