Ginger Nuts of Horror
Jack Maddox learned how to write from watching old Tales From the Crypt episodes. His short stories have appeared in Dark Moon Digest 10, Splatterlands, and The Last Diner. He lives in the Pacific Northwest, where he's hard at work on the next tale of the Dog. He doesn't sleep much
S.A. Check is the author of Welcome to GreenGrass released by Bedlam Press, an imprint for Necro Publications this past November. There are worlds outside of our perceptions. Places where magic is alive and heroes find homes. An escape from the harsh reality of living and a corner where our imaginations are kept safeguarded. What is a portal other than a conduit, the turn of a page, letting go of the rules to believe in something we’re otherwise taught can’t exist. We’ve all allowed ourselves to become lost in a book, a story, a movie and let that reality become our own, even for the briefest of times. It’s there, in the brief moments that we allow fantasy to reflect into reality that as authors, we are given the privilege of building worlds to capture a reader’s imagination and attempt to hold on long enough to leave them with something more than when they started. And if it can change a perception or add to a perspective, then we’ve accomplished something worthwhile.
Kelli Beck is the co-author of Talking Walls and Cigarettes (And Other Dark Tales) with her writing partner/best friend/sister-in-law, Erin Beck.
Her heroes include her father, Albus Dumbledore, and Stephen King. She shares a birthday with Harry Potter (J.K. Rowling too, of course) and is a member of Pottermore (Ravenclaw!).She doesn't like to be taken too seriously and her fiction often includes humorous/absurd happenstances.
She grew up on a healthy diet of horror fiction and Tales From the Crypt, and has a strange and fearful fascination with death/dying, being murdered, serial killers, alien abduction, zombies, and bugs.
Christopher Nadeau is the author of 'Dreamers at Infinity's Core' through COM Publishing as well as over two dozen published short stories in such august publications as The Horror Zine, Sci-Fi Short Story Magazine, Ghostlight Magazine and more anthologies than one could take out with the toss of a single hand grenade. He was interviewed as part of Suspense Radio's up and coming authors program and collaborated on two "machinima" films with UK animator Celestial Elf called "The Gift," and 'The Deerhunter's Tale," both of which can be viewed on YouTube. His novel "Echoes of Infinity's Core" is slated for a 2012 release.
An active member of the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers, Chris Resides in Southeastern Michigan with his wife Lorie and two petulant long-hair Chihuahuas.
David Monette functions as an author and illustrator as well as an adjunct professor at a local community college. His highly detailed fantasy and science fiction work has appeared in many books, magazines, board games, and collectible card games for such varied publishers as Dell Publishing, Wizards of the Coast, and Atlas Games. While receiving his MFA in Illustration, his instructors reviewed his written work and strongly suggested that he combine his writing ability with his talent as an illustrator to chart his own path. Hence, “The Zombie Axiom” was born, a compelling, terrifying story sprinkled with amazing black and white illustrations from start to finish.
Michael Bray is a Horror author based in Leeds, England. Influenced from an early age by the suspense horror of authors such as Stephen King, and the trashy pulp TV shows like Tales From The Crypt & The Twilight Zone, he started to work on his own fiction, and spent many years developing his style. In May 2012, he signed a deal with the highly reputable Dark Hall Press to print and distribute his collection of interlinked short stories titled Dark Corners, which was released in September 2012. His second release was a Novella titled Meat . His first full length novel, a supernatural horror titled Whisper was initially self-published, and following great critical acclaim, was sold to Horrific Tales publishing - his first Advance paying sale.
Dan Weatherer began writing horror after losing his job at the start of 2013, a cruel twist of fate that turned out to be a blessing in disguise!
Discovered and published by Scathe meic Beorh, his first ever tale “The Legend of the Chained Oak” was an immediate success and was made into a movie due Autumn 2014.
Jane has been writing stories all of her life life, but in 2004, during her last year at university, she made the decision to become a professional writer. She completed her Bachelor of Science, majoring in physics and astrophysics. A far cry from writing you might say. However, she loved doing science and found that inside a logical world could live the illogical. In the same way characters can be the chaos in a logical plot.
Once she finished university she focused more on writing and completed a creative writing course run by Queensland Tafe
She has written twelve novels and many short stories during my career. She loves writing epic fantasies, but dabbles in other speculative genre.She is a member of the Qld Writers Centre, the Vision Writers Group and the Australasian Performing Rights Association (APRA).
Her aim is to provide new authors with the support and guidance that she received when was first starting writing.
Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sergio is an eccentric, wannabe writer, who somehow managed to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media Studies and Psychology. In spite of his academic endeavors, he secretly aspires to be the Wizard of Oz, or Batman (actually, mostly Batman). Sadly, none of these dreams have come true for him yet. Recently, he self-published a horror novella titled Don't Steal from the Devil, which somehow found its way into the Top 100 Horror section of Amazon UK, and Death Throes Webzine showcased his gruesome short story The Crucifix Killings. During the day, he works as a freelance journalist and copywriter for the music industry. His website is: www.sergiopereira.co.za.
One of the best things about having a horror fiction review site is discovering new and exciting authors, and based on Ken's Novel Of A Feather, Ken is going to be one of the horror authors to watch out for.
Ken Goldman, former Philadelphia teacher of English and Film Studies, is an affiliate member of the Horror Writers Association. He has homes on the Main Line in Pennsylvania and at the Jersey shore depending upon his mood and his need for a tan. His stories have appeared in almost 700 independent press publications in the U.S., Canada, the UK, and Australia with over thirty due for publication in 2014. Since 1993 Ken's tales have received seven honorable mentions in The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror, and he has won an obscene number of contests for real money.
He has written five books : three books of short stories : You Had Me AT Arrgh!! : Five Uneasy Pieces by Ken Goldman, Donny Doesn't Live Here Anymore, Star Crossed and a novella, Desiree,