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Thomas M. Malafarina is an author of horror fiction from Berks County, Pennsylvania. To date he has published six horror novels “What Waits Beneath”, "Burner", “Eye Contact” , “Fallen Stones”, “Dead Kill Book 1: The Ridge of Death” and “Dead Kill Book 2: The Ridge Of Change”. He has also published four collections of horror short stories; “Thirteen Deadly Endings”, “Ghost Shadows”, “Undead Living” and most recently “Malaformed Realities Vol. 1”. He has also published a book of often-strange single panel cartoons called "Yes I Smelled It Too; Cartoons For The Slightly Off Center". All of his books are published through Sunbury Press.
In addition, many of the more than one hundred short stories Thomas has written have appeared in dozens of short story anthologies and e-magazines. Some have been produced and presented for internet podcasts as well. Thomas is best known for the twists and surprises in his stories and his descriptive often gory passages have given him the reputation of being one who paints with words. Thomas is also an artist, musician, singer and songwriter.
Edward M. Erdelac is the author of ten novels including Andersonville, Terovolas, and the Merkabah Rider series. His stories have appeared in dozens of anthologies and periodicals including the Stoker award winning After Death, World War Cthulhu, and Star Wars Insider Magazine. Born in Indiana, educated in Chicago, he lives in the Los Angeles area with his family and a trio of felines. News and excerpts from his work may be found at http://www.emerdelac.wordpress.com
Tom Deady is the author of several short stories, as well as a non-fiction book on the Red Sox historic 2004 season. Tom has two novels in publication: Haven (Cemetery Dance, 2016) and Eternal Darkness (Bloodshot Books, 2017).
Tom has a Masters Degree in English and Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University, and is a member of both the Horror Writers Association and the New England Horror Writers.
Tom is a lifelong resident of Massachusetts, where he is actively working on his next novel.
Nick Mamatas. Author of a number of novels; Move Under Ground (Night Shade 2004, Prime 2006) and Under My Roof (Soft Skull Press, 2007), Sensation (PM Press, 2011), The Damned Highway (Dark Horse, with Brian Keene, 2011), Bullet time (CZP, 2012) Love Is the Law (Dark Horse, 2013), and The Last Weekend (PS Publishing, 2014)three collections; 3000MPH In Every Direction At Once (Prime 2003) and You Might Sleep... (Prime 2009), The Nickronomicon (Innsmouth Free Press, 2014); and the novella Northern Gothic (Soft Skull, 2001).
He is also the editor of the anthologies The Urban Bizarre (Prime 2003), Phantom #0 (Prime 2005), Spicy Slipstream Stories (with Jay Lake, Lethe 2008), and Haunted Legends (with Ellen Datlow, Tor 2010). As part of his day job, he co-edited the Locus Award nominee The Future Is Japanese (with Masumi Washington, Haikasoru 2012) and Phantasm Japan (with Masumi Washington, Haikasoru 2014).
His latest novel I am Providence, about a murder mystery at a Lovecraft convention is available from all good booksellers has been described as having
sharp wit, biting but humane social commentary, and, for the romantics among us, a faceless narrator decomposing at the morgue."
Matt Ruff, author of "Bad Monkeys" and "Lovecraft Country"
Amber Fallon lives in a small town outside Boston, Massachusetts in a home that she shares with her husband and their two dogs. A software engineer by day and a horror writer by night, Mrs. Fallon has also spent time as a bank manager, motivational speaker, produce wrangler, and apprentice butcher. She collects maces (as in, the medieval melee weapon) and books. Lots and lots and lots of books.
Amber's publications include The Terminal and Daughters of Inanna, as well as a handful of small press anthology appearances.
For more information, please tweet her @Z0mbiegrl or visit her blog at www.amberfallon.net and listen to her podcast, It Cooks, on Project Entertainment Network!
By Tony Jones & Jim Mcleod
Ginger Nuts of Horror is proud to bring you an interview with Dan Wells, author of the excellent I am Not a Serial Killer trilogy.
