Gehenna & Hinnom is proud to have worked with the following, talented writers.
G.A. Miller discovered horror very early on, courtesy of Creature Features on television in the late-1950’s/early-1960’s. There, he first saw the Universal classic monster movies and many others. As he grew a little older, a friend’s brother had a treasure trove of EC Comics from the mid-1950’s and this only furthered his fascination.
In 1976, he browsed paperbacks at a newsstand, a cover catching his eye. Embossed black, with one spot of color on it: a red drop of blood. It was the first paperback printing of Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot, and it marked his induction as a Constant Reader, a position he still enjoys to this day.
Updates on Miller’s ventures as a writer and horror enthusiast can be found on his website: G.A. Miller
Catch G.A. Miller this year in our Year’s Best Body Horror 2017 Anthology with his visceral story, “Ear Wax,” inspired by events that may be a little more real than you would hope. Miller will also be featured in the debut issue of Hinnom Magazine, with his story “Bequeath,” following a man who inherits a rather devilish heirloom.
Carl R. Jennings
Carl R. Jennings is, by day, a thickly Russian accented bartender in Southwestern Virginia. By night, he is the rooster-themed superhero: the Molotov Cocktail, protecting the weak and beer-sodden. While heroically posing on a rooftop in the moonlight in case a roaming photographer happens by, he finds the time to write down a word or two in the lifelong dream that he can put aside the superhero mantle and utility comb and become a real author.
Like Carl R. Jennings’ Facebook page or follow him on Twitter @carlrjennings.
Catch Carl R. Jennings this year in our Year’s Best Body Horror 2017 Anthology with his psychological and grotesque story, “Cicada,” following a man and his encounter with a monstrous insect. Also look out for Carl in our Year’s Best Transhuman SF 2017 Anthology with his story, “Neon Eyes,” following a man’s tragic encounter with a cybernetic prostitute.
David Turton has extensive training in Journalism, Marketing and Public Relations and has been writing as a career for over fourteen years. A huge horror fiction fan, particularly the works of Stephen King, David has written several short stories, all centred around dark tales of horror and dystopia. He is also in the final stages of his first novel, an apocalyptic horror set in the near future.
Follow David on Twitter @davidturton.
Catch David this year in our Year’s Best Body Horror 2017 Anthology with his phallic-filled story “Length,” centered around a man, who after an encounter with a gypsy witch, begins to experience an abnormal amount of growth in a very particular place.
Josh Shiben lives in the swamps of Fredericksburg, Virginia with his wife and two mongrels. An aerospace engineer by day and couch potato by night, Josh has from a young age been in love with storytelling. His work can be found in collections scattered across the various corners of the internet, covering everything from vampires to domesticated velociraptors.
Catch Josh Shiben this year in our Year’s Best Body Horror 2017 Anthology with his disturbed tale, “No Strings”, following a man battling a squirming infection in ways unorthodox and macabre.
Ed Burkley is a Social Psychologist living in Oklahoma. By day he works as a professor and researcher studying human behavior at Oklahoma State University. By night he writes about the darker side of the human condition. His short fiction appears in the forthcoming Smoking Pen Press anthology Uncommon Pet Tales and the new series Night Shades by Firth Books.
Catch Ed Burkley this year in our Year’s Best Body Horror 2017 Anthology with his Lovecraftian science fiction/horror narrative, “Little Monsters,” following the sole member of a spaceship crew as he fights hunger and insidious lifeforms captured in hopes to save Earth.
Find more information about Burkley here.
Jenya Joy Preece
Jenya Joy found her love of horror when she was twelve years old while reading Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart and The Raven for a school assignment. From that day on, she couldn’t get enough of the genre.
In 2009, she dedicated herself to writing only what she calls, “good honest horror.” Her work is not for the weak of stomach or faint of heart, which she’d have no other way. Nothing brings her more joy in life than to spread fear and emotions through writing.
Find Jenya Joy on Instagram @jenyajoy and Facebook.
Catch Jenya this year in our Year’s Best Body Horror 2017 Anthology with her devilishly relatable story, “Hot Flashes,” about a woman who might just melt from the heat of her own home.
Charlotte Baker is currently a PhD student studying cult horror, female identification and fandom. Her MA in Horror and Transgression and her research into the use of skin as a method of spectatorship won the ‘Best Dissertation’ award at the University of Derby. Charlotte is currently an associate lecturer in Film Production at the University of Derby and an author. She has published a series of novellas and over twenty short stories and articles.
Find Charlotte on Facebook.
Catch Charlotte this year in our Year’s Best Body Horror 2017 Anthology with her meticulously-written story, “Eruption,” following a character with an affliction that spreads quickly, bringing with it terrible symptoms.
Sergio is an Italian public servant who graduated from Law School working in the public real estate branch. He has published a Fantasy RolePlaying illustrated Manual, WarBlades, of more than 700 pages. Some of his works and short- stories have been published on American Aphelion Webzine, WeirdYear, Quantum Muse, Antipodean SF, Schlock!Webzine, SQ Mag, etc.,and in print inside 32 American Horror/Sci-fi/Fantasy/Steampunk Anthologies, 52 British Horror/Sci-Fi Anthologies, 2 Urban Fantasy/Horror Canadian Anthology and 1 Sci-Fi Australian Anthology by various publishers, and 16 more to follow in 2017/2018.
