By Warden

1. Ann Hite – – Ann Hite’s Black Mountain stories were featured in the May 2008 Issue of The Dead Mule as an ebook, Life on Black Mountain. Beautiful Wreck, her new novel, was a semi-finalist in the 2009 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest. Circle of Light, a Black Mountain story, was nominated for Sundress Best of 2008. Believing in Magic, a personal essay, will appear in a new anthology published by Adams Media October 19, 2009, Christmas Traditions. The Christmas Tree Hunter appeared in Christmas Through A Child’s Eyes, published by Adams Media in 2008. Her personal story, Surviving Mom, was part of Marlo Thomas’ latest collection, The Right Words At The Right Time, Vol., 2
Ann has taught numerous workshops, most recently at Scribblers’ Writing Retreat on St. Simons Island.
Ann lives with her family in Atlanta where she has over 1,000 books, a butterfly garden, and her laptop.

2. Wayne Scheer – -Wayne Scheer has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a Best of the Web. His work has appeared in a variety of publications, including The Christian Science Monitor, Notre Dame Magazine, The Pedestal Magazine, flashquake, Smokelong Quarterly, Pindeldyboz, Flash Me Magazine and Camroc Press Review. Revealing Moments, a collection of twenty-four flash stories, is available as a free download at http://www.pearnoir.com/thumbscrews.htm. Wayne lives in Atlanta with his wife and can be contacted at wvscheer@aol.com.

3. Kevin Brown – -Kevin won the Permafrost Literary Journal’s Midnight Sun Fiction Contest, the Touchstone Fiction Competition, and placed third in the Cadenza Fiction Contest. He was also nominated for a 2007 Journey Award, and has published in GUD, Space & Time, Murky Depths, Neonbeam, Morpheus Tales, sub-TERRAIN, Rosebud, and Underground Voices. His first story here “Angela’s Rising” was originally published in ‘Space and Time’ in October 2008.

4. Catherine Graham – -Catherine Graham is a Scottish Adventure writer who also loves to write Classic Horror stories. Her work has been published in several Places, including Poetry Scotland and The Battered Suitcase. Catherine is at the moment putting the finishing touches to her third book, which she hopes to be able to send out to publishers before Christmas. Madness in the Blood was first published in Steven Marshall’s SNM Horror Journal last June.

5. Judith Quaempts – -Judith Quaempts lives in rural eastern Oregon and is an activemember of Internet Writers Workshop. Her work has appeared in Camroc Press Review, Flash Fire 500, 50-1, Drunk and Lonely Men, and T-Zero.

6. Jeremy Clymer – -Jeremy Clymer 30 year-old lapsed English major living and working in Michigan he is married, has a daughter and just recently got back into the routine of writing short stories in his sparse free time. This story “The Old Ones” was inspired equally by H.P. Lovecraft’s mythology, Neil Gaiman’s humor, and Mitch Albom’s ability to thoroughly irritate him.

7. Pete Malicki – -Short bio: Pete Malicki started writing at the age of 18 and won a nationwide playwriting competition in his homeland of Australia with his first ever play, The New Inhabitant, at 20. He’s gone on to complete five full length novels, 20 plays, and dozens of short stories, poems, and articles for newspapers and magazines. He founded Helm Publishing in Australia and released his first title in May 2009, a full-length novel called Eyes And Knives. He also likes cheese and vampire-zombie hybrids. This story Stage Fright has placed in several competitions and was published in Writers Beat Quarterly as the “members’ choice runner-up”

7. Brian Johnpeer – -a Chief Engineer, has been a horror buff since he was five years old. Recently he’s had numerous publications in ezines, magazines, and anthologies. Brian is currently working on a novel, and once completed, he will seek literary representation to pursue his dream. He lives in Elk Grove, California with his wife Racquel, and three children. You can contact Brian at www. Myspace.com/brian_johnpeer

8. Jeremy C. Shipp – –
Jeremy C. Shipp’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in over 50 publications, the likes of Cemetery Dance, ChiZine, Apex Magazine, Pseudopod, and The Bizarro Starter Kit (blue). While preparing for the forthcoming collapse of civilization, Jeremy enjoys living in Southern California in a moderately haunted Victorian farmhouse with his wife, Lisa, and their legion of yard gnomes. He’s currently working on many stories and novels and is losing his hair, though not because of the ghosts. His books include Vacation, Sheep and Wolves, and Cursed. And thankfully, only one mime was killed during the making of his first short film, Egg.

