1. Ann Hite – – Ann Hite’s Black Mountain stories were featured in the May 2008 Issue of The Dead Mule as an ebook, Life on Black Mountain. Beautiful Wreck, her new novel, was a semi-finalist in the 2009 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest. Circle of Light, a Black Mountain story, was nominated for Sundress Best of 2008. Believing in Magic, a personal essay, will appear in a new anthology published by Adams Media October 19, 2009, Christmas Traditions. The Christmas Tree Hunter appeared in Christmas Through A Child’s Eyes, published by Adams Media in 2008. Her personal story, Surviving Mom, was part of Marlo Thomas’ latest collection, The Right Words At The Right Time, Vol. 2
Ann has taught numerous workshops, most recently at Scribblers’ Writing Retreat on St. Simons Island.
Ann lives with her family in Atlanta where she has over 1,000 books, a butterfly garden, and her laptop.
2. Wayne Scheer – -Wayne Scheer has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a Best of the Web. His work has appeared in a variety of publications, including The Christian Science Monitor, Notre Dame Magazine, The Pedestal Magazine, flashquake, Smokelong Quarterly, Pindeldyboz, Flash Me Magazine and Camroc Press Review. Revealing Moments, a collection of twenty-four flash stories, is available as a free download at http://www.pearnoir.com/thumbscrews.htm. Wayne lives in Atlanta with his wife and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Kevin Brown – -Kevin won the Permafrost Literary Journal’s Midnight Sun Fiction Contest, the Touchstone Fiction Competition, and placed third in the Cadenza Fiction Contest. He was also nominated for a 2007 Journey Award, and has published in GUD, Space & Time, Murky Depths, Neonbeam, Morpheus Tales, sub-TERRAIN, Rosebud, and Underground Voices. His first story here “Angela’s Rising” was originally published in ‘Space and Time’ in October 2008.
4. Catherine Graham – -Catherine Graham is a Scottish Adventure writer who also loves to write Classic Horror stories. Her work has been published in several Places, including Poetry Scotland and The Battered Suitcase. Catherine is at the moment putting the finishing touches to her third book, which she hopes to be able to send out to publishers before Christmas. Madness in the Blood was first published in Steven Marshall’s SNM Horror Journal last June.
5. Judith Quaempts – -Judith Quaempts lives in rural eastern Oregon and is an activemember of Internet Writers Workshop. Her work has appeared in Camroc Press Review, Flash Fire 500, 50-1, Drunk and Lonely Men, and T-Zero.
6. Jeremy Clymer – -Jeremy Clymer 30 year-old lapsed English major living and working in Michigan he is married, has a daughter and just recently got back into the routine of writing short stories in his sparse free time. This story “The Old Ones” was inspired equally by H.P. Lovecraft’s mythology, Neil Gaiman’s humor, and Mitch Albom’s ability to thoroughly irritate him.
7. Pete Malicki – -Short bio: Pete Malicki started writing at the age of 18 and won a nationwide playwriting competition in his homeland of Australia with his first ever play, The New Inhabitant, at 20. He’s gone on to complete five full length novels, 20 plays, and dozens of short stories, poems, and articles for newspapers and magazines. He founded Helm Publishing in Australia and released his first title in May 2009, a full-length novel called Eyes And Knives. He also likes cheese and vampire-zombie hybrids. This story Stage Fright has placed in several competitions and was published in Writers Beat Quarterly as the “members’ choice runner-up”
7. Brian Johnpeer – -a Chief Engineer, has been a horror buff since he was five years old. Recently he’s had numerous publications in ezines, magazines, and anthologies. Brian is currently working on a novel, and once completed, he will seek literary representation to pursue his dream. He lives in Elk Grove, California with his wife Racquel, and three children. You can contact Brian at www. Myspace.com/brian_johnpeer
8. Jeremy C. Shipp – –
Jeremy C. Shipp’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in over 50 publications, the likes of Cemetery Dance, ChiZine, Apex Magazine, Pseudopod, and The Bizarro Starter Kit (blue). While preparing for the forthcoming collapse of civilization, Jeremy enjoys living in Southern California in a moderately haunted Victorian farmhouse with his wife, Lisa, and their legion of yard gnomes. He’s currently working on many stories and novels and is losing his hair, though not because of the ghosts. His books include Vacation, Sheep and Wolves, and Cursed. And thankfully, only one mime was killed during the making of his first short film, Egg.
