Joe Konrath has written over thirty novels and over a hundred short stories in the mystery, thriller, horror, and
sci-fi genres. He has appeared in dozens of magazines and anthologies and has received or been nominated for numerous awards.
Please visit his site for more information.
'1884' was first published in 'Cthulhu Lives!: An Eldritch Tribute to H.P. Lovecraft' by Ghostwoods Books.
'BLUE TIP DOWN'
'FRIEND OF MINE'
Ian is a London based horror writer and thoroughly 'Diamond Geezer'.
He is the CFO of the recently relaunched Sanitarium Magazine - an independent publishing house dedicated to bringing audiences the best in horror from around the globe.
His inaugural collection of short stories 'FOOD FOR WORMS' published in early 2020, is available through Amazon.
'THE CALL OF CTHULHU'
Eps. 04 & 05
'THE THING ON THE DOORSTEP'
Ep. 123 / 126 / 127
'THE COLOUR OUT OF SPACE'
Ep. 165 / 168 / 171
Born 1890 - Died 1937
Legendary writer of 'weird' fiction, H. P. Lovecraft continues to fascinate and inspire to this very day.
If you wish to find out more about his life and work please check out the documentary 'Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown'. A fascinating look at a troubled but significant writer featuring commentaries from such luminaries as Neil Gaiman and Guillermo del Toro.
'THE REPOSSESSION MAN'
Mr Osborne is a California based writer, war veteran and 'lifter of heavy things'.
If you'd like to find out more please follow the links below.
'THE STEEPLECHASE FLOURISH'
Eps. 09 & 18 and 122
'The Steeplechase Flourish' appears in the horror anthology 'Daylight Dims volume 2' first published in 2014 by Stealth Fiction.
Animal Cruelty was first published in 'Sanitarium Magazine' issue #34 in 2015.
You can find Mr Smith on Twitter @attackosaur.
'THE MONKEY'S PAW'
'The Monkey's Paw' was first published in 1902 in W.W. Jacob's short story collection 'The Lady Of The Barge'.
A much beloved tale; it has been referenced and adapted again and again over the years.
'AN EGG OF STONE AND STEEL'
You can find more information about Mr Williams on his official website 'No Happy Endings'.
You can also find his screenplay 'The Art of Bloodletting' on Amazon.
EDGAR ALLAN POE
The Weird Sisters from MACBETH Act 4 Sc. 1
A writer of unfathomable talent and insight.
His undying popularity is not without ample cause.
A great resource to find out more about his life and times is Bill Bryson's very entertaining book 'Shakespeare: The World As Stage' published by Harper Collins.
'THE TELL-TALE HEART'
'THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO'
'THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM'
'THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH' [PATREON]
'THE BLACK CAT'
Ep. 115 [HALLOWEEN 2021}
Born 1809 - Died 1849
A towering figure in world literature with a particular flair for the macabre.
Any lover of short horror stories will encounter him again and again. His enormous influence on the genre will never fade.
ADAM L.G. NEVILL
If you enjoy this author's work you'll find plenty more to sink your teeth into via his website below.
Nominee and recipient of numerous writing awards, Anna Taborska has made a mark in film, television and horror writing.
For or those of you who like your horror a little darker, please seek out more of this author's work.
You won't be disappointed.
'THE OPEN WINDOW'
'THE EASTER EGG'
'THE RETICENCE OF LADY ANNE'
Hector Hugh Munro (aka Saki)
is a writer from the turn of last century.
His gorgeous short stories are like Haiku in their perfection; mixing social satire, delicious twists and wicked humour with an occasional appearance of the uncanny.
'Herb' was originally posted on reddit 'NoSleep'.
You can find author T. Ku on Facebook and Tumblr.
'THE STORY OF THE GOBLINS WHO STOLE A SEXTON'
The inimitable Charles Dickens.
What more is there to say?
'THIS STAGNANT BREATH OF CHANGE'
Mr Hodge is a Colorado based writer with many works to his name.
Eleven novels, over 120 short stories, novelettes and novellas, and five collections.
'This Stagnant Breath Of Change' was originally published in Shadows over Main Street edited by Doug Murano & D. Alexander Ward
but is also available in The Best Horror of the Year vol. 8 edited by Ellen Datlow, published in 2016.
Iain Lowson's story 'Ink' appears in the Ghostwoods Books publication 'Cthulhu Lives! An Eldritch tribute to H.P. Lovecraft'. If you'd like to check out this collection of Lovecraft inspired short stories just follow the link below to the Ghostwoods site:
'THE CAVE IN THE LAKE'
Unsettling Stories is the home of horror writing by the incredible Max Lobdell.