9. Kathy Highcove – –
Kathy Highcove has been published in various Los Angeles publications, several e-zines and has written restaurant reviews for Valley Scene Magazine. She is an active member of the Internet Writing Workshop and has contributed book reviews to the IWW Book Blog; http://tiny.cc/6jUoO Kathy also edits the newsletter of the California Writers Club: In Focus, http://cwcwestvalley.org/newsletter.aspx

10. Evan Mielke – –
Evan has won no awards, published no articles, and has lived a charmed and disillusioned life. Told at a young age that his writing had “potential,” he harshly scorned the ones who attempted to guide him. Now, at the tender age of 19, amidst the fraternity members, the math majors, and the English professors at Kansas University, stands Evan Mielke, attempting to rectify the faults of his past. We Are Free: A Love Story, is a short social commentary on the fragility of the world around us and the ones that take advantage of our complacency. Besides We Are Free, Evan is working on completing a novel entitled Zoo. A link has been provided on the website, so have a look and see how it is coming along. You can read chapters at this link: http://www.facebook.com/#/pages/Zoo-A-Novel/144783396554?ref=ts

11. Lee Pletzers – –
Lee Pletzers is a writer who is very active in the genre world, online and off. Over 40 short stories of his have found publication in anthologies and magazines, e-zines and online.
In September 2009 his first novel, The Last Church, was released by BBS books. Lee is an avid reader and reviews for HarperCollins and Hachette via SFFANZ (Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand). He is a member of AHWA (Australian Horror Writers Association) and a founding member of SpecFicNZ.
Lee has edited 4 anthologies, worked as editor and reviewer for Sinisteria horror magazine, has translated one novel from Japanese to English and edited several novels for small press authors. In 2008 he created the popular social site for horror writers at: http://horrorwriters.ning.com/
You can find him online at: http://thestoryteller.co.nz
His Facebook fan page is located at: http://is.gd/4vGOJ
Click the book for my review of the last church

12. Casey Rea-Hunter – –
Casey Rae-Hunter is a Washington, DC-based writer, musician, producer and media expert. He publishes and records under the moniker The Contrarian, with TheContrarianMedia.com serving as the official hub for his varied interests. By day, he works in political communications, fighting to preserve the rights and freedoms of creators in the digital age. By night, he attempts to unlock the Mysteries through skeptical inquiry and aesthetic illumination. The Contrarian’s latest music release, Eldritch Musicks, is based on the Mythos of HP Lovecraft and other writers of weird fiction. It can be heard and purchased at TheContrarianMedia.com, or any number of digital services like iTunes. This short story, The Cove, read by Rae-Hunter himself, comes as an illustrated extra with purchase of the Eldritch Musicks CD.

13. R.J. Astruc Has published more than 20 shorts this year alone and her fiction has appeared in Abyss & Apex, Strange Horizons, Aurealis, Andromeda Spaceways and many, many more. You can find her online here or read (and support) her online pirate serial here. Her latest novel, A Festival of Skeletons, will be serialized by Crossed Genres.

