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RICHARD

MICHAEL

FEATURED STORY:

'THE VOICE IN THE GARDEN'

Ep. 75

Richard Michael is a Clinical Laboratory Scientist living in Summerville, South Carolina; originally from Long Island, New York.

Although not yet published (at the time of this bio) he is

a passionate lover of horror who takes great pleasure in writing horror fiction.

Links:

reddit page

P.L.

mcmillan

FEATURED STORIES:

'THAT WHICH THE OCEAN GIVES AND TAKES AWAY'

Ep. 77

'GODMOUTH'

Ep. 96

'THE WHALE HUNTS'

Ep. 122

P.L. McMillan is an accomplished horror writer whose stories have appeared in a wide array of anthologies and magazines. 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. You can find out more about her here:

Website

Facebook

Twitter

FEATURED STORY:

'THE MOUTH THAT OPENS'

Ep. 78

 Logan Noble is a horror and science fiction writer who lives in Ohio with his wife and his two dogs. His short stories have appeared in a number of anthologies and magazines, including Pickman’s Gallery, Miskatonic Dreams, Déraciné Magazine, and Sanitarium Magazine.

His work can be found at his website:

 

 logannobleauthor.com

TIM

CURRAN

FEATURED STORY:

'SCRATCHING FROM THE OUTER DARKNESS'

Ep. 81

Official site:

 

corpseking.com

CHARLOTTE

PERKINS GILMAN

FEATURED STORY:

'THE YELLOW WALLPAPER'

Ep. 84

Born July 3, 1860, died August 17, 1935. 

American feminist, lecturer, writer, and publisher who was a leading theorist of the women’s movement in the United States.

Her best known short story 'The Yellow Wallpaper' was published in 'New England Magazine' in 1892. 

Links:

 

 biography

Brittanica - Charlotte Perkins Gilman

FEATURED STORY:

'JABBERWOCKY'

Ep. 86

He wrote 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' and 'Through the Looking-Glass'.

Need we say more.

FEATURED STORIES:

'TERATOLOGY'

Ep. 87

'SCARLET CAPRICE FOR SOLO VIOLIN'

Eps. 108, 109

'BONE DICE BLUES'

Eps. 137, 138

A former Oxford academic who decided to swap dry scholarly prose for weird tales.

Academia's loss is our gain gentle listener. 

Links:

http://vincentrn.com

BRENDA

KEZAR

FEATURED STORY:

'Sal's last butcher shop'

Ep. 90

Brenda Kezar is a horror, fantasy, and science fiction writer and
member of the Horror Writers Association.

She lives on the dark tundra of North Dakota with her muse, an evil corgi named Honey Booboo.

Her short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines, including Dark Moon Digest, Daily Science Fiction, Silverthought, Welcome to Miskatonic University, Zombidays: Festivities of the Flesheaters, and many others.

To learn more, visit:


www.BrendaKezar.com

Christina

Rossetti

FEATURED STORY:

'GOBLIN MARKET'

Ep. 92

Christina Rossetti was a mid nineteenth century English poet from an extraordinary family.

You can find out more about this important literary figure in the following excellent biography.

Poetry Foundation Bio 

JEFF

SPEZIALE

FEATURED STORY:

'KRAMPUS'

Ep. 93

Jeff Speziale is an American writer and filmmaker from St. Louis, MO. He finds inspiration from classic American Ghost Stories and German Folklore. When he’s not writing screenplays or short stories— Jeff spends his free time traveling, sipping bourbon and enjoying life with his very patient wife.

WILLIAM

HUGHES MEARNES

FEATURED STORY:

'ANTIGONISH'

Ep. 94

An American educator and poet who took a particular interest in encouraging the natural creativity of children.

He is best remembered as the author of 'Antigonish' (or 'The Little Man Who Wasn't There').

CLARK

ASHTON SMITH

FEATURED STORY:

'THE SEED FROM THE SEPULCHRE'

Ep. 95

One of the most famous contributors to the pulp magazine Weird Tales, Clark Ashton Smith had a long running literary friendship with, doyen of dark fantasy fiction, H.P. Loveraft.

