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

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.

BRENDA

KEZAR

FEATURED STORY:

'TERATOLOGY'

Ep. 87

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

(Academia's loss is our gain gentle listener. You can expect to hear more from this remarkable writer on Nocturnal Transmissions soon)

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