He is also a scale modeler who likes mostly Science Fiction and Real Space models, some of his little Dioramas have been shown also on some Italian (scale model) magazines like Soldatini, Model Time, TuttoSoldatini and online on American site StarShipModeler, MechaModelComp, on British SFM: UK site and Italian SMF .
Some Sci-Fi/fantasy/Horror short-stories by him in Italian have been published on Alpha Aleph, Alpha Aleph Extra, Algenib, Oltre il Futuro, Nugae 2.0, SogniHorror, La Zona Morta, edizioni Lo Scudo, Antologia Robot ITA 0.1, Antologia Il Segreto dell’Universo, Antologia E-Heroes, etc.’
The internet site of his Model Club “La Centuria”: www.lacenturia.it
Here a brief presentation of Michele DUTCHER who edits all the first draft of Sergio’s short- stories:
Michele Dutcher, aka Bottomdweller, lives in a carriage house in Old Louisville Kentucky with her border collie – Daisy Dukes. She has a BS degree in Elementary Education from Indiana University with minors in theology & sociology and has been writing Science Fiction stories for about a decade. She edits all the first drafts of Sergio’s short stories.
Catch Sergio this year in our Year’s Best Body Horror 2017 Anthology, with his historical fiction horror tale, “Whizz-Bang Attack,” following a firsthand account of terrifying experiments during the First World War. Sergio will also appear in our Year’s Best Transhuman SF 2017 Anthology with his story, “The Unbeatable Ones,” following two soldiers who stumble upon a group of cyborg warriors who are still fighting a war that ended many years before.
Tarquin Ford is the pen name of an Atlanta-based writer of strange tales. He learned while working in the pennies-for-blogposts trade that his real name is so common that it renders him anonymous. His work has appeared in thousandandonestories.com, Yellow Mama, J.J. Outre Review, and Infernal Ink.
Catch Ford this year in our Year’s Best Body Horror 2017 Anthology with his interesting tale, “Fresh Face,” following a demon who pulls the levers in the minds of a married couple, resulting in a rather visceral ending.
K.M. Campbell is a warmongering New Zealand librarian who writes when not sleeping. Breastfed on Stephen King, Karley now lives in some half-world where nothing terrifies her more than the monster that still lurks beneath her bed, whispering strange tales while she slumbers and insisting she scribe them lest he bite her foot off next time she leaves her bed. He is slowly draining her essence. His name is Brian, and he’s an asshole!
Catch her in our Year’s Best Body Horror 2017 Anthology with her short story, “Tom’s Thumbs,” following a narrative in the style of the Brothers Grimm that follows a demon who hopes to exploit a woman’s distaste for her husband as a means to obtain a new body.
Chantal Boudreau is a speculative fiction writer with a focus in horror and fantasy. She is also an affiliate member of HWA and a current member of SF Canada. She has published in Canada with Exile Editions in their Dead North and Clockwork Canada anthologies and her other Canadian publications include stories in Postscripts to Darkness Volume 5 and Masked Mosaic: Canadian Super Stories. Outside of Canada, to date, she has published more than fifty stories with a variety of American and British publishers.
Catch Boudreau this year in our Year’s Best Body Horror 2017 Anthology with her frightening story, “Wrigglers,” following a young man’s visit to his belligerent extended family’s countryside home, where something infests his body after a visit to their creek.
Shaun Avery writes crime and horror fiction to the best of his abilities across a number of mediums. He has won prizes with his writing, and recently co-created a self-published horror comic, more details of which can be found here: http://www.comicsy.co.uk/dbroughton/store/products/spectre-show/ He sees “Slobber” as a laugh-out-loud comedy. But then, he always did have a pretty strange sense of humor.
Catch Avery this year in our Year’s Best Body Horror 2017 Anthology with his hilarious body horror short, “Slobber,” following a man with a peculiar hobby of inflating–so to speak–women’s perceptions of themselves.
Born in Dublin, Ireland, Damien juggles being a pattern maker by day for various fashion brands and a writer by night. He originally moved to Paris in 1998 before falling distracted by London and Amsterdam. Since returning to Paris in 2015, his focus has been heavily on writing and he was published in 2015’s Irish short story anthology ‘Second Chance’, Eyewear Publishing’s poetry anthology ‘Nous Sommes Paris’ and various online journals including Firefly magazine and SickLit Magazine. Aside from maintaining an online blog of poetry and photography, he is currently working on his first novel. For the rest of the time, he can be found in the kitchen baking high calorie cakes.
Catch Donnelly this year in our Year’s Best Body Horror 2017 Anthology, with his visceral tale, “The Blind Assassin,” concerning the blasphemous physical product of a ghastly surgeon’s imagination.
When Jeremy was still a child and picked up his very first Goosebumps book by R.L. Stine, he knew he had fallen head over heels in love with all things horror. It’s a love affair that has only grown stronger over the years, a borderline obsession with stories that explore the darkest recesses of the human imagination. He guesses you could say he’s like a twisted explorer in that way . . . always stalking down those special stories that have the ability to invoke a creepy-crawly feeling right down to the marrow of his bones.
Jeremy weaves his tales of personal terror from Martinsburg, West Virginia with his cat Lazarus acting as his muse/familiar.
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Catch Jeremy this year in our Year’s Best Body Horror 2017 Anthology, with his terrifying tale, “The Flesh Gardener,” following a man with an insatiable appetite for a rather bizarre fetish.