His extensive back catalogue has been collated in 

'The Collected Fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith', published by Nightshade Books

LYMAN

Graves

FEATURED STORY:

STEW, BRITANNIA! or This Septic Isle

Ep. 98

Lyman Graves has published fiction with Swamp Ape Review, Grotesque Quarterly Magazine, and The Great Void. His story "When the Owls Call" appeared in the Red Room Press anthology Year's Best Hardcore Horror, Volume 4. He resides in East Texas, coexisting with the odd urban pest.

LYMAN GRAVES Facebook page

FEATURED STORY:

'The Early Bird'

Ep. 99

Taylor Allgood's work has been featured on The Nosleep podcast and he himself is a sometimes guest on The Short and Spooky podcast  (a comedy/horror review of anthology horror tv series from the '80s and '90s). Taylor is a native of the Pacific Northwest who now resides in San Francisco. When he can be pulled away from his job in the tech industry,  he's typically daydreaming of new ways to frighten readers.

He has also been published in 'Bad Futurist' magazine

The 'Short and Spooky' PODCAST

GUY

de MAUPASSANT

FEATURED STORY:

The Hand

Ep. 100

Henry-René-Albert-Guy de Maupassant was a 19th-century French author. Considered by many to be the greatest French master of the short story.

AARON

VLEK

FEATURED STORY:

AL-KITAB AL-GHOUL: Being the Singular Memoir of Ibn al-Warith, the Only Known Son of Abdul al-Hazrad, Called the Mad Arab by Some

Eps. 101 & 102

Aaron Vlek is a storyteller whose work focuses primarily on the trickster as bringer of delight and proponent of disquieting humors. Many of her short stories delve into original tales of the jinn and a universal imagining of the Native American Coyote. Some works are historical in setting while others hail from the contemporary and urban landscape. She indulges more and more frequently in the reimagining of classic themes of Lovecraftian horror and has a keen fondness for the occult detective. Aaron is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College where she spent most of her time writing.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE

FEATURED STORY:

This Won't Hurt a Bit

Ep. 105

John Saxton hails from Yorkshire, UK, where he is happily married, with two sons. He has had over 50 short horror stories published in the independent press, including his own

collection: ‘Bloodshot’.

He writes mainly after dark...

Twitter - @jsaxtonwriter

FEATURED STORY:

Mandibles

Ep. 111

Alex Wolfgang is a horror writer from Oklahoma City. 

When not reading and writing horror, you'll find him camping, playing the drums, watching movies with his wife, and backpacking around the world.

His debut collection Splinter and Other Stories, which contains the story Mandibles, is available now.

He's a member of HOWL Society and the Horror Writer's Association.

 

Links:

Website: www.alexwolfgang.com


Twitter: @alexwolfgang92

FEATURED STORY:

The Lunch Pail

Ep. 112

W. B. Stickel lives in Central New York with his wife and three kids. By day he works for the Air Force as a systems administrator--doing computer geek stuff. By night he reads and writes as much as life allows. He has published over a dozen stories in various magazines and anthologies, to include Sanitarium Magazine, E-Fiction Horror, Shadows of the Mind, SQ Mag, and the Lovecraftian tribute Whispers from the Abyss. His story "Selection" was featured on episode #226 of the horror podcast Tales to Terrify.

 

FEATURED STORY:

Transition / Transformation

Ep. 117

Taylor Mittelsteadt is a transgender man and aspiring author from Massachusetts, working to break into the horror genre.

Links:

You can reach Taylor at taylormitt@gmail.com

FEATURED STORY:

The Fifth Gable

Ep. 118

Kay Chronister‘s fiction has appeared in
Beneath Ceaseless Skies and Clarkesworld.
She lives in Seattle with her miniature
dachshund, Victor Hugo.

 

FEATURED STORY:

Egg

Ep. 125

Priya Sharma is a UK based writer.

Her fiction has appeared in Interzone, Black Static, Nightmare, The Dark and Tor.

'Fabulous Beasts' was a Shirley Jackson Award finalist and won a British Fantasy Award for Short Fiction.

Priya is a Shirley Jackson Award and British Fantasy Award winner,  and Locus Award finalist, for 'All the Fabulous Beasts', her debut collection, available from Undertow Publications. 

'Ormeshadow', her first novella (available from Tor), won a Shirley Jackson Award and a British Fantasy Award. 