9. Kathy Highcove – –
Kathy Highcove has been published in various Los Angeles publications, several e-zines and has written restaurant reviews for Valley Scene Magazine. She is an active member of the Internet Writing Workshop and has contributed book reviews to the IWW Book Blog; http://tiny.cc/6jUoO Kathy also edits the newsletter of the California Writers Club: In Focus, http://cwcwestvalley.org/newsletter.aspx
10. Evan Mielke – –
Evan has won no awards, published no articles, and has lived a charmed and disillusioned life. Told at a young age that his writing had “potential,” he harshly scorned the ones who attempted to guide him. Now, at the tender age of 19, amidst the fraternity members, the math majors, and the English professors at Kansas University, stands Evan Mielke, attempting to rectify the faults of his past. We Are Free: A Love Story, is a short social commentary on the fragility of the world around us and the ones that take advantage of our complacency. Besides We Are Free, Evan is working on completing a novel entitled Zoo. A link has been provided on the website, so have a look and see how it is coming along. You can read chapters at this link: http://www.facebook.com/#/pages/Zoo-A-Novel/144783396554?ref=ts
11. Lee Pletzers – –
Lee Pletzers is a writer who is very active in the genre world, online and off. Over 40 short stories of his have found publication in anthologies and magazines, e-zines and online.
In September 2009 his first novel, The Last Church, was released by BBS books. Lee is an avid reader and reviews for HarperCollins and Hachette via SFFANZ (Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand). He is a member of AHWA (Australian Horror Writers Association) and a founding member of SpecFicNZ.
Lee has edited 4 anthologies, worked as editor and reviewer for Sinisteria horror magazine, has translated one novel from Japanese to English and edited several novels for small press authors. In 2008 he created the popular social site for horror writers at: http://horrorwriters.ning.com/
You can find him online at: http://thestoryteller.co.nz
His Facebook fan page is located at: http://is.gd/4vGOJ
Click the book for my review of the last church
12. Casey Rea-Hunter – –
Casey Rae-Hunter is a Washington, DC-based writer, musician, producer and media expert. He publishes and records under the moniker The Contrarian, with TheContrarianMedia.com serving as the official hub for his varied interests. By day, he works in political communications, fighting to preserve the rights and freedoms of creators in the digital age. By night, he attempts to unlock the Mysteries through skeptical inquiry and aesthetic illumination. The Contrarian’s latest music release, Eldritch Musicks, is based on the Mythos of HP Lovecraft and other writers of weird fiction. It can be heard and purchased at TheContrarianMedia.com, or any number of digital services like iTunes. This short story, The Cove, read by Rae-Hunter himself, comes as an illustrated extra with purchase of the Eldritch Musicks CD.
13. R.J. Astruc Has published more than 20 shorts this year alone and her fiction has appeared in Abyss & Apex, Strange Horizons, Aurealis, Andromeda Spaceways and many, many more. You can find her online here or read (and support) her online pirate serial here. Her latest novel, A Festival of Skeletons, will be serialized by Crossed Genres.