Austin Biela currently lives in Forth Worth, TX. He has just finished attending Texas State University where he acquired a bachelor’s degree in both English and Physical Anthropology. Though he is currently unemployed, he plans to work with law enforcement as a Medico-legal Death Investigator while also writing to his heart’s content. He regularly runs 5Ks, has excavated a burial site in Poland, and volunteered with Texas State’s Forensic Anthropology Center. Though humanity will always hold a special place in his heart, his mind is dominated by the thoughts of monsters, both surreal and all too realistic.
Catch Austin this year in our, Year’s Best Body Horror 2017 Anthology, with his far-reaching science fiction/horror tale, “Human-Kings,” following mankind’s last efforts to survive as they await the rebirth of the universe.
Rick is a forty-nine year old father of two who loves anything horror-related. He’s had nearly 400 publications so far, and written five novels, ten anthologies, one book of novellas, and edited an anthology of Michigan authors. He is also a guest author each year at Memphis Junior High School. Currently, Rick keeps the wife happy while trying to conjure up new stories.
Catch Rick this year in our, Year’s Best Body Horror 2017 Anthology, with his shocking tale, “Things,” following a man who is trying a bury an undead, slithering truth.
Kenneth C. Goldman
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. His stories have appeared in over 855 independent press publications in the U.S., Canada, the UK, and Australia with over thirty due for publication in 2017. Since 1993 Ken’s tales have received seven honorable mentions in The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror. He has written five books : three anthologies of short stories, YOU HAD ME AT ARRGH!! (Sam’s Dot Publishers), DONNY DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE (A/A Productions) and STAR-CROSSED (Vampires 2); and a novella, DESIREE, (Damnation Books). His first novel OF A FEATHER (Horrific Tales Publishing) was released in January 2014. SINKHOLE, his second novel, has been accepted by Bloodshot Books and will be published late summer 2017.
Catch Kenneth this year in our Year’s Best Body Horror 2017 Anthology with his disturbing tale, “Meet the Wife,” following a married man’s hookup that takes an unsuspected and morose turn.
Kurt Newton’s dark fiction has appeared in Weird Tales, Weirdbook, Dark Discoveries, and Shroud. He is the author of two novels, The Wishnik and Powerlines. He is a lifelong resident of the Connecticut woods.
Catch Newton this year in our, Year’s Best Body Horror 2017 Anthology, with his story “The Face,” boasting a cosmic horror narrative that follows a man’s disturbing transformation, and in the debut June 2017 issue of Hinnom Magazine with his tale, “Wax Soldiers,” depicting a war with soldiers who seem to keep coming back from the dead. Newton will return in December with his dystopian story, “The Scarecrow Parade,” in our Year’s Best Transhuman SF 2017 Anthology, following a society where young girls create animated scarecrows in hopes to be awarded a real family.
Indiana writer James Dorr’s THE TEARS OF ISIS was a 2014 Bram Stoker Award nominee for Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection. Other books include STRANGE MISTRESSES: TALES OF WONDER AND ROMANCE, DARKER LOVES: TALES OF MYSTERY AND REGRET, and his all-poetry VAMPS (A RETROSPECTIVE). Also be on the watch for TOMBS: A CHRONICLE OF LATTER-DAY TIMES OF EARTH, a novel-in-stories just released from Elder Signs Press in June 2017.
An Active Member of HWA and SFWA with more than 500 individual appearances from ALFRED HITCHCOCK’S MYSTERY MAGAZINE to XENOPHILIA, for the latest information Dorr invites readers to visit his blog at http://jamesdorrwriter.wordpress.com.
Catch Dorr this year in our Year’s Best Body Horror 2017 Anthology, with his visceral tale “Flesh,” following a man whose disturbing dreams lead him down a rather gluttonous path.
John S. McFarland’s first novel, The Black Garden was published in 2010 to universal praise. His work has appeared in The Twilight Zone Magazine, Eldritch Tales, National Lampoon, River Styx, Tornado Alley, and in six anthologies, including A Treasury of American Horror Stories, along with work by Stephen King and H. P. Lovecraft. He has written extensively on historical and arts-related subjects and has been a guest lecturer in fiction at Washington University in St. Louis. He is a lifelong Bigfoot enthusiast, and Annette: A Big, Hairy Mom is his first novel for young readers. It’s sequel will appear in 2017.
Catch John this year in our Year’s Best Body Horror 2017 Anthology, with his story, “Porphyria,” concerning an unwanted immigrant and his transformation with a vampiric disease. Catch John also in Hinnom Magazine Issue 002 with his story “A Little Dead Thing,” following a man’s obsession with an unidentifiable and seemingly dead creature he happens upon one fateful day.
Kourtnea Hogan is a horror hound from southern Indiana. Raised on Stephen King novels and 80’s horror movies, she fell in love with the genre at a young age and never looked back. She has recently finished her Master of Fine Arts and will be attending film school in the fall.
Catch Kournea this year in our Year’s Best Body Horror 2017 Anthology with her story, “Mantis,” following a one night stand that takes a grotesque turn.