OFFICIAL SITE

Pinterest page:  priyasharma1

Instagram page:  priyasharma1000

FEATURED STORY:

The Atoll

Ep. 128

Caleb Stephens is a dark fiction author writing from somewhere deep in the Colorado mountains. His short stories have appeared in multiple publications and podcasts, including HOWL Society Press, MetaStellar, Suspense Magazine, Scare You To Sleep, and more.

His story “The Wallpaper Man” is forthcoming as a short film from Falconer Film & Media.

Links:

OFFICIAL SITE

Twitter:  @cstephensauthor.

FEATURED STORY:

Howling Highway

Ep. 131

Jed Vesper is a horror writer with a taste for the macabre and strange.  His home county of Yorkshire, UK, is steeped in atmosphere and inspiration for the ghoulish and ghostly, so he fits right in. 

His debut anthologies:  Tales of Dread and Dismay, Volumes 1 and 2 are available in ebook format, from Amazon worldwide.  Jed is usually most active around the witching hour.  That’s when the company is best. 

Links:

Jed can be found haunting Twitter

@jedvesper

FEATURED STORY:

Cat Scare

Ep. 132

Zachary Rosenberg is a fantasy and horror writer living in Florida. He appreciates the ocean, wildlife and his love of literature was constantly nurtured growing up where he practically lived in the libraries, reading every horror and fantasy book he could get his hands on.

Look for him on Twitter at @OrbKnighter

His print debut short story "The Teeth Of the Deeps" will be featured in the fifth short story collection from Dead Sea Press.

He will also soon be appearing in 'The Nightmare Sky' by Death Knell Press 

Links:

Dead Sea Press

Death Knell Press

Twitter:

@OrbKnighter

FEATURED STORY:

The Crystal Egg

Ep. 133

H. G. Wells

What more need we say.

FEATURED STORY:

The Brass Bed

Ep. 134

Megan Joyce Pugh is an award winning British horror and thriller writer in London. Her co-written and co-produce short film The Blue Door was nominated for a BAFTA in 2019. As a result, the feature length script of The Blue Door was optioned by Steven Speilberg's outfit Amblin in 2021. In January 2022 her second short horror script: She Talks In Her Sleep was filmed and is now in post production, due for Autumn release. She is Co-Creative Director of the production company 13th Door Films with writer and actor Ben Clark.

FEATURED STORY:

'Conkers'

Ep. 143

Mike Lee has previously featured in the 'Sirens Call' ezine and on the 'Something Scary' Podcast.

FEATURED STORY:

'THE ERL KING'

Ep. 144

 German poet, novelist, playwright, statesman, and scientist.

RICHARD

MICHAEL

FEATURED STORY:

'THE VOICE IN THE GARDEN'

Ep. 75

Richard Michael is a Clinical Laboratory Scientist living in Summerville, South Carolina; originally from Long Island, New York.

Although not yet published (at the time of this bio) he is

a passionate lover of horror who takes great pleasure in writing horror fiction.

Links:

reddit page

P.L.

mcmillan

FEATURED STORIES:

'THAT WHICH THE OCEAN GIVES AND TAKES AWAY'

Ep. 77

'GODMOUTH'

Ep. 96

'THE WHALE HUNTS'

Ep. 122

P.L. McMillan is an accomplished horror writer whose stories have appeared in a wide array of anthologies and magazines. 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. You can find out more about her here:

Website

Facebook

Twitter

FEATURED STORY:

'THE MOUTH THAT OPENS'

Ep. 78

 Logan Noble is a horror and science fiction writer who lives in Ohio with his wife and his two dogs. His short stories have appeared in a number of anthologies and magazines, including Pickman’s Gallery, Miskatonic Dreams, Déraciné Magazine, and Sanitarium Magazine.

His work can be found at his website:

 

 logannobleauthor.com

TIM

CURRAN

FEATURED STORY:

'SCRATCHING FROM THE OUTER DARKNESS'

Ep. 81

Official site:

 

corpseking.com

CHARLOTTE

PERKINS GILMAN

FEATURED STORY:

'THE YELLOW WALLPAPER'

Ep. 84

Born July 3, 1860, died August 17, 1935. 

