Craig Saunders lives in Norfolk, England, with his wife and three children, who he pretends to listen to while making up stories in his head. He holds a degree in Japanese, and lived in Japan for five years where he held a number of jobs; editor, translator, and carpenter among them. He knows enough jujitsu, karate, aikido and kendo to be a danger only to himself. He has published more than two dozen short stories, and is the author of many novels and novellas including Bloodeye (DarkFuse), The Estate (Crowded Quarantine Publications), and A Stranger's Grave (Grand Mal Press). He writes horror and fantasy for fun and humour when he's feeling serious, which isn't often. He blogs at www.craigrsaunders.blogspot.com, has a facebook page at www.facebook.com/craigrsaundersauthor, or find him on Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk.
Grand Mal published Robb White’s second hardboiled detective-fiction novel, Saraband for a Runaway in 2013. It was preceded by Haftmann’s Rules in 2011. His noir, crime, and mainstream stories have appeared in several webzines, many of them featuring his series character Thomas Haftmann. White's latest novel is Waiting on a Bridge of Maggots.
RYAN C. THOMAS
Ryan is the author of several novels including The Summer I Died, Born to Bleed, Hissers, Ratings Game, The Undead World of Oz, Salticidae, Bugboy, and many other works. He lives in San Diego with his wife and two dogs. Visit him online at RyanCThomas.com.
Robert Essig is the author of Through the In Between, Hell Awaits and People of the Ethereal Realm. He has published over fifty short stories and two novellas and is currently a member of the Horror Writers Association. He lives with his family in Southern California. Check out his blog at robertessig.blogspot.com.
ROY C. BOOTH
Roy C. Booth is the author of several novels, including The Flesh of Fallen Angels, co-written with R. Thomas Riley. He is also a comedian, poet, journalist, essayist, and screenwriter/doctor (w/ screenplays optioned), and an internationally award-winning playwright with 57 plays published (Samuel French, Heuer, et al), including nearly 800 productions worldwide in 28 countries and in ten languages. Check out his books on Amazon.com/Kindle, Nook, Goodreads, and elsewhere. Roy C. Booth's Amazon Authors page.
Ben Johnson has been a drummer, a delivery driver, a fisherman in Alaska, a night porter for the haunted El Tovar Hotel in the Grand Canyon, a singer, a bartender, a rapper, a busboy, a cook, a percussionist, an actor, a director, a river rafter, an outdoor enthusiast, a teacher, a barback, a student at the infamous St. Anthony's Seminary in Santa Barbara, a beatsmith, and an artist. But never an author. Until now. He lives in San Diego, California with his wife Monique and dog Rooners. Follow him at BenJohnsonBooks.com
Matt Darst was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and now lives in Chicago, Illinois. Matt got hooked on books early. He read recreationally at first. But shortly after discovering a dog-eared copy of "Salem's Lot," he began hitting the hard stuff. By twelve, Matt’s addiction to the written word took a turn for the worse. He started writing…for fun. His experimentation with notebooks (a classic gateway) led to dabbling with typewriters. Matt went cold turkey in law school. He decided to straighten out his life. He got a job, a house, and a dog. His normal life was good. Still… Pen and pad call to Matt late at night, cooing his name, telling him to take one last hit of fiction. Sometimes, when Matt’s weak, he heeds the siren call of the drug. He wakes from each blackout amid reams of freshly written pages, pages that have seemingly written themselves. Somehow, these scribblings coalesce into books. Like Matt's first novel, Dead Things, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/deadthingsthenovel or pay the website a visit at deadthingsnovel.com Read Matt's author blog at MattDarst.com Follow Matt on Twitter at the incredibly original handle @MattDarst. Stay tuned for Matt's second novel, a superhero/horror mash-up called FREAKS ANON.