A transplanted native in a city full of them, James is a writer working in Washington DC. He has a short story, “Just for One Day,” in the anthology Stress City: A Big Book of Fiction by 51 DC Guys, edited by Richard Peabody. In early 2015, the short story version of his novel, Love Craft, was collected in Swallowed by the Beast, an anthology edited by Samie Sands. Last year, a longer version was accepted for publication next year in Dunhams Destroys Lovecraft, a journal from Dunhams Manor Press. His novelette, “Return of the Caledonians,” appears in The Corpse Candle and Other Nightmares, edited by Patrick Dotson. In addition, it appears in the Halloween anthology, Tales of Horror on Halloween Night, edited by Samie Sands. More recently, His short story, “Death Ray,” can be found in Busted Lip, the inaugural anthology from Fat-Lip Press. Another short story, “Reptoid,” appears in Black Candy, a Halloween anthology from Jaded Books Publications edited by Mitch Workman.
Catch James this year in our Year’s Best Body Horror 2017 Anthology with his tale, “Madman Across the Water,” following a corporation with a rather malicious operation.
Ian Steadman is a writer from the south of England. His fiction has most recently been published by Black Static and Unsung Stories. You can find out more at www.iansteadman.com, or he sometimes manifests on Twitter at @steadmanfiction.
Catch Ian this year in our Year’s Best Body Horror 2017 Anthology with his visceral and disturbing science-fiction/horror tale, “Babel,” following a crew on a distant planet that discover a horrific monument.
Santiago Eximeno is a Spanish genre writer who has published several novellas and collections, mainly horror literature and flash fiction. His work has been translated to English, Japanese, French or Bulgarian. You can find him at www.eximeno.com or @santiagoeximeno on Twitter.
Catch Santiago this year in our Year’s Best Body Horror 2017 Anthology with his thrilling, gruesome tale, “Gas Mask Baby,” following a mother’s journey into Hell to reclaim her aborted son.
Frank Roger was born in 1957 in Ghent, Belgium.
His first story appeared in 1975. Since then his stories appear in an increasing number of languages in all sorts of magazines and anthologies, and since 2000, story collections are published, also in various languages. Apart from fiction, he also produces collages and graphic work in a surrealist and satirical tradition. They have appeared in various magazines and books. His work is a blend of genres and styles that can best be described as “frankrogerism”, an approach of which he is the main representative.
By now he has a few hundred short stories to his credit, published in more than 40 languages. In 2012 a story collection in English (“The Burning Woman and Other Stories”) was published by Evertype (www.evertype.com). Find out more at http://www.frankroger.be.
Catch Frank this year in our Year’s Best Body Horror 2017 Anthology with his interesting tale, “The Implosion of a Gastrocrat,” following an innovative narrative, and chronicling a man who decides to see how much of himself he can eat. Catch Frank once more towards the end of the year in our Year’s Best Transhuman SF 2017 Anthology with his story, “The Transition,” following a man’s final step towards losing his humanity through cybernetics.
Michelle Mellon has been published in several horror and science fiction anthologies. In August 2015, she and her husband relocated from San Francisco to Germany, where Ms. Mellon is a stay-at-home mom to their cat while she works on a horror story collection and writes a blog about living overseas.
Catch Michelle June 30th of 2017 in the debut issue of Hinnom Magazine with her story, “Nailed,” set in a dystopian world and following a character who develops an interesting taste for his fellow humans.
Ryan Fitzpatrick was born in the Midlands, UK, in 1988. He completed his degree in Sign Language Interpreting in 2014 at the University of Wolverhampton, where he met his partner Heather Burton.
In the past, he has found employment as a skateboard coach, a diablo instructor, and a construction worker in Peru. He is currently employed in a grey office, and works on his stories between calls about insurance.
The Sarāya is his second published work.
Catch Ryan this year on June 30th in the debut issue of Hinnom Magazine, with his story, “Sarāya,” following a photographer’s harrowing journey into a forgotten ruin, infested with felines that will make you question the true nature of your family’s cat.
John Leahy has had three novels published – CROGIAN, The Faith, and Unity. His fourth novel, Harvest, is upcoming with Post Mortem Press. He lives in Abbeyfeale, Ireland.
Catch John this year on June 30th in the inaugural issue of Hinnom Magazine, with his story, “Hunger,” following a narrative describing the odd event of mysterious giant hands that seem to reach out from within the Earth.
A. Collingwood lives in a little town between forest and sea, and currently lives in a dank and dingy house on a hill, where a typewriter is the only thing that can drown out the scratching and slithering in the walls. If Collingwood must be contacted, do so on a full moon, at exactly midnight, on the blog “The Cabinet of A. Collingwood” at WordPress.com. Any misfortune that occurs afterwards cannot be held against the author. You’ll have no proof. We promise.
Catch Collingwood this year in our Year’s Best Body Horror 2017 Anthology with their disturbing tale, “Family Dinner,” following a visceral portrayal of “just desserts.”
Balázs Farkas is a Hungarian writer of literary and weird fiction. So far, he’s published two books and his works appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines. He also reviews books, movies and video games, and occasionally he also translates short stories from English to Hungarian. More recently, he started translating his own works to English.
He lives in Budapest and works at a video game development company as a community manager and contributing writer.
Visit his website at www.balazsfarkas.com/english or follow him on Twitter: @fbdbh
Catch Balázs Farkas this year in our Year’s Best Body Horror 2017 Anthology with his haunting tale, “Human Body,” following a man who happens upon a visceral discovery in a house he has inherited.
Sheldon Woodbury is an award winning writer (screenplays, plays, books, short stories, and poems). He also teaches screenwriting at New York University. His book “Cool Million” is considered the essential guide to writing high concept movies. His short stories and poems have appeared in many horror anthologies and magazines. His novel “The World on Fire” was published September, 2014 by JWK Fiction.