American feminist, lecturer, writer, and publisher who was a leading theorist of the women’s movement in the United States.

Her best known short story 'The Yellow Wallpaper' was published in 'New England Magazine' in 1892. 

Links:

 

 biography

Brittanica - Charlotte Perkins Gilman

FEATURED STORY:

'JABBERWOCKY'

Ep. 86

He wrote 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' and 'Through the Looking-Glass'.

Need we say more.

FEATURED STORIES:

'TERATOLOGY'

Ep. 87

'SCARLET CAPRICE FOR SOLO VIOLIN'

Eps. 108, 109

'BONE DICE BLUES'

Eps. 137, 138

A former Oxford academic who decided to swap dry scholarly prose for weird tales.

Academia's loss is our gain gentle listener. 

Links:

http://vincentrn.com

BRENDA

KEZAR

FEATURED STORY:

'Sal's last butcher shop'

Ep. 90

Brenda Kezar is a horror, fantasy, and science fiction writer and
member of the Horror Writers Association.

She lives on the dark tundra of North Dakota with her muse, an evil corgi named Honey Booboo.

Her short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines, including Dark Moon Digest, Daily Science Fiction, Silverthought, Welcome to Miskatonic University, Zombidays: Festivities of the Flesheaters, and many others.

To learn more, visit:


www.BrendaKezar.com

Christina

Rossetti

FEATURED STORY:

'GOBLIN MARKET'

Ep. 92

Christina Rossetti was a mid nineteenth century English poet from an extraordinary family.

You can find out more about this important literary figure in the following excellent biography.

Poetry Foundation Bio 

JEFF

SPEZIALE

FEATURED STORY:

'KRAMPUS'

Ep. 93

Jeff Speziale is an American writer and filmmaker from St. Louis, MO. He finds inspiration from classic American Ghost Stories and German Folklore. When he’s not writing screenplays or short stories— Jeff spends his free time traveling, sipping bourbon and enjoying life with his very patient wife.

WILLIAM

HUGHES MEARNES

FEATURED STORY:

'ANTIGONISH'

Ep. 94

An American educator and poet who took a particular interest in encouraging the natural creativity of children.

He is best remembered as the author of 'Antigonish' (or 'The Little Man Who Wasn't There').

CLARK

ASHTON SMITH

FEATURED STORIES:

'THE SEED FROM THE SEPULCHRE'

Ep. 95

'THE VAULTS OF YOH-VOMBIS'

Ep. 169

One of the most famous contributors to the pulp magazine Weird Tales, Clark Ashton Smith had a long running literary friendship with, doyen of dark fantasy fiction, H.P. Loveraft.

His extensive back catalogue has been collated in 

'The Collected Fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith', published by Nightshade Books

LYMAN

Graves

FEATURED STORY:

STEW, BRITANNIA! or This Septic Isle

Ep. 98

Lyman Graves has published fiction with Swamp Ape Review, Grotesque Quarterly Magazine, and The Great Void. His story "When the Owls Call" appeared in the Red Room Press anthology Year's Best Hardcore Horror, Volume 4. He resides in East Texas, coexisting with the odd urban pest.

LYMAN GRAVES Facebook page

FEATURED STORY:

'The Early Bird'

Ep. 99

Taylor Allgood's work has been featured on The Nosleep podcast and he himself is a sometimes guest on The Short and Spooky podcast  (a comedy/horror review of anthology horror tv series from the '80s and '90s). Taylor is a native of the Pacific Northwest who now resides in San Francisco. When he can be pulled away from his job in the tech industry,  he's typically daydreaming of new ways to frighten readers.

He has also been published in 'Bad Futurist' magazine

The 'Short and Spooky' PODCAST

GUY

de MAUPASSANT

FEATURED STORY:

The Hand

Ep. 100

Henry-René-Albert-Guy de Maupassant was a 19th-century French author. Considered by many to be the greatest French master of the short story.