14. John B. Rosenman John is an English professor at Norfolk State University where he designed and teaches a course in how to write Science fiction and Fantasy. He is a former Chairman of the Board of the Horror Writers Association and has published over 300 stories in places such as Weird Tales, Whitley Strieber’s Aliens, Fangoria, Galaxy, Starshore, The Age of Wonders, and Hot Blood. John has published eleven books, including SF action-adventure novels and stories such as Beyond Those Distant Stars and Speaker of the Shakk (Mundania Press); A Senseless Act of Beauty (Blade Publishing); Alien Dreams (Drollerie Press); Dax Rigby, War Correspondent (Lyrical Press); Here Be Dragons (Eternal Press); Green in our Souls (Damnation Books); and The Voice of Many Waters (Blue Leaf Publications). Visit him on the web at his website, http://johnrosenman.com, https://twitter.com/Writerman1 or here,
14. Lark Neville
Lark Neville has always adored words. Even as a child she was consumed with reading mysteries and horror novels. She found a home in the darkness, friends in the monsters, hope in the horror. Through much of her life she expressed her own darkness and pain through her poetry. She went on to channel her love of language into a career as a newspaper reporter and technical writer.
But her muse wouldn’t quiet. Her heart always longed for something more creative. She had to acknowledge her passion lies in weaving tales where monsters are beautiful, magic is alive, and being a little off of the norm might give you insights that save your life.
So this year she made serious efforts to branch out from poetry and nonfiction into short stories. She’s also begun working on her first novel. You can see her work at http://www.larkneville.com. She can also be found on Twitter and Facebook. She hopes you’ll visit her online and say hello. She can always use a few more friends to help her get through the night.
15. James O. Eternalis — The name is James O. Eternalis, but most folks know me by the appellation Slick Jimmy.
I was born in the vast mountain west of North America, and during my two score plus years roaming the planet, I have been a jack of all trades, and a master of none. Ah, but such is the life of an itinerant Bohemian.
If you chance to read more of my lil’ yarns, you may see that I turn up occasionally in their pages. You may ask why that is? Well, they’re my adventures after all, aren’t they?
These days I spend my time, plinking songs on my guitar and singing on my porch to the neighbors, painting and drawing erotic art most amateurishly, chasing and catching the sashaying tails of the doxies that happen to cross my path, all the while typing endless lines of prose looking for literary gems amongst the dross of my imagination.
16. Daniel José Older — Daniel is a published author and SCBWI member who has facilitated workshops on gender violence and racism at Ivy League universities, public schools, religious houses and prisons all over the east coast. His short stories have appeared in the anthology Sunshine/Noir (City Works Press, 2005), The Freezine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (November issue), The Tide Pool (October issue) and as part of Sheree Renée Thomas’ Black Pot Mojo Reading Series in New York City He has presented multimedia theater productions about New York history at venues around the city and regularly collaborates as a writer and composer with a number of nationally recognized choreographers, filmmakers and puppeteers.
17. H.P. Lovecraft — H.P. Lovecraft has been called the twentieth century greatest practitioner of the modern horror tale, But it’s much more than that, nearly anyone you read today even if they might not know it has been influenced by him. See a complete list of his works here
18. Linton Robinson — Linton Robinson has written professionally since his early twenties, originally for some of the top magazines and catalogs in the United States, later in publications in Latin America. He won many awards for his syndicated columns in the Nineties, including the cult “noir” classic “Flesh Wounds”, currently an innovative ebook from Adoro Books, who also published is collection of border essays, “Imaginary Lines”, and Mazatlan political/crime/baseball novel “Sweet Spot”. He has recently turned to scripts, and has a television series in development with a well-known Hollywood producer. His website is at http://linrobinson.com
19. T.H. Davis –T. H. Davis was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1986. A life-long fan of horror and a lover of all things weird, he grew up reading books by his heroes Stephen King, James Herbert, M. R. James, and H. P. Lovecraft.
T. H. has been giving horror and supernatural to the world since the Summer of 2009, and in this short time his short stories and ebooks have gained him a cult following across the world, with tens of thousands of people reading his works – most of which he makes available for free.
He has been dubbed the Young Stephen King, the second incarnation of H. P. Lovecraft, and other interesting nick-names. Whether it’s writing, music, or art, T. H. works constantly to provide his fans with his dark dimensions; the fruits of his limitless imagination.