His Blog: http://sheldonwoodbury.blogspot.com/
Catch Sheldon this year in our Year’s Best Body Horror 2017 Anthology with his story, “Where Her Nightmares Dwell,” following a mother with rather upsetting and extreme methods for preventing her daughter from being bullied as she once was. Catch Sheldon once more towards the end of the year in our Year’s Best Transhuman SF 2017 Anthology with his story, “Wasteland,” following the path of a human who has become the next stage in super warrior evolution, though his “test” is not yet complete.
Gary Power is the author of several short stories that have been published in respected anthologies such as When Graveyards Yawn (Crowswing Books), Spinetinglers (Spinetinglers publishing), The (BFS nominated) Black Book of Horror – (Mortbury Press) and most recently ‘Hell’s Bells’ in The Horror Zine (USA) and ‘The Road to Hell’ with the Digital Publishing Corp of Canada.
Imminent publications are a radio/podcast play of ‘Flitching’s Revenge’ with Manor House Audio and ‘Deeper than Dark Water’ with the ‘Vault of Evil’.
He is a member of the British Fantasy Society and the prestigious Clockhouse London Writers group and was shortlisted for the Ian St James short story award.
He is a registered Amazon author and his website is.
Visit him at his website.
Catch Gary this year in our Year’s Best Body Horror 2017 Anthology with his story, “The Always Watching Eye,” following a skeptic’s fate as he discovers the origins of books that seem to be made of visceral material.
Mijat Budimir Vujačić is an economist by trade, storyteller at heart. He is a published author of three horror novels written in Serbian: Krvavi Akvarel, NekRomansa, and Vampir. His stories appeared in SQ, Devolution Z, Crimson Streets, Encounters, Acidic Fiction, Creepy Campfire Quarterly, Under the Bed, 9Tales, and Infernal Ink magazines, as well as in professional anthologies Toxic Tales, Silent Scream, The Nightmare Collective, and The Worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Vol1. He believes a strong work ethic is the root of all success, and that it is best to err on the side of action. A fan of all things horror, he is also an avid gamer, hobby blogger, hookah enthusiast, and a staunch dog person. He lives in Belgrade, Serbia. You can reach him via e-mail: email@example.com or follow him on twitter at: https://twitter.com/MBVujacic
Catch Vujačić this year in our Year’s Best Body Horror 2017 Anthology, with his story “Natural Growth,” following a woman’s decision to get an experimental breast augmentation and the strange side effects that come with it.
unsettling tales that highlight the dilemma of sexual repression and oppression. By combining the genres of feminist and horror/science-fiction she aims to not only disturb readers, but deliver a message that is informative and thought provoking.In 2005, Eskie’s play, Tell Me About Love, was featured in the Provincetown Playwright Festival. She has been featured in various online magazines such as Deadman’s Tome, Bad Moon Rising, and 69 Flavors of Paranoia. Eskie has a number of short stories published by Pill Hill Press, Post-Mortem Press, Scary Tales Publications, Cruentus Libri Press, and many others.
Joseph Aitken was born in Canada and currently lives and writes in the Woodlands, Texas. His stories have appeared in Silent Screams, Splickety’s Lightning Blog, and Phantaxis, and he is a copy editor for Strange Horizons. He can be found online at josephaitken.com and on Twitter @joseph_aitken.
Catch Joseph this year in our Year’s Best Transhuman SF 2017 Anthology, with his story, “Through Eden Took Their Solitary Way,” following two people as they remove integrated chips from their bodies, allowing them to feel pain and other emotions for the first time in their lives.
Thomas C Mavroudis is a Denver native, husband, and father. He possesses an MFA from the University of California, Riverside, where he studied under Stephan Graham Jones. He is the co-founder of the serial fiction blog Saturday Morning Serial (saturdaymorningserial.net) and his publishing credits include Crosscurrents, Dreaming in R’lyeh, and Turn to Ash, and forthcoming in anthologies from Frith Books and Muzzleland Press.
Catch Thomas this year in our Year’s Best Body Horror 2017 Anthology with his story, “My Love Burns with a Green Flame,” following a man who develops a rather carnal addiction after breathing in mold from the floors in his house.
Mark Mellon is a novelist who supports his family by working as an attorney. Short fiction by Mark has recently appeared inSuspense Magazine, Yellow Mama, and Thuglit. Four novels and over fifty short stories have been published in the USA, UK, and Ireland. A novella, Escape From Byzantium, won the 2010 Independent Publisher Silver Medal for F/SF. A website featuring Mark’s writing is at www.mellonwritesagain.com.
Catch Mark this year in the second issue of Hinnom Magazine with his story, “Last of the Aztec Riders,” following a harrowing tale of a biker gang who stumble upon a mysterious and evil idol.
Christopher Vander Kaay
Chris has been published at McSweeney’s and Everyday Fiction, has published three educational books about horror & sci-fi film history, and is a contributing writer at Bloody-Disgusting.com.
Catch Chris this year in our Year’s Best Body Horror 2017 Anthology, with his story, “Tetanus,” following a lock-jawed man’s visit to the doctor’s that leads to events both cosmic and horrifying. Also catch Chris in our Year’s Best Transhuman SF 2017 Anthology with a story co-written with his wife, Kathleen Killian Fernandez titled, “Repli-Vacation,” detailing an advertisement for a form of leisure that is questionable in both ethics and morality.
