Andy Davidson’s debut novel, In the Valley of the Sun, was a finalist for the 2017 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel, This is Horror’s Novel of the Year, a 2018 Silver Falchion Award, and the 2018 Edinburgh International Book Festival’s First Book Award. His second novel, The Boatman’s Daughter, releases February 11, 2020 from MCD x FSG Originals. He holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Mississippi. Born and raised in Arkansas, he makes his home in Georgia, where he teaches college English. He lives with his wife and a bunch of cats.
Crystal O’Leary-Davidson is an English Professor and writing teacher at Middle Georgia State University. She regularly writes, presents, and publishes on horror films, graphic novels in horror, and role playing games for writing and educational purposes. She co-edited Monsters in Film, Fiction, and Fable: The Cultural Links Between the Human and Inhuman (Cambridge Press). A proud Hufflepuff, she still plays Dungeons & Dragons until 2 a.m. She’s married to novelist Andy Davidson, and they have many cats.
Vicki Greer is an editor who specializes in horror, dark fantasy, urban fantasy, science fiction and romantic suspense. She welcomes new, unpublished and self-published authors as well as more experienced writers! Target ages include YA to adult. In her spare time, she also edits technical articles, primarily in computer science and related disciplines. She’s a Microsoft Word geek, and is always happy to help with formatting issues as well. She’s a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association as well as the HWA. When she’s not editing, she reads (naturally), builds websites, does cross-stitch, and attempts to herd her four cats.
Lynne Hansen is a horror artist who specializes in book covers. She enjoys using her 20 years of book marketing and promotion experience to create art that tells a story and helps publishers and authors reach the audiences they deserve. Her clients include Cemetery Dance Publications, Thunderstorm Books and Bloodshot Books, as well as folks like New York Times bestselling authors Christopher Golden, Rick Hautala, and Thomas E. Sniegoski. For samples of her work and information on how to commission her, visit LynneHansenArt.com.
Alex Hofelich is Co-Editor of Pseudopod, a weekly horror podcast magazine. It is part of the pro-paying Escape Artists network, which has been delivering weekly short fiction in multiple genres since 2005. He has been involved with PseudoPod since 2009, and edited the anthology For Mortal Things Unsung, which celebrated the first decade of PseudoPod.
Nathan “Nate” McCullough
Nathan McCullough is a veteran journalist, having worked as a newspaper, magazine and online editor and writer in the Atlanta area for more than 20 years. As a columnist, he is the winner of both the Georgia Press Association’s Joe Parham Trophy for Humor and the Otis A. Brumby Trophy. His first fiction story appeared in the Mini Anthology from Alban Lake Publishing in 2019. His novella, Drag You Down, is forthcoming in January 2020, and he is finishing up his first novel. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia and lives in Stone Mountain.
D.C. Phillips is the author of Frightful Fables, the tales that leave you screaming for more! He has received praise for his dynamic and darkly ironic style, which has been described as “Flannery O’Connor meets ‘Tales From the Crypt.'” As a native of Atlanta, Georgia, D.C. cites Southern culture and classic horror as two of his major influences.
David Powell’s day jobs have run the gamut from studio musician to farmhand to theatre director, but the fuel he runs on is always storytelling. He seeks out the little pockets where things whimsical, dreadful, or pitch-black hide. You can read his work in such places as Close 2 the Bone, Yellow Mama, Black Petals, Shotgun Honey, Calliope, and HWA Poetry Showcase Vol. 6.
Mathew W. Quinn
Matthew W. Quinn grew up in Marietta, Georgia. After graduating from the University of Georgia with a dual degree in magazine journalism and history, he had an extensive career in Atlanta media before moving onto social-studies education. Throughout all of this, he has written science fiction, fantasy, and horror. His first sale was the short horror tale “I am the Wendigo” to the webzine Chimaera Serials and he later wrote licensed fiction for the BattleTech science fiction universe. 2017 saw the publication of his horror novel The Thing in the Woods, while 2019 saw the publication of his horror-comedy novella Little People, Big Guns and his military fantasy novel Battle For the Wastelands.
Peter Adam Salomon
Peter Adam Salomon’s second novel, All Those Broken Angels, was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award® for Young Adult fiction. His poem ‘Electricity and Language and Me’ appeared on BBC Radio 6 performed by The Radiophonic Workshop. He founded both National Dark Poetry Day (Oct. 7) and the Horror Poetry Showcase for the HWA and was the Editor for the first poetry collections released by the HWA.
Jeff Strand is a four-time nominee (and zero-time winner, but c’mon, he lost to Stephen King TWICE!) of the Bram Stoker Award. He is a two-time nominee and one-time WINNER!!!! of the Splatterpunk Award. His novels are usually classified as horror, but they’re really all over the place, almost always with a great big dose of humor. He’s written five young adult novels that all fall into the “really goofy comedy” category.
Jessica Ann York
Jessica Ann York is a horror writer whose debut short story is forthcoming in Vastarien: A Literary Journal. She currently serves as the Content Editor of the official Text Request blog and as the Marketing Associate & Webmaster at Authors At Large. Her fiction centers around women who take comfort in using the macabre as a window to understanding their daily anxieties. Through writing and research, she’s come to love the things that used to scare her (like the three baby tarantulas she’s raising).