AARON

VLEK

FEATURED STORY:

AL-KITAB AL-GHOUL: Being the Singular Memoir of Ibn al-Warith, the Only Known Son of Abdul al-Hazrad, Called the Mad Arab by Some

Eps. 101 & 102

MAKING ENDS MEET

Ep. 154

SCION OF THE STRANGE DARK HOUSE ON THE HILL

Ep. 180

Aaron Vlek is a storyteller whose work focuses primarily on the trickster as bringer of delight and proponent of disquieting humors. Many of her short stories delve into original tales of the jinn and a universal imagining of the Native American Coyote. Some works are historical in setting while others hail from the contemporary and urban landscape. She indulges more and more frequently in the reimagining of classic themes of Lovecraftian horror and has a keen fondness for the occult detective. Aaron is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College where she spent most of her time writing.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE

FEATURED STORY:

This Won't Hurt a Bit

Ep. 105

John Saxton hails from Yorkshire, UK, where he is happily married, with two sons. He has had over 50 short horror stories published in the independent press, including his own

collection: ‘Bloodshot’.

He writes mainly after dark...

Twitter - @jsaxtonwriter

FEATURED STORY:

Mandibles

Ep. 111

Alex Wolfgang is a horror writer from Oklahoma City. 

When not reading and writing horror, you'll find him camping, playing the drums, watching movies with his wife, and backpacking around the world.

His debut collection Splinter and Other Stories, which contains the story Mandibles, is available now.

He's a member of HOWL Society and the Horror Writer's Association.

 

Links:

Website: www.alexwolfgang.com


Twitter: @alexwolfgang92

FEATURED STORY:

The Lunch Pail

Ep. 112

W. B. Stickel lives in Central New York with his wife and three kids. By day he works for the Air Force as a systems administrator--doing computer geek stuff. By night he reads and writes as much as life allows. He has published over a dozen stories in various magazines and anthologies, to include Sanitarium Magazine, E-Fiction Horror, Shadows of the Mind, SQ Mag, and the Lovecraftian tribute Whispers from the Abyss. His story "Selection" was featured on episode #226 of the horror podcast Tales to Terrify.

 

FEATURED STORY:

Transition / Transformation

Ep. 117

Taylor Mittelsteadt is a transgender man and aspiring author from Massachusetts, working to break into the horror genre.

Links:

You can reach Taylor at taylormitt@gmail.com

FEATURED STORY:

The Fifth Gable

Ep. 118

Kay Chronister‘s fiction has appeared in
Beneath Ceaseless Skies and Clarkesworld.
She lives in Seattle with her miniature
dachshund, Victor Hugo.

 

FEATURED STORY:

Egg

Ep. 125

Priya Sharma is a UK based writer.

Her fiction has appeared in Interzone, Black Static, Nightmare, The Dark and Tor.

'Fabulous Beasts' was a Shirley Jackson Award finalist and won a British Fantasy Award for Short Fiction.

Priya is a Shirley Jackson Award and British Fantasy Award winner,  and Locus Award finalist, for 'All the Fabulous Beasts', her debut collection, available from Undertow Publications. 

'Ormeshadow', her first novella (available from Tor), won a Shirley Jackson Award and a British Fantasy Award. 

OFFICIAL SITE

Pinterest page:  priyasharma1

Instagram page:  priyasharma1000

FEATURED STORY:

The Atoll

Ep. 128

Caleb Stephens is a dark fiction author writing from somewhere deep in the Colorado mountains. His short stories have appeared in multiple publications and podcasts, including HOWL Society Press, MetaStellar, Suspense Magazine, Scare You To Sleep, and more.

His story “The Wallpaper Man” is forthcoming as a short film from Falconer Film & Media.

Links:

OFFICIAL SITE

Twitter:  @cstephensauthor.

FEATURED STORY:

Howling Highway

Ep. 131

Jed Vesper is a horror writer with a taste for the macabre and strange.  His home county of Yorkshire, UK, is steeped in atmosphere and inspiration for the ghoulish and ghostly, so he fits right in. 

His debut anthologies:  Tales of Dread and Dismay, Volumes 1 and 2 are available in ebook format, from Amazon worldwide.  Jed is usually most active around the witching hour.  That’s when the company is best. 

Links:

Jed can be found haunting Twitter

@jedvesper

FEATURED STORY:

Cat Scare

Ep. 132

Zachary Rosenberg is a fantasy and horror writer living in Florida. He appreciates the ocean, wildlife and his love of literature was constantly nurtured growing up where he practically lived in the libraries, reading every horror and fantasy book he could get his hands on.