Kathleen Killian Fernandez
Kathleen Killian Fernandez has been published in McSweeney’s, Curbside Splendor, Cypress Dome and featured in the upcoming issue of Kaaterskill Basin. She is the co-author of several non-fiction books about film history. She writes almost exclusively about Las Vegas and/or alien abductions.
Catch Kathleen this year in our Year’s Best Transhuman SF 2017 Anthology with her story, “Repli-Vacation,’ co-written with husband Chris Vander Kaay, detailing a futuristic advertisement that begs questions of ethical and moral fortitude.
Jeremy Szal was born in 1995 in the outback of Australia and was raised by wild dingoes. His science-fiction and fantasy work has appeared in Nature, Abyss & Apex, Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, Tor.com, The Drabblecast, and has been translated into multiple languages. He is the fiction editor for Hugo-winning podcast StarShipSofa where he’s worked with authors such as George R. R. Martin, William Gibson, and Joe R. Lansdale. He is represented by John Jarrold of the John Jarrold Literary Agency. He carves out a living in Sydney, Australia. Find him at http://jeremyszal.com/ or @JeremySzal.
Catch Jeremy this year in our Year’s Best Transhuman SF 2017 Anthology with his harrowing tale, “Walls of Nigeria,” following an apocalyptic world that has been ravaged by an alien species who has infected mankind with a techno-virus.
Aric Sundquist is a writer of speculative fiction. Born and raised in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, he graduated from Northern Michigan University with a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing. His stories have appeared in numerous publications, including The Best of Dark Moon Digest, Night Terrors III, Evil Jester Digest Vol. 1, and Division by Zero 4: rEvolution. Being a writer and a musician at heart, he also enjoys tabletop board games, playing guitar, and traveling with his girlfriend. Feel free to visit him at: http://aricsundquist.weebly.com/.
Catch Aric this year in our Year’s Best Body Horror 2017 Anthology with his story, “Conditioned Apocalypse,” following a young lady and her rather strange behavioral adjustments to an alien invasion.
Shadrick Beechem is a twenty-five year old aspiring horror writer from the Midwest.
Catch Shadrick this year in our Year’s Best Body Horror 2017 Anthology with his story, “Devil’s Tears,” following an outbreak of a new potent street drug that causes rather visceral side effects.
Stuart Conover is a father, husband, rescue dog owner, horror author, blogger, journalist, horror enthusiast, comic book geek, science fiction junkie, and IT professional. With all of that to cram in on a daily basis, it is highly debatable that he ever is able to sleep and rumors have him attached to an IV drip of caffeine to get through most days.
A resident in the suburbs of Chicago (and once upon a time in the city) most of Stuart’s fiction takes place in the Midwest if not the Windy City itself. From downtown to the suburbs to the cornfields – the area is ripe for urban horror of all facets.
Catch Stuart this year in our Year’s Best Body Horror 2017 Anthology with his story, “The Itch,” following a young man and his odd rashes that just won’t seem to go away . . . or stop growing.
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Good Reads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5418565.Stuart_Conover
Edmund Stone is a writer and poet of horror and fantasy living in a quaint river town in the Ohio Valley. It is a rural and backward area from which he derives a wealth of characters and strange ideas. He writes at night, spinning tales of strange worlds and horrifying encounters with the unknown. He lives with his wife, a son, three dogs and a mischievous cat.
Edmund is an active member of The Write Practice, a member only writer’s forum, where he converses with other writers while perfecting his craft. Edmund’s poetry is featured in the Horror Zine, Summer 2017 issue. He has a poem featured in issue #6 of Jitter by Jitter Press. He also has a short story to be featured in an upcoming anthology by Fantasia Divinity and another to appear in a February 2018 anthology by Schreyer Ink Publishing
Catch Edmund this year in our Year’s Best Body Horror 2017 Anthology with his story, “A Pound of Flesh,” following a tattoo artist’s piece that becomes more alive than he could have ever imagined.
Alexander Lloyd King
Author Alexander Lloyd King is a proud resident of Sistersville, West Virginia. He appreciates his small town and finds inspiration there.
Alexander’s Facebook Page.
Catch King this year in our Year’s Best Body Horror 2017 Anthology with his story, “Grub,” following an arachnologist/entomologist’s Lovecraftian descent into madness.
Victor H. Rodriguez
Victor H. Rodriguez is a talent manager, novelist and short story writer. He’s been a scriptwriter for HBO and published short fiction with Murder of Storytellers, Jaded Books and White Wolf. He also has short stories in the upcoming anthologies Tales of the Once and Future King from Superversive SF, and Hyperion and Theia from Radiant Crown.
Catch Victor this year in our Year’s Best Transhuman SF 2017 Anthology with his story, “Some Assembly Required,” following an inventive assassination attempt in a dystopian world.
Drew Nicks has always been fascinated by horror. Continued viewings of Jaws and Aliens as a youth skewed his young mind. His work has been featured in Dark Corner Books, Road Maps and Life Rafts and The Lovecraft Lunatic Asylum. He resides in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.
Catch Drew this year in our Year’s Best Body Horror 2017 Anthology with his story “Battleground,” following a gas attack in 1916 war-battered France that unleashes a rather Lovecraftian horror on a military encampment.
Damir is an aficionado of weird and macabre tales, presently residing in Arlington, Virginia. His reading interests range from horror and fantasy to pulp and science fiction. His short stories have been published on the Tales to Terrify podcast, in the Lovecraft ezine and in anthologies by Parasomnia Press, Apokrupha, Martian Migraine Press, the Mad Scientist Journal, Ulthar Press, Emby Press and others. He earns his living as an accountant, a profession that lends itself well to nightmares and harrowing visions.