If you like your horror unsettling, this site delivers just what it says on the label.
Playwright, actor, biographer and creator of haunting tales.
Mr Oliver is a prolific (seven volumes of short stories at the time of this being written) and exquisite writer who's work is well worth seeking out.
(A small "selected" paperback of some of Reggie Oliver's theatrical horror stories.)
'AN OCCURRENCE AT OWL CREEK BRIDGE'
'THE BOARDED WINDOW'
“...I consider anybody a twerp who hasn’t read the greatest American short story, which is ‘Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,’ by Ambrose Bierce. It isn’t remotely political. It is a flawless example of American genius, like ‘Sophisticated Lady’ by Duke Ellington or the Franklin stove.” (Kurt Vonnegut — 2005)
Here's a great site dedicated to the life and works of Mr Bierce.
Brooke Warra is an author of horror and weird fiction. Her work has appeared in various magazines and anthologies.
A full list of her work can be found on her website and you can follow her on Facebook and Twitter.
Mr Zulauf is an American author of fiction, horror, fantasy, literary fiction, children’s literature, and poetry. He is the creator of the chapter book series, The Balderdash Saga and Kingdom in Chains.
He has received numerous awards, including the Marjorie Flack Award for Fiction. His novel The Underground Princess (The Balderdash Saga, Book 1) received the Awesome Indies Approved badge, the Reader’s Favorite Finalist badge, and the Reader’s Favorite Five Star badge.
Please visit his website below for more info and links to his work.
'THE BOXED GOD'
THE BOXED GOD is from ‘Red Phone Box: a Darkly Magical Story Cycle’ featuring a network of interweaving tales penned by various authors.
You'll find a link to this as well as Ms Harrad's Goodreads page below.
You can find out more about Mr Palumbo via his twitter account.
His writing has been featured in 'The Devil's Doorbell' and 'The Toliet Zone Number Two'.
'MY NEIGHBOR'S JUST A GIANT SPIDER IN A TRENCHCOAT'
Jac has written for newspapers, the Chicago theater, a comic book publisher, and various websites. He also served in the navy, and has traveled much of the world as a result. He’s lived in several states across America, but currently resides somewhere in the Midwest.
He is planning to publish his book 'Pandæmonium' later this year (2018)
You can find out more below.
'NO MATTER WHICH WAY WE TURNED'
BRIAN EVENSON is the author of a dozen books of fiction, most recently the story collection A Collapse of Horses (Coffee House Press 2016) and the novella The Warren (Tor.com 2016). He has also recently published Windeye (Coffee House Press 2012) and Immobility (Tor 2012), both of which were finalists for a Shirley Jackson Award. His novel Last Days won the American Library Association's award for Best Horror Novel of 2009. His novel The Open Curtain (Coffee House Press) was a finalist for an Edgar Award and an International Horror Guild Award. Other books include The Wavering Knife (which won the IHG Award for best story collection), Dark Property, and Altmann's Tongue.
He is the recipient of three O. Henry Prizes as well as an NEA fellowship.
He lives in Los Angeles and teaches in the Critical Studies Program at CalArts.
'A TROPICAL HORROR'
'THE THING IN THE WEEDS'
William Hope Hodgson was a prolific English writer who's work appeared in print in the early part of the 1900s.
His essays, novels, poems and short stories embraced a number of genres including horror, science fiction and 'weird' fiction.
A great deal of his writing is inspired by his time at sea working as a sailor.
In response to the merciless bullying he received during his early days in this profession, he took up bodybuilding which led to a period as the proprietor of a personal training centre.
He is particularly remembered for his novel 'The House on the Borderland' and the anthologised story 'The Whistling Room' featuring his popular fictional creation Thomas Carnacki.
He died at the age of 40, killed by German artillery fire while serving in the British Army during World War 1.
'THE HORROR IN THE MUSEUM'
Eps. 41 & 42
An American writer of horror and weird fiction from the first half of the 20th Century.
She is best known for her collaborations with the renown H. P. Lovecraft who revised 5 of her stories.
'FOR THE CHILDREN'
Holden's inaugural collection of horror stories 'For the Children: A short collection of short stories' is available through Amazon.
You can also find more of Mr Marrs' work on his wattpad page.
'There's ALWAYS time for Christmas!'
Mr Blackwell is a California based “indie” author.
A zealous hiker and lover of nature his stories frequently feature forests.
He claims to be boring but his writing is anything but.
