Ginger Nuts of Horror
Ian was born in the north of England, where he worked for three decades as an operational firefighter with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue. He has spent the past twenty years in the village of Fairburn, near Selby, where he devotes his time to writing horror, urban fantasy and paranormal mysteries featuring the York-based "white witch" Iona Kyle.
His interests include travel, walking the North York Moors and Dales, natural history, real ale, and ridding the world of all known evils.
He also feels decidedly peculiar speaking in the third person and may have to do this in the future using a sinister ventriloquist's doll.
The metal banding on a Stetson catching sunlight, giving a halo effect to the gentleman wearing it, making him look every bit the Saint that his moniker declares him to be. By his side a Bandana is keeping a rock-star mane under control and away from the viewfinder of a state of the art movie camera. They look for the whole world like the next incarnation of Guns 'n' Roses but are in fact identical twin horror impresarios The Booth Brothers.
Keith believes that at this stage, not many folks would really want to know about him. And that most people visiting here will probably be family or friends or folks stumbling onto the site by accident.
So, he shall remain a mystery.
Chantal Noordeloos' short story collection 'Deeply Twisted' ended up with two entries in Kit Power's best of 2014 reads list, including best flash piece for 'A Taste Of Darkness'. Chantal kindly agreed to sit down with Kit for an in-depth interview, discussing in depth how this collection was formed. This discussion is spoiler free, but familiarity with the collection will probably enhance your reading experience (also, it's really good, so treat yourself).
So, without further ado, here's part 1...
Born in Ontario, Canada, Brian Malbon has been all across Canada as a professional driver – from bus to truck to heavy mining equipment. He is a former volunteer firefighter, video editor and film student (with a single credit on imdb.com), a husband and a father of two.
Brian has always had a passion for writing and creating new worlds, and a morbid fascination with horror movies. His particular terror of zombies coupled with his newfound worry for his baby daughter led to the creation of Sheila, his first novel.
Matt Shaw started writing when he was 25 years old. Always of a creative mind he originally wanted to be a filmmaker but the dream faded, like the dreams of so many other people, when the harsh reality of 'needing to earn a living' got in the way.
Now in his thirties Shaw has written over 40 publications and now started turning his stories into films (starting with MENU). His goal is to release a new book every few months and one film a year...
Hardworking, determined and looking forward to plaguing your nightmares.
David is originally from a small town in upstate New York called Salisbury Mills. He now resides in NYC and misses being surrounded by chainsaw-wielding maniacs and wild backwoods people who like to eat human flesh. He’s grown used to the city, though hiding bodies is much harder there. He is the author of The Unhinged, Witch Island, Apartment 7C, Relic of Death, Amongst the Dead, Damaged Souls as well as others and the forthcoming Skinner (Darkfuse), Episodes of Violence (Sinister Grin Press), and Goblins of Roanoke (Samhain). He is also a co-author of Jackpot. David writes all kinds of horror, from atmospheric to gore-filled, to extreme, sci fi horror, bizarre and apocalyptic.
Craig Blends many genres with his Sardonic humor Never shy to be dismal he never fails to destroy "types" he loves flawed characters not bigger than life people.
having been published in several literary journals he returns to his original love of speculative fiction. he lives with his wife of 13 years in Fort Mitchell Ky. he is currently working on novels
Martin Rose writes a range of fiction from the fantastic to the macabre. His latest horror novel, Bring Me Flesh, I'll Bring Hell, is available from Talos, with short fiction appearing in Handsome Devil and Urban Green Man anthologies, and slated to appear in anthologies like Death's Realm from Grey Matter Press, Shrieks and Shivers from the Horror Zine, and Insidious Assassins from Smart Rhino.
Originally a part-time independent filmmaker and screenwriter, Matt Kurtz decided to narrow his creative energy to focus more on short stories and future novels. Liberating his imagination—and not having to worry about keeping things within a low budget—he spent the last few years honing his craft by writing short stories that have been published in numerous anthologies. His own collection of work entitled Monkey’s Box of Horrors – Tales of Terror: Volume 1 is currently available in paperback and on Kindle. When not working his day job, he’s busy editing his first novel to release later in the year.