Lee Forman is a writer and editor from the Hudson Valley, NY. His fascination with the macabre began in childhood, watching old movies and reading everything he could get his hands on. He’s a third-generation horror fanatic, starting with his grandfather who was a fan of the classic Hollywood Monsters. When he’s not crafting horrifying creatures and tales of terror, he spends his time playing guitar and writing music.
Nina D’Arcangela is a quirky horror writer who likes to spin soul rending snippets of despair. She reads anything from splatter matter to dark matter. She’s also an UrbEx adventurer who loves to photograph abandoned places, bits of decay and old graveyards. Nina is the co-founder of Pen of the Damned; the co-owner of Sirens Call Publications and Phrenic Press; and the resident nut-job and sole anarchist at Dark Angel Photography.
On top of working full time as a Security Checkpoint Coordinator at the Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport and still learning the ropes of being a father, Jon is also a writer of horror and dark fiction. While he writes predominantly about the dark and horrible, he will step out into other areas if the interest is there. He finds enjoyment in expressing his creativity through fiction, poetry, songwriting, painting and thrashing the crap out of his bass guitar.
Mark is also a seeker of rare and fine chocolates.
Mercedes M. Yardley is a whimsical dark fantasist who wears poisonous flowers in her hair. She is the author of Beautiful Sorrows, the Stabby Award-winning Apocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu: A Tale of Atomic Love, and Pretty Little Dead Girls. She recently won the prestigious Bram Stoker Award for her story Little Dead Red. Mercedes lives, creates, and crafts in Las Vegas with her family and menagerie of battle-scarred, rescued animal familiars. Mercedes is a member of the Horror Writers Association and co-chair of the Las Vegas HWA Chapter.
Lydia is that friendly monster under your bed just waiting for you to stick your limbs out from beneath the covers. She tends to frequent the nightmares others dare not tread. When she’s not trying to shred scraps of humanity from the unsuspecting, she writes stories and poems of the horror and dark fiction variety. She’s often found in the box office (fishbowl) of Levity Live, and behind dreaded 800 numbers collecting souls.
Scarlett R. Algee lives in the wilds of Tennessee with a Hound of Tindalos cleverly disguised as a beagle. She discovered steampunk, H. P. Lovecraft, and Lovecraftian steampunk in a previous incarnation as a librarian, and hasn’t looked back since. When not writing horror or fulfilling her duties as an avatar of Nyarlathotep, Scarlett makes steampunk jewelry at her Etsy shop, Copperwalk Designs (copperwalkdesigns.etsy.com).
Veronica Magenta Nero is a fiction writer and poet. She loves to spin dark tales of fantasy, horror and erotica. She is fascinated and inspired by the metaphysical, occult and paranormal, the deviant and deranged, and all things that seethe deep within our subconsciousness.
Christopher is a creator of worlds, destroyer of lives and yes, he sleeps well at night…mostly. He is a fiction writer, poet, and scribe to a beautifully vengeful muse with a taste for horror, fantasy and the erotic. His insatiable imagination has no limit. If you happen to run across Christopher’s path and he seems distracted, it would most likely be prudent to glance over your shoulder – you never know what he may be plotting.
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