The primary inspiration for his work are his densely metaphorical nightmares,
'My Boy Builds Coffins'
Mr McMahon is an award winning British author.
You'll find more of his work via the link below.
'A LITTLE DEATH'
You can find out more about Mr Harville on his official website below.
Also if you would like to support the 'Rethink Mental Illness' mental health charity by purchasing the ‘Dark Places, Evil Faces’ horror anthology in which 'Cloud Nine' appears - you'll find a link for that below as well.
'MISSING, PRESUMED DEAD'
R.T. is a fresh voice in horror fiction who we sincerely hope to hear more from in the future.
'BETWEEN THE PILINGS'
Steve Rasnic Tem is a Colorado based writer of fantasy and horror who's long list of awards and accolades speaks for itself.
You can find out more about this extraordinary writer on his official website below:
DALE BAILEY is the author of eight books, including In the Night Wood, The End of the End of Everything, and The Subterranean Season. His story “Death and Suffrage” was adapted for Showtime’s Masters of Horrortelevision series. His short fiction has won the Shirley Jackson Award and the International Horror Guild Award and has been nominated for the Nebula and Bram Stoker awards. Dale lives in North Carolina with his family.
'I spent 12 hours in the world's quietest room, now I wish I was deaf.'
You can find more of Mr Saxon's writing on reddit.
A respected medievalist and scholar in his time, M. R. James is best remembered for his horror writing. More specifically his Ghost Stories. His influence on the genre continues to this day.
If you'd like to dive deeper into his work you'll find a great resource below.
'DO NOT RESUSCITATE'
'OLD MAN WINTER'
'BILLY BAGBONES: a folktale'
Dan Fields hails from Houston, Texas where he lives with his wife and children.
In addition to Alcyone - the journal featuring "Do Not Resuscitate" in its debut issue - Dan has published work with Sanitarium Magazine, the Nosleep Podcast, Grotesque Quarterly, Jolly Horror and more.
Keep up with the latest at:
Dan Fields' short story collection ‘Under Worlds, After Lives’ is available via the link below:
'SOMEONE DECORATED MY HOUSE FORCHRISTMAS'
E p. 40
'OF A PROMISE BROKEN'
'THE STORY OF MIMI-NASHI-HOICHI'
A great lover of Japanese culture and folklore.
Lafcadio Hearn's skilful translations of traditional Japanese ghost stories continue to chill and entertain today.
'THE INFAMOUS BENGAL MING'
A Yale Law School gratuate living in New York City, Rajesh Parameswaran's debut short story collection
'I Am An Executioner: Love Stories'
caused quite a stir on publication.
We believe you'll see why once you've experienced the collections opening story - 'The Infamous Bengal Ming'.
Rory Say is a Canadian writer of short fiction whose work tends toward the dark, strange, and speculative. His stories have appeared in a wide array of print journals, e-zines, chapbooks, and on podcasts.
'THE DIFFERENT FACE'
German folklorists best known for their 1812 publication 'Nursery and Household Tales' - now referred to as Grimm’s Fairy Tales.
'LITTLE BROTHER AND LITTLE SISTER'
'THE THREE SNAKE-LEAVES'
Max D. Stanton is a horror writer and academic who lives in Philadelphia with his lovely girlfriend and their two savage beasts. Max’s work has been published in venues including Vastarien, Hinnom, and Sanitarium Magazine. His debut collection, A Season of Loathsome Miracles, is forthcoming from Trepidatio Publishing in summer 2020.
William Fryer Harvey (1885 - 1937)
An English short-story writer best known for his wonderfully titled story 'The Beast With Five Fingers'.
Irish Writer and theatre manager. He is, of course, best known for his iconic Victoria Gothic masterpiece 'Dracula' - a novel who's influence on the world of horror literature and horror in general cannot be overstated.
'DRACULA - Johnathan Harker's Journal'
Eps. 136, 139, 142, 145
Dan is a horror author who was once an academic, but the sentences proved too long and the words too obscure. Northern Ireland is where he now lives. But he was born in England and raised in Byron's hometown, which the bard hated but Dan does not. They named every other road after Byron. As yet no roads are named after Dan but several children are. Dan's literary fiction has featured in Number Eleven, Storgy, and the Dime Show Review. His science fiction is available in Shoreline of Infinity and Phantaxis. And his horror can be found in Devolution Z, Sanitarium Magazine, Disturbed Digest and Into the Ruins.
Dan's website is at www.dansoule.com where there is an exclusive ebook of short stories available, plus a classic horror novel
You can purchase Dan's horror novel 'Neolithica' here:
'THE SLAUGHTERMAN'S TALE'