I am Not a Serial Killer has just enjoyed a very successful limited cinema run, where it gained a great deal of critical acclaim. The film is due for widespread release on 20 Feb 2017 on DVD and VOD.
“You don’t know the things I’ve done, or that I will do.”
A dazzlingly original, darkly funny and disturbing gem with a genre-bending twist, about a small town teenager in the US, obsessed with serial killers, who unwittingly discovers the identity of the killer who has been slaughtering residents for body parts.
Featuring a star-making lead performance from 17-year-old Max Records, and an extraordinary turn from Back To The Future’s legendary Christopher Lloyd,
I am Not a Serial Killer is the most sheerly entertaining and audaciously offbeat offering since Donnie Darko hit cinema screens.
A big hit when it premiered at the South By Southwest Film Festival in March, nominated for 3 British Independent Film Awards, and was a must-see film at the prestigious BFI London Film Festival, it proves that left field indie cinema is alive and kicking, even if the Clayton County killer’s victims aren’t. “Hit the switch John...”
Richard Chizmar, Award-Winning Author of A Long December, has edited more than 30 anthologies and his fiction has appeared in dozens of publications, including, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine and The Year’s 25 Finest Crime and Mystery Stories. He has won 2 World Fantasy Awards, 4 International Horror Guild Awards, and the HWA’s Board of Trustees Award.
Chizmar’s work has been translated into many languages. He has appeared at numerous conferences as a writing instructor, guest speaker, panelist, and guest of honor.
Richard is the owner & founder of Cemetery Dance Publications. He is the creator/writer of Stephen King Revisited.
Freelance writer, novelist, award-winning screenwriter, editor, poker player, poet, biker, roustabout, Travis Heermann is a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop and the author of The Ronin Trilogy, The Wild Boys, Rogues of the Black Fury, and co-author of Death Wind, plus short fiction pieces in anthologies and magazines such as Apex Magazine, Alembical, the Fiction River anthology series, Historical Lovecraft, and Cemetery Dance’s Shivers VII. As a freelance writer, he has produced a metric ton of role-playing game work both in print and online, including the Firefly Roleplaying Game, Battletech, Legend of Five Rings, d20 System, and the MMORPG, EVE Online.
He enjoys cycling, martial arts, and torturing young minds with otherworldly ideas. He has three long-cherished dreams: a produced screenplay, a NYT best-seller, and a seat in the World Series of Poker.
In 2016, he returned to the U.S. after living in New Zealand for a year with his family, toting more Middle Earth souvenirs and photos than is reasonable.
Luke T. Harrington is an accomplished humor writer, with work that has appeared at Cracked, BuzzFeed, and other outlets. He recently made his fiction debut with Ophelia, Alive (A Ghost Story), in which a college student discovers she’s haunted by more than just her past. Author Rob Kroese called it “a white-knuckled ride into the mouth of madness”; author Brad Carter called it “a literary kaleidoscope”; Luke’s mom called it “a really good book.” Luke lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with his wife and two daughters. You can follow him on Twitter or Facebook, or visit his website.
Jennifer Brozek is a Hugo Award-nominated editor and an award-winning author. Winner of the Australian Shadows Award for best edited publication, Jennifer has edited fifteen anthologies with more on the way, including the acclaimed Chicks Dig Gaming and Shattered Shields anthologies. Author of Apocalypse Girl Dreaming, Industry Talk, the Karen Wilson Chronicles, and the Melissa Allen series, she has more than sixty published short stories, and is the Creative Director of Apocalypse Ink Productions.
Jennifer is a freelance author for numerous RPG companies. Winner of the Scribe, Origins, and ENnie awards, her contributions to RPG sourcebooks include Dragonlance, Colonial Gothic, Shadowrun, Serenity, Savage Worlds, and White Wolf SAS.
Jennifer is the author of the award-winning YA Battletech novel, The Nellus Academy Incident, and Shadowrun novella, Doc Wagon 19. She has also written for the AAA MMO Aion and the award-winning videogame, Shadowrun Returns. She is the author of The Last Days of Salton Academy, published by Ragnarok.