• STEVEN BARNES
Mr. Barnes is a Hugo Award-nominated
writer of more than twenty books in the science fiction and fantasy genres,
including the New York Times best-selling, “The Cestus
Deception,” and “The Legacy of Heorot.” He has also
written for television, with runs on “The Twilight Zone,” “The Outer Limits,” “Andromeda” and “Stargate SG-1.” He is a black
belt in Kodokan Judo and Kenpo Karate.
• LOUIS BAYARD
Mr. Bayard is the
critically acclaimed writer of “The School of
Night,” “The Black Tower,”
“The Pale Blue Eye,” and “Mr. Timothy.” He has been nominated for the Mystery
Writers of America Edgar Award, and the Crime Writers’ Association Dagger
Award. He is also an essayist and critic whose work regularly appears in the New York Times and Washington Post,
among others. He teaches creative writing at George Washington University.
• BRUCE BOSTON
Mr. Boston is a multiple award winner
for his poetry and fiction. He has won the Bram Stoker Award for his poetry
collection, “Dark Matters,” The Rhysling Award from the
Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA), the Pushcart Prize for fiction, the
Asimov’s Readers’ Award, and the Grandmaster Award by the SFPA. His books
include the collection of stories, “Masques of Dreams,” and his poetry
collections, “Sensuous Debris,” and “Pitchblende.” Currently, he is
Book Editor for Dark Regions Press and the fiction and poetry editor for The Pedestal magazine.
• CULLEN BUNN
Mr. Bunn is a New
York Times best-selling author. He is the co-creator of
the hit graphic novel series, “The Sixth Gun,” which has been optioned for development by NBC, and “The Damned,” which has been optioned by
Showtime Networks. He is also a writer for Marvel Comics, and has written for
DC Comics, Wildstorm and Oni Press. He is the author of the ongoing
supernatural series for middle readers, “Crooked
Hills,” from Earwig Press, and the upcoming collection
of short stories, “Creeping Stones,” from Evileye Books.
• MORT CASTLE •
Mr. Castle has published more than 350 short
stories and a dozen books, including his novel, “Cursed
Be the Child,” “The
Strangers,” and the non-fiction book, “Writing Horror.” In 2012, with
biographer, Sam Weller, he is co-editor of “Shadow
Show: All New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury.”
His work has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, the Pushcart Prize, and the
Bram Stoker Award, among others. He teaches writing at Columbia College
• CORRINE DE WINTER •
Ms. De Winter has published nearly a dozen
works of poetry and prose, including “Like Eve,” “Virgins of the Apocalypse,” “The End of Desire,” and “Valentines for the Dead.” She won the Bram Stoker Award for her poetry collection, “The Women at the Funeral.” She has also
won the Rhysling Award, and been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Her work has
appeared in many publications, including the New
York Quarterly, Doorways magazine, and The Writer.
• LYNDSAY FAYE •
Ms. Faye is the New
York Times best-selling author of “Dust and Shadow: an Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H.
Watson,” and “The Gods of
Gotham.” Her work appeared in the Best American Mystery Stories 2010.
• ORRIN GREY •
Mr. Grey is a writer, essayist, and skeleton.
His short fiction has appeared in the anthologies “Candle
in the Attic Window,” “Future
Lovecraft,” and “The Mothman
Files.” His first collection of stories,
“Never Bet the Devil & Other Warnings,” is forthcoming from Evileye Books.
• CHARLES JOHNSON •
Mr. Johnson is a novelist, essayist,
philosopher, critic and playwright. His
novel, “Middle Passage,” won
the 1990 National Book Award. His fiction works include “Dr. King’s Refrigerator,” “Oxherding Tale,” “Soulcatcher,” “Faith and the Good Thing,” and “Dreamer.” He is a 1998 McArthur fellow,
and received the 2002 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of
Arts and Letters. He is the S. Wilson and Grace M. Pollock Endowed Professor of
English at the University of Washington.
• GREG KISHBAUGH
Mr. Kishbaugh, a Ray Bradbury Fiction Writing Award winner, has
been an editor and publisher for twenty-five years.
• SARAH LANGAN •
Ms. Langan is the author of three novels, two of which won the Bram
Stoker Award: “The Missing,” and “Audrey’s Door.” Her first novel, “The Keeper,” was an Editor’s
Pick by the New York Times. She has also received the Dark
Scribe Editor’s Choice for Outstanding Novel, and is an American Library
Association Award winner.
• JOE R. LANSDALE •
Mr. Lansdale has written over thirty books, and eighteen short story
collections. His books include “Devil Red,” “Hyenas,” “Vanilla Ride,” “Nightrunners,” “Lost Echoes,” and the Drive-In series, among
others. He is a recipient of the Horror Writers Association Lifetime
Achievement Award, the Edgar Award, multiple Bram Stoker Awards, the British
Fantasy Award, and was named a World Horror Convention Grandmaster in 2007. He
is Writer-in-Residence at Stephen F. Austin State University.
• TIM LEBBON •
Mr. Lebbon is a horror and dark fantasy writer with nearly thirty books
to his credit. He has won the Bram Stoker Award from the Horror Writers
Association for his short story, “Reconstructing Amy,” and the August Derleth
Award for best novel from the British Fantasy Society. His works of fiction
include “The Heretic Land,” “The Thief of
Broken Toys” and “Echo City.”
• MIKE OLIVERI •
Mr. Oliveri is a recipient of the Horror Writers
Association Bram Stoker Award for his debut novel, “Deadliest of the Species.” His stories
and novellas have appeared in books published by Delirium Books, Cemetery Dance
Publications, Moonstone Books, and Image Comics, among others. He is the
creator of the ongoing werewolf noir series, “The Pack,” from Evileye Books. Book one, “Winter Kill,” is available now. Book two, “Lie with the Dead,” will be available in late 2012.
• MATTHEW PEARL
Mr. Pearl is the New York Times best-selling author
of “The Dante Club,” “The Last Dickens,” “The Poe Shadow,” and “The Technologists.” His non-fiction
has appeared in the Boston Globe, New York Times, and Wall Street
Journal, among others.
• KATE SHERROD
Ms. Sherrod is a poet and writer. Her
poetry collection, “Suppertime Sonnets,” has reached the best-seller lists
on Amazon.com for verse. She is a regular contributor to Indiepulp.com, and her
Kate of Mind, among others. She is a collaborator on the upcoming book
for young readers, “Omi & Lulu: The Siren Sea,” from Earwig
• JEREMY C. SHIPP
Mr. Shipp is a writer of horror and
bizarre fiction. His novel, “Cursed,” was nominated for a Bram Stoker
Award. His works include “Fungus of the Heart,” “Sheep and Wolves,” and “Vacation.”