14. John B. Rosenman John is an English professor at Norfolk State University where he designed and teaches a course in how to write Science fiction and Fantasy. He is a former Chairman of the Board of the Horror Writers Association and has published over 300 stories in places such as Weird Tales, Whitley Strieber’s Aliens, Fangoria, Galaxy, Starshore, The Age of Wonders, and Hot Blood. John has published eleven books, including SF action-adventure novels and stories such as Beyond Those Distant Stars and Speaker of the Shakk (Mundania Press); A Senseless Act of Beauty (Blade Publishing); Alien Dreams (Drollerie Press); Dax Rigby, War Correspondent (Lyrical Press); Here Be Dragons (Eternal Press); Green in our Souls (Damnation Books); and The Voice of Many Waters (Blue Leaf Publications). Visit him on the web at his website, http://johnrosenman.com, https://twitter.com/Writerman1 or here,
http://myspace.com/291520102

14. Lark Neville
Lark Neville has always adored words. Even as a child she was consumed with reading mysteries and horror novels. She found a home in the darkness, friends in the monsters, hope in the horror. Through much of her life she expressed her own darkness and pain through her poetry. She went on to channel her love of language into a career as a newspaper reporter and technical writer.

But her muse wouldn’t quiet. Her heart always longed for something more creative. She had to acknowledge her passion lies in weaving tales where monsters are beautiful, magic is alive, and being a little off of the norm might give you insights that save your life.

So this year she made serious efforts to branch out from poetry and nonfiction into short stories. She’s also begun working on her first novel. You can see her work at http://www.larkneville.com. She can also be found on Twitter and Facebook. She hopes you’ll visit her online and say hello. She can always use a few more friends to help her get through the night.

15. James O. Eternalis — The name is James O. Eternalis, but most folks know me by the appellation Slick Jimmy.
I was born in the vast mountain west of North America, and during my two score plus years roaming the planet, I have been a jack of all trades, and a master of none. Ah, but such is the life of an itinerant Bohemian.
If you chance to read more of my lil’ yarns, you may see that I turn up occasionally in their pages. You may ask why that is? Well, they’re my adventures after all, aren’t they?
These days I spend my time, plinking songs on my guitar and singing on my porch to the neighbors, painting and drawing erotic art most amateurishly, chasing and catching the sashaying tails of the doxies that happen to cross my path, all the while typing endless lines of prose looking for literary gems amongst the dross of my imagination.

16. Daniel José Older — Daniel is a published author and SCBWI member who has facilitated workshops on gender violence and racism at Ivy League universities, public schools, religious houses and prisons all over the east coast. His short stories have appeared in the anthology Sunshine/Noir (City Works Press, 2005), The Freezine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (November issue), The Tide Pool (October issue) and as part of Sheree Renée Thomas’ Black Pot Mojo Reading Series in New York City He has presented multimedia theater productions about New York history at venues around the city and regularly collaborates as a writer and composer with a number of nationally recognized choreographers, filmmakers and puppeteers.

17. H.P. Lovecraft — H.P. Lovecraft has been called the twentieth century greatest practitioner of the modern horror tale, But it’s much more than that, nearly anyone you read today even if they might not know it has been influenced by him. See a complete list of his works here

18. Linton Robinson — Linton Robinson has written professionally since his early twenties, originally for some of the top magazines and catalogs in the United States, later in publications in Latin America. He won many awards for his syndicated columns in the Nineties, including the cult “noir” classic “Flesh Wounds”, currently an innovative ebook from Adoro Books, who also published is collection of border essays, “Imaginary Lines”, and Mazatlan political/crime/baseball novel “Sweet Spot”. He has recently turned to scripts, and has a television series in development with a well-known Hollywood producer. His website is at http://linrobinson.com

19. T.H. Davis –T. H. Davis was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1986. A life-long fan of horror and a lover of all things weird, he grew up reading books by his heroes Stephen King, James Herbert, M. R. James, and H. P. Lovecraft.
T. H. has been giving horror and supernatural to the world since the Summer of 2009, and in this short time his short stories and ebooks have gained him a cult following across the world, with tens of thousands of people reading his works – most of which he makes available for free.
He has been dubbed the Young Stephen King, the second incarnation of H. P. Lovecraft, and other interesting nick-names. Whether it’s writing, music, or art, T. H. works constantly to provide his fans with his dark dimensions; the fruits of his limitless imagination.

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