Look for him on Twitter at @OrbKnighter

His print debut short story "The Teeth Of the Deeps" will be featured in the fifth short story collection from Dead Sea Press.

He will also soon be appearing in 'The Nightmare Sky' by Death Knell Press 

Links:

Dead Sea Press

Death Knell Press

Twitter:

@OrbKnighter

FEATURED STORY:

The Crystal Egg

Ep. 133

H. G. Wells

What more need we say.

FEATURED STORY:

The Brass Bed

Ep. 134

Megan Joyce Pugh is an award winning British horror and thriller writer in London. Her co-written and co-produce short film The Blue Door was nominated for a BAFTA in 2019. As a result, the feature length script of The Blue Door was optioned by Steven Speilberg's outfit Amblin in 2021. In January 2022 her second short horror script: She Talks In Her Sleep was filmed and is now in post production, due for Autumn release. She is Co-Creative Director of the production company 13th Door Films with writer and actor Ben Clark.

FEATURED STORY:

'Conkers'

Ep. 143

Mike Lee has previously featured in the 'Sirens Call' ezine and on the 'Something Scary' Podcast.

FEATURED STORY:

'THE ERL KING'

Ep. 144

 German poet, novelist, playwright, statesman, and scientist.

FEATURED STORY:

'Down by the Sea Near the Great Big Rock'

Ep. 149

Champion Mojo Storyteller Joe R. Lansdale has written novels and stories in many genres, including Western, horror, science fiction, mystery, and suspense. He has also written for comics as well as "Batman: The Animated Series." As of 2020, he has written 50 novels and published more than 30 short-story collections (maybe 40 by now?!) along with many chapbooks and comic-book adaptations. His stories have won ten Bram Stoker Awards. a British Fantasy Award, an Edgar Award, a World Horror Convention Grand Master Award, a Sugarprize, a Grinzane Cavour Prize for Literature, a Spur Award, and a Raymond Chandler Lifetime Achievement Award. He has been inducted into The Texas Literary Hall of Fame, and several of his novels have been adapted to film. 

OFFICIAL SITE

https://joerlansdale.com

FEATURED STORY:

'Neither'

Ep. 151

Jez Conolly is co-editor of three books in the World Film Locations series (Dublin, Reykjavik and Liverpool) published by Intellect. He writes regularly for Beneficial Shock! magazine and has contributed to numerous other cinema books and journals. His most recent non-fiction monographs concern John Carpenter's The Thing, the 1945 Ealing Studios portmanteau horror film Dead of Night and the 1966 John Frankenheimer film Seconds, all published by Auteur/Liverpool University Press as part of their 'Devil's Advocates' and ‘Constellations’ series. During the COVID-19 pandemic he returned to fiction writing, and since 2020 has had short stories published in six volumes of the ongoing BHF Book of a Horror Stories series. His mini-collection of stories reprinted from these publications, entitled 'Nuggets and other pieces', was published in 2022.

You'll find 'Nuggets' on the Horrified Magazine website:

NUGGETS

FEATURED STORIES:

'SOMATIC'

Ep. 152

'A GOOD KID IS HARD TO RAISE'

Ep. 160

Emma E. Murray's stories have appeared in anthologies like What One Wouldn’t Do, Obsolescence, and Ooze: Little Bursts of Body Horror, as well as magazines such as Pyre and If There’s Anyone Left. To read more, you can visit her website:

 

EmmaEMurray.com 

or follow her on Twitter

@EMurrayAuthor

'Exquisite Hunger' is Emma's debut chapbook, featuring cover art and illustrations by author and artist Caitlin Marceau.

Find it here:

medusahaus.com

SIMON
SMITH

FEATURED STORY:

'UPON REFLECTION'

Ep. 155

Sophisticated urbanite, Simon Smith, has authored and edited several scholarly works, most of which appear in obscure philosophy journals. His short stories, on the other hand, may be found in such respectable venues as Schlock! and Aphelion.

He lounges around Scotland’s capital city as one of the University’s swinking demons. He spends  his time, when not swinking, swanning around art galleries, sibilantly swilling sophisticated cocktails.

Despite agreeing to stop tormenting his readers, he wangs on endlessly about James Joyce and recently began work on what might one day be a book about Ulysses.