Catch Damir this year in our Year’s Best Transhuman SF 2017 Anthology with his chilling tale, “Mimescape,” following a man who survives an accident aboard a space habitat, only to find his reality vague and questionable.
Derek Nason lives and writes in the New Brunswick, Canada. He holds degrees in Philosophy and Film Production.
Catch Derek this year in our Year’s Best Transhuman SF 2017 Anthology with his story “The Martyrdom of Brother Tokto,” following a man and his journey into a virtual reality program.
Ibai Canales hides somewhere in the cold mountains of Basque Country, in Northern Spain, from where he occassionally descends to wreak havoc upon the civilized world with the stories he writes and the graphic novels he draws.
Catch Ibai this year in Hinnom Magazine Issue 002 with his story “Vessel,” following the eerie transformation of a scientist after his discovery and investigation of an ancient alien civilization.
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Blair Frison lives on the beautiful island of Cape Breton, in Nova Scotia. He is pursuing a degree in Business Management and spends most of his free time writing and watching an unhealthy amount of horror movies – often with his equally horror-obsessed daughter. He has a passion for music and animals, and hopes to one day get over his fear of flying.
He has written for various publications (both online and in print) such as Fossil Lake IV:SHARKASAURUS!, The Edge: Infinite Darkness, Deadman’s Tome, Boxing 24/7, and Haunt of Horrors. Blair is currently working on a collection of short stories.
Catch Blair this year in our Year’s Best Transhuman SF 2017 Anthology with his story “Tech Support” following a humorous narrative of a man who is having difficulties with his new female robot.
David Beers writes thriller novels in Dallas, Texas. When not writing, he obsesses over stories in the news about unexplained deaths and paranormal happenings to the point that his friends and family wonder if he should see a psychiatrist.
Before publishing novels, David received awards for his short fiction seen in numerous publications, including the New York Times mentioned Every Day Fiction.
David scribbles weekly on topics from crime to horror movies at his website, http://www.davidbeersfiction.com. He loves interacting with fans through email, hand written letters, and smoke signals, so feel free to contact him!
Catch David this year in our Year’s Best Body Horror 2017 Anthology with his story “Angels Among Us,” following a preacher and his ghastly methods of creating a real-life angel.
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Julie Novakova (www.julienovakova.com) is a Czech author of science fiction, fantasy and detective stories. She has published short fiction e.g. in Clarkesworld, Asimov’s and Analog. Her work in Czech includes seven novels, an anthology and over thirty stories. She received the Encouragement Award of the European science fiction and fantasy society in 2013 and the Aeronautilus award for the best Czech short story of 2014 and 2015, and for the best novel in 2015. She also translates, writes nonfiction and is a contributor of the Czech SF magazine XB-1. She is an evolutionary biologist by study and also takes a keen interest in planetary science.
Catch Julie this year in our Year’s Best Transhuman SF 2017 Anthology with her story “Becoming,” following a young woman’s rescue from a life grafted to a ship’s interface, only to find a normal life not quite what it once was.
Morgan Crooks grew up in a hamlet in Upstate New York and now teaches ancient history in Massachusetts. Links to his stories are available on the Ancient Logic website (www.ancientlogic.blogspot.com). He lives with his wife, Lauren, near Boston.
Catch Morgan this year in our Year’s Best Transhuman SF 2017 Anthology, with his story “Machinery of Ghosts,” following a revolt, its consequences, and nano horrors.
Guy is a retired aerospace engineer. His company, Kinetic Sciences Inc. built experimental robots for the space station. His short story, “Epilogue,” is included in Tesseracts Twenty 2017. His novel, The Eye of the Beholder, is represented by Spectrum Literary Agency in New York City. For more writing credits, visit his website: http://www.guyimmega.com
Catch Guy this year in our Year’s Best Transhuman SF 2017 Anthology with his story “Manifest Destiny,” following the last days of a world-renown scientist, as he is taken care of by an artificial intelligence that he himself created.
Max D. Stanton
Max D. Stanton is an academic and writer of weird tales who lives in Philadelphia with his great hound Bear and his imperious cat Tristan. You can find his work in publications including World Unknown Review, Sanitarium Magazine, Disturbed Digest, Lovecraftiana [forthcoming] and the Under a Dark Sign and Candlesticks & Daggers anthologies.
Catch Stanton this year in Hinnom Magazine Issue 002 with his haunting tale “The Black Dog,” following a man’s spiraling into madness as he learns to accept the black dog that has latched onto him his entire life.
P.L. McMillan is a Canadian expat living in the States, after having taught English for three years in Asia. She is a victim of a deep infatuation with the works of H.P. Lovecraft, Stephen King, and Algernon Blackwood. To her, every shadow is an entry way to a deeper look into the black heart of the world and every night she rides with the mocking and friendly ghouls on the night-wind, bringing back dark stories to share with those brave enough to read them. Some of these chilling stories have been published before with Neat Magazine, Fundead Publications, and Sanitarium.
Catch McMillan this year in Hinnom Magazine Issue 002 with her story “Godmouth” following a young woman who is haunted by archaic messages revolving around a ‘Godmouth’ after witnessing a tragedy firsthand. Is it all in her imagination? Or is something sinister taking over her city?