20. Amanda Borenstadt –Amanda Borenstadt lives in the San Francisco Bay Area of California with her husband and two of their five daughters. She participates in The Internet Writing Workshop. Her writing has appeared in 50-1, Postcard Shorts, and hopefully other places by the time you are reading this. You can visit her here: http://afortnightofmustard.blogspot.com/
21. Joe Darnall –Joe Darnall is a twenty-seven year old father of three. He and his wife, Ami, currently reside in Murray, Kentucky and attend Murray State University. In addition to his education, Joe is continuing to write short stories and is currently at work on his first novel.
22. Michael Fourman –Michael Fourman hails from Xenia, Ohio. He earned an Associates degree in Electrical Engineering from Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio and a Bachelor of Science degree in Technical Management from DeVry University in Atlanta, Georgia. He only began his writing career in early 2008 and his short story, “The Fisherman,” recently won 4th place in the 78th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition. He and his family currently reside in Walnut Grove, Georgia. To contact Michael or read more of his work, please visit his website at http://www.michaelfourman.com or look him up on Facebook.
23. Heather Webb
24. Todd Austin hunt –Todd is a self-described bizarro writer since 1993, he’s been publishing since 2003. his stories have lurked on the pages of The Fortean Bureau, Lullaby Hearse, Nocturnal Ooze, Alienskin, New Growth: Recent Kentucky Writings and more. He was a Recipient of an Honorable Mention in the 2003 Annual Ray Bradbury Writing Contest and was nominated for the 2007 Pushcart Prize.
25. Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc
Mistress of Macabre
Multiple Best Seller
Multiple Award Winner
Visit her here http://thelosttheforgottenthedamned.com/
and her work here
Andrea’s Lulu Storefront
Dusk and her Embrace
25. S.T. Gulik –S.T. Gulik may have died along with James K. Polk in 1849 while trying to save the world from an invasion of extra-dimensional, racist cauliflower, but that didn’t stop him from going on to write several novels and screenplays including but not limited to “Muffy: or a Transmigration of Selves,” “For Fear of Poking One’s Own Eyes,” and “Chakra Kong part 1: The Exquisite Sound of One Hand Falling Off a Turnip Truck.” He is currently working on the second part of the Chakra Kong trilogy, “Busier Than a Three Legged Cat Trying to Squeeze Blood Out Of the Tip of an Iceberg”. Gulik apologizes in advance for the third installment as it will probably be shorter than its title.
26. C.T. Thieme –C.T. Thieme’s body of work includes essays, poetry and short-stories. He has completed the as of yet unpublished novel, Perpetual Care, and is currently working on the novel, Boiling Boy: An Occidental Journey Through the Between, a partially fictional account of a Streator, IL native who died of AIDS in 1992. He has been a guest lecturer on supernatural folklore in the Chicagoland area working with Ursula Bielski and Troy Taylor. He has published articles in “Supernatural Occurrences Studies” and “Ghosts of the Prairie” magazines. Most recently, he has published a short story in an anthology of Illinois horror, Hell in the Heartland, and a short story, “Angry Inch,” in the Manchester based magazine, “Bottom of the World.” Also, C.T. Thieme has been a featured reader through Twilight Tales in Chicago on several occasions over the past ten years at the notoriously haunted Red Lion Pub.
More of his written and visual work can be found at:
26. Simon Cox –Simon John Cox was born in Tunbridge Wells, has a degree in chemistry, a job in marketing and a black belt in Taekwon-Do. He has been writing fiction for as long as he can remember. He has had various short stories published in print and online, and as of May 2010 he is editing his second novel (The Whitsun Road) whilst trying to interest agents and publishers in his first (Another Man’s Poison). Simon is a founder member of the Tunbridge Wells Writers group, and is currently starring as the protagonist in his autobiography.
27. Kimberly Grenfell –Kimberly Grenfell is the wife of one, the mother of two, and willing companion to two other “children” who have disguised themselves as dogs. A stay-at-home mom and part time kennel technician, this author lives in the backwoods with black bears, coyotes, turkeys, and an occasional stray moose.
Kimberly’s been an avid reader since childhood and has studied creative writing and editing both independently and through college courses. Presently, she’s working on a collection of dark fantasy novels based in Caendoria, a fictional world where she spends much of her spare time.
