Ginger Nuts of Horror
Kit Power lives in the UK and writes fiction that lurks at the boundaries of the horror, fantasy, and thriller genres, trying to bum a smoke or hitch a ride from the unwary.
In his secret alter-ego of Kit Gonzo, he also performs as front man (and occasionally blogs) for death cult and popular beat combo The Disciples Of Gonzo, www.disciplesofgonzo.com.
Luke Walker has been writing horror and fantasy fiction for most of his life. Mirror Of The Nameless, a novella from Dark Fuse, is now available while his first two novels, The Red Girl and 'Set, are published by Musa. A number of his short stories have been published online and in print (including 'Bear' in James Ward Kirk's collection 'Serial Killers Tres Tria', and 'Faces Made Of Glue' in 'Peripheral Distortions' from Death Throes Anthologies. He is currently at work on a new horror novel.
Luke is thirty-six and lives in England with his wife, two cats and not enough zombie films.
Could you tell the readers a little bit about yourself?
Absolutely! I’m probably my own favourite subject, after all. ;-) I am father of two and have been married to the same beautiful red-headed bane of my existence for the last 18 years. My daughter recently began at the University of Kentucky on a music scholarship and my son, who is still a couple of years away from high school graduation, shows all the signs of following in his big sister’s footsteps. My family is originally from Michigan, but about 8 years ago we transplanted to Kentucky where we still reside near Ft. Knox.
In my spare time, I am the director of operations for a small group of franchise pizzerias located in Michigan. I do a lot of travelling back and forth between the states, and those drives are the times when I do most of my brainstorming and hatching of evil plots. <insert maniacal laugh here>
Born in London to Scottish and Irish parents, Sean spent most of his childhood and teenage years growing up on the move in the likes of Cyprus, Germany, Wales and England as an army brat. With a keen interest in both reading and writing he was diagnosed with the travel and writing bugs very early on in life.
Now, writing, reading and traveling are his main passions in life, but he also loves outdoor sports too from Rugby and Hiking to Tennis and Boxing.
His main inspiration for writing today comes from living in such a beautiful, Gothic, hauntingly, awe inspiring city such as Edinburgh. This place has given Sean so much amazing inspiration to write the more time he spends here.
At this moment he is writing another two books, one is about a young man working in a dead end job and going nowhere in life, who discovers that he has a terminal brain cancer and decides to just go out with a bang. The other book is about his recent back packing adventure through Eastern Europe.
Karen Heard lives in London (UK) and writes dark fiction in a range of genres, including gothic, ghost and mystery stories. Whatever genre she writes in, all her stories have one thing in common: they are all dark. Don't expect many happy endings or pleasant characters from her, for there is something dark lurking in the shadows of her imagination that makes itself known in each tale that escapes her mind.
Karen had a degree in Creative Writing and has worked for the past ten years in the magazine publishing industry.
Check out her website or follow her on Twitter @misheardfiction
John Shupeck is a horror writer originally raised in...well, just about every area of Pittsburgh, PA and its outlying suburbs you could imagine: trailer parks, projects, downtown metropolitan area, in the country, in the gutter, in a palace made of chocolate...You get the picture.
At a diminutive 5'5 inches, Shupeck's first professional foray into story-telling was one of the most unlikely. At age 18, he began training to become a professional wrestler at the FNW Wrestling Academy in Plum, PA. After graduating, he went on to enjoy a very non-lucrative career in that, along with performing as a hip-hop artist under the alias “Whyt Bred” (No, I am not making that up). After getting bored with these ventures, he decided to try something he'd never done before: Write a novel. Somehow, some way, what came to be known as “Red Town Lost” was published by Dave Barnett of Necro Publications, and Shupeck hasn't looked back since, having written and published another novel, 12 Nights of Sorry, along with a henceforth unpublished book of short stories, and a new novel, currently in the works.
He is now currently enrolled in the Biblical Life Institute in Freeport, PA, pursuing a path to become a pastor in the Free Methodist Church.
Independent writer/editor William J. Grabowski is the author of 2 books and over 200 short stories, articles, interviews and reviews. Recent work (with John Kluge) is on Forbes.com, and in the National Public Radio-associated WIRELESS magazine. His 5-year stint as contributing editor with World Fantasy Award-winning THE HORROR SHOW earned him a nomination from SPWAO as best nonfiction writer. Currently he reviews books for UK print and eZine BEWARE THE DARK; is preparing a nonfiction book, BLACK LIGHT: PERSPECTIVES ON MYSTERIOUS PHENOMENA, for release in early 2014—as well as a darkly comic novella, JOHNNY FLASH (look for it on Smashwords in February). He enjoys Punk, dark music, and hot chiles.
Robert Stava is a writer who now lives in the lower Hudson Valley just north of NYC, apparently not far from that half-imaginary village he sets so many of his stories in, Wyvern Falls. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, he grew up in the Finger Lakes region of New York State and after going to college for Fine Arts wound up making his career in advertising at Y&R and J. Walter Thompson in NYC. He went on to become a multimedia Art Director and later as Creative Director ran the 3d Media Group at Arup, an international U.K-based design and engineering company before catapulting into the wild world of writing horror fiction and design.
His first novel "At Van Eyckmann's Request" was published in 2012.
He is also author and designer of "Combat Recon: 5th Air Force Images from the SW Pacific 1943-45" (Schiffer Publishing, 2007), a historical account based around his great uncle's service as a combat photographer during WWII.
His most recent novel 'The Feast of Saint Anne' has found its way into the hands of such eminent authors as T.C. Boyle and Ann Rice and has also been previewed by acclaimed novelist & screenwriter Michael Marshall Smith who commented: "I loved it...as if I was being pulled into a Ray Bradbury or something like BOY'S LIFE."
Hello folks, it's a great pleasure and an honour to present to you an interview with Marc Pastor. Marc's latest novel Barcelona Shadows, published by Pushkin Press has been receiving rave reviews since it's publication.
Described by The Independent as
"A horrific yet riveting piece of Catalan Gothic that is as gruesome as it is gripping"
Barcelona Shadows is a triumph of a novel
Marc Pastor studied criminology and crime policy, and works as a crime-scene investigator in Barcelona. He is the author of four novels: Montecristo, Barcelona Shadows, awarded the Crims de Tinta prize in 2008, L'any de la plaga and Bioko. Richly atmospheric, his work spans a range of genres, from Sci Fi to Gothic via the adventure novel. Barcelona Shadows is first book published in English.
K. Trap Jones is an award winning demented horror author of novels and short stories that appear within various anthologies. With a sadistic inspiration from Dante Alighieri and Edgar Allan Poe, he has a temptation towards narrative folklore, classic literary works and obscure segments within society.
His novel THE SINNER (Blood Bound Books, 2012) won the Royal Palm Literary Award. His splatterpunk novella, THE DRUNKEN EXORCIST has been released by Necro Publications. His narrative horror short story collection, THE CROSSROADS is available from Hazardous Press.
He is also a member of the Horror Writer's Association and can be found lurking around Tampa, Florida.