FEATURED STORY:

'THE ADVENTURE OF THE GERMAN STUDENT'

Ep. 156

American short-story writer, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat. He was the creator of 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' published in1820.

'The Adventure of the German Student' appeared in his collection of essays 'Tales of a Traveller' published in 1824. The story was inspired by a French folk tale sometimes referred to as 'The Green Ribbon'.

FEATURED STORIES:

'CONTRASTS IN SEPIA'

Ep. 157

'BEYOND THE HORIZON'

Ep. 166

John writes for both children and adults, and writes pretty much full-time now. He was, however, a teacher for many years and still does a little bit of teaching here and there, and

even marries people (to other people!) on weekends.

He finds his students and clients are excellent sources of inspiration when writing dialogue and forming characters, and

occasionally utilises some of the things he sees and hears from them! He then drops them into stories, where very spooky things happen to them…

He’s been writing stories ever since he was able to pick up a pen and greatly enjoy shaping ideas into tales and fully developed novels. 

He has written several children’s books – all scary, of course! –and his latest,

'Jack Devlin and the Roman Curse'

(perfect for ages 8 to 14)

will be released on the 9th June by Little Red’s

Publishing, the children’s arm of Red Cape Publishing.

​He lives near the ancient own of Pontefract, West Yorkshire, where there's a good sprinkling of ghosts and even a haunted castle!  

 

Contrasts in Sepia is definitely not one for the younger

audience.

FEATURED STORY:

'STOLEN KISS'

Ep. 161

Toshiya Kamei is an Asian writer who takes inspiration from fairy tales, folklore, and mythology. Their short stories have appeared in various magazines and anthologies.

https://toshiyakamei.wordpress.com/

FEATURED STORIES:

'THE CROWN'

Ep. 163

'GOLD DIGGER'

Ep. 174

Taija Morgan is a horror, thriller, and suspense author with short stories and non-fiction articles published in various anthologies and magazines, including the Prairie Gothic anthology (2020) and Prairie Witch anthology (2022) from Prairie Soul Press, Tales to Terrify’s horror podcast (2022), Penitent’s Gold (The Seventh Terrace, 2022), and many others. She has degrees in psychology and sociology that contribute realism and insight to her dark, twisted fiction.

Taija was the editor of Crime Writers of Canada’s 40th Anniversary anthology Cold Canadian Crime (2022).

She is represented by Oli Munson with A.M. Heath.

Find her at:

www.TaijaMorgan.com

or

www.linktr.ee/TaijaMorgan

FEATURED STORIES:
'JOHN HARRINGTON'S WEDDING'
Ep. 159
'THE SHADOW'
Ep. 177

FEATURED STORY:

'A MIMICRY OF NIGHT'

Ep. 164

Jon Michael Kelley's recent credits include stories in The Satirist, the multiple award-winning collection Qualia Nous (2014 Bram Stoker Award Finalist for Best Anthology), Antipodean SF, and Misfits of Magic. 

FEATURED STORY:

'BLIND DATE

Ep. 167

Matt Dennis is an English teacher and part-time author. When he’s not marking essays, he’s writing short stories and putting the finishing touches on a speculative fiction novel.

His short story, “Breaking the Order,” was published in The Dillydoun Review. Another of his short stories, “Poaching Hunters,” was chosen as the story of the month in The Horror Zine.

FEATURED STORY:

'MOULD'

Ep. 170


Harley Carnell lives and writes in London, England. His work has been published or is forthcoming in Vastarien, Riptide Journal, Penumbra and Litro, among others. He has had worked performed on the NoSleep Podcast, the Drabblecast and Tales to Terrify.

FEATURED STORY:

'REVENGE'

Ep. 178

FEATURED STORY:
'THE GRAVEYARD RATS'
Ep. 181

FEATURED STORY:
'THE RECITAL'
Ep. 182

Physician by day and horror writer by night, Daniel Parish has had pieces previously performed on the Scare You to Sleep and CreepyPod podcasts. He does not at this time have anything to promote other than peace on earth and goodwill toward all, tempered with a few good scary stories.

FEATURED STORY:
'THE TENDED FIELD OF EIDO YAMATA'
Ep. 183

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