Konstantine Paradias is a writer by choice. He’s published over 100 stories in English, Japanese, Romanian, German , Dutch and Portuguese and has worked in a freelancing capacity for videogames, screenplays and anthologies. People tell him he’s got a writing problem but he can, like, quit whenever he wants, man. His work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Catch Konstantine this year in Hinnom Magazine 002 with his hilarious sci-fi tale, “Nothing but Dans, All the Way Down,” following a man named Dan, who joins his multiverse others on a quest to defeat Anti-Dan.
Joanna Costello is a horror writer who favors dark poetry and short stories. In addition to Hinnom Magazine, her work has been featured by FunDead Publications out of Salem, Massachusetts. She is originally from Pāhoa, Hawaii.
Follow her on WordPress: joeatscrow.wordpress.com
Catch Costello this year in Hinnom Magazine 002 with her story “The Nocturne of Manigault,” following a broken man’s return to the home and family that haunt his past, both figuratively and literally.
Sean McCoy is a board game designer living in Dallas, Texas. He lives with his girlfriend and their two dogs. You can follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/seanmccoy.
Catch Sean this year in our Year’s Best Body Horror 2017 Anthology with his tale, “The Face in the Mirror,” following a man and his grotesque transformation that all began with a bald spot.
Hugh McStay is a native of Glasgow, Scotland, where his love for all things horror blossomed in the city’s plethora of urban myths and stories. Influenced by the works of Stephen King and Clive Barker, Hugh has been writing short horror fiction in his spare time for a number of years.
Although a journalism graduate, Hugh has spent the last thirteen years in the customer service industry as a restaurant manager. The sights and sounds of a busy city centre restaurant have shown him the many faces of humanity over the years, from the sublime to the preposterous.
A doting Dad of two beautiful girls, Hugh is a firm believer that his two children are far more formidable than any monster his imagination could ever conjure.
Currently working on his first novel, Hugh continues to write short horror stories to delight, disgust and scare in equal measure.
Catch Hugh this year in Hinnom Magazine 002 with his chilling tale, “The Power of Hate,” about a man who comes back from the dead, transformed, as a living embodiment of vengeance.
Follow Hugh on Twitter: @angryscotsman81
Jeff Johnson is a full time screenwriter and novelist who divides his time between Portland and Los Angeles. He’s the author of the critically acclaimed Tattoo Machine, Spiegel & Grau 2007, as well as Everything Under The Moon, Knottspeed, A Love Story, the Lucky Supreme series (Publisher’s Weekly Starred Review) Lucky Supreme, A Novel of Many Crimes, A Long Crazy Burn, and The Animals After Midnight, and Deadbomb Bingo Ray. His latest short story, “Cantina Kinjiku,” will appear in the upcoming Killer Crimes Anthology, alongside Steven King and Joyce Carol Oates. Literary representation is Mark Gottlieb at the Trident Media Group. The Lucky Supreme series was recently also acquired by Italian publisher Fanucci.
Current television projects with Tom Hildreth of Sternman Productions include Lincoln Park, a police drama set in Portland, Maine, Millinocket, a political comedy-drama set in Millinocket, Maine, Sternman, a crime drama set on the Maine coast, and Lune, a horror-fantasy, based on his acclaimed 2016 novel Everything Under The Moon.
Catch Jeff this year in Hinnom Magazine 002 with his harrowing tale, “Spidering Down an Alley,” following an imaginative journey into hell and the soldiers who explore the realm in search of answers.
Charles D. Shell
Charles D. Shell is one of the winners of the Neoglyphic Entertainment Short Story Competition with his story “Boneyard Prophet”. He also came in 2nd Place in the lulu.com short story competition for his story “Grass” and been previously published by A First Salvo comics for Contract and Contract Solo Missions: Panzer. Several of his self-published novels are available on Amazon, including Blood Calls, Mettle’s Forge, Fourfold and Oath’s Journey. He lives quietly in Roanoke, VA, where he enjoys pen and paper RPGs, creates freelance artwork and waits for the transhuman singularity.
Catch Charles this year in Hinnom Magazine Issue 002 with his haunting tale, “Dry Bones,” following a group of friends who discover an abandoned town that is rather thirsty and ravenous.
Matthew Penwell was born in Florida, spent a majority of his life in a small town in Tennessee, and now currently resides in an even smaller town in Ohio. When he isn’t writing or working, Matthew spends most of his time practicing the guitar, listening to Black Metal, and reading. Influences include: Bradbury, Stine, and Faulkner. This is his first publication.
Catch Matthew this year in Hinnom Magazine 002 with his story, “Death Carriage,” following a man’s journey into a secluded town where he sees something sinister pass through the streets at night.
C.P. Dunphey is the author of the critically acclaimed science fiction/horror novel Plane Walker, editor-in-chief and founder of Gehenna & Hinnom Books, Editor for the Lovecraft Lunatic Asylum, and active member of the Great Lakes Association of Horror Authors.
Having a keen interest in Science Fiction and Horror since a very young age, C.P. Dunphey hopes to establish Gehenna & Hinnom as a powerhouse publisher in his favorite genres whilst helping other authors achieve their goals and well-deserved recognition.
Catch Dunphey this year with his short story collection Lidenskaap, and the release of the mass market trade paperback version of Plane Walker, both releasing in late-2017. Dunphey will also edit the Year’s Best Body Horror 2017 Anthology from Gehenna & Hinnom.