Along with a number of Writer’s Beat Quarterly articles, “Soulless Vessel” is Kimberly’s third dark fiction piece published—a side-scene of a prior event alluded to in her main fantasy novel that she is currently seeking representation for.
28. Effie Collins –Effie is a writer of horror, dark fiction and poetry. She lives quietly with her family in the shadows of the ancient and beautiful Appalachian Mountains, which inspire many of her stories. her credits include:
Poetry: “Addicted” was published by Short Story Library on August 30, 2009; “Terrible Beauty” was published in Emerald Tales Magazine on November 1, 2009; “In a Moment” a trio of poems was published by The Piker Press on February 15, 2010.
Short Fiction: “Teddy” was published by The Piker Press on October 19, 2009; “Too Little, Too Late” was featured as the cover story for The Piker Press on November 9, 2009; “The Keepsake” published by SNM Horror Magazine on April 1, 2010.
29. Chris Bowsman –Chris Bowsman writes weird fiction. He lives in Springfield, Ohio with his wife, 3 sons, and assorted pets. His influences include Andersen Prunty, Jeremy C. Shipp, Stephen King, and Scott Sigler, among many, many others. Chris’s work has also appeared in The New Flesh, http://newfleshmagazine.blogspot.com/
30. Emma Newman –Emma drinks too much tea, has too many ideas and writes too many stories. Only one of these is true. Her debut novel ’20 Years Later’ will be published in late 2010 by Dystopia Press, and is available as a series of podcasts on her website at www.enewman.co.uk. Emma’s first short story anthology ‘From Dark Places’ is
available as an e-book there too. If you like ‘In The Bag’ you should join Em’s Short Story Club (http://.enewman.co.uk/sign-up-for-free-stories) to get an original short story for free in your inbox every month.
31. Fred S. Bauers Jr. –Fred S. Bauers Jr. was born in the city of St. Charles Mo. in 1969 and is the oldest of three children. He attended college at the University of Missouri at Columbia and competed as a sprinter for their Track n Field team. It was at this time that he began to write. At first he made attempts at his favorite genre but he soon found he had a nack for Horror. Gradually, he began to develop his writing skills until finally getting serious and beginning the 1aDayHorror twitter stories. This grew into a website http://www.1aDayHorror.com where many of his short stories are posted for free.
He currently lives in the city of St. Louis Mo. with is twelve year old son.
strong>32. Keith Dugger
‘Only lightly tethered to what others call reality, author Keith Dugger creates popular works of bizarro and dark fiction that range from mildly creepy to twist-your-brain intense. Though one of his fictitious multiple personalities suffers multiple personality disorder, Keith remains intently devoted to his craft and frequently enjoys writing to the anti-melodic baying of his invisible dog.’
strong>33. Neil Colquhoun Neil Colquhoun lives in a small town on the West coast of Scotland in Ayrshire and,
when the day job has finished, can be found writing tales which are magical, crazy, fantastical and sometimes brilliant. When he’s not writing he drinks tea, cultivates bonsai trees and spends possibly too much time on the internet!
Neil has been writing on and off since he was 16 but really hit it hard in
the last 3-4 years.
His work has appeared in several magazines –
(Sept 2009 issue of M-Brane SF magazine (http://mbranesf2.blogspot.com/).
Online magazines including Micro100 and MicroHorror
‘May Monstrosities’ issue of SNM Horror
magazine (http://thaumatrope.greententacles.com/tweets/20100228/ and
http://thaumatrope.greententacles.com/tweets/20100506/) where he’s had
2 twit-fic pieces published.)
He also has a story being published by The New Bedlam Project late 2010 http://www.newbedlam.com/).
He is currently developing the “Jimmy and the Black Wind” novels; some
early works and micro-stories can be found on his website.
Another novel, “Storm Clouds – The Long Road (Book 1)”, has been
completed and is seeking a home.
visit Neil on the web at; http://www.neilcolquhoun.com
or follow him on twitter; @necol66