Priscilla Bettis read her first horror story, The Exorcist, when she was a little kid. She snuck the book from her parents’ den, and The Exorcist scared her silly. From that moment on, Priscilla was hooked on horror and all things deliciously off-kilter. As an adult, she turned to engineering physics, a wonderful profession, but what she really likes to do is write. Priscilla is an excellent swimmer, which is good because vampires are terrible swimmers. Priscilla shares a home in the Northern Plains of Texas with her two-legged and four-legged family members. priscillabettisauthor.com
Zoltán Komor (real name: Zoltán Nagy) was born June 14, 1986 and lives in Nyíregyháza, Hungary. He writes surreal short stories and is published in several literary magazines (Wilderness House Literary Review; Drabblecast; The Phantom Drift; Gone Lawn; Bizarro Central; Caliban Online; Bizarrocast; Thrice Fiction Magazine; The Missing Slate; The Gap-Toothed Madness; Kafka Review, etc.) and anthologies (Unity, Volume 1: A Magical Realism Charity Anthology benefiting Doctors without Borders; The Horror Collection: Emerald Edition, etc.).
His first English book, Flamingos in the Ashtray: 25 Bizarro Short Stories, was released by Burning Bulb Publishing in 2014. His second English book, Tumour-djinn, was released by MorbidbookS in the same year, and his third collection, Turdmummy, was released by StrangeHouse Books in 2016.
In 2020 his short story titled “Mall-Head” won The Monolith Prize in Hungary.
Samantha L. Terrell is a widely published American poet whose work reflects emotional integrity and social awareness. Her poetry can be found in or is forthcoming from publications including: Anti-Heroin Chic, Ariel’s Dream, Dissident Voice, Dove Tales, Fevers of the Mind, In Parentheses, Lucky Jefferson, Misfit Magazine, Open Journal of Arts & Letters, Poetry Quarterly, Route 7 Review and many others. Her work has been featured on Sunny G Radio Glasgow, and the Creative Drive Podcast. Find her online at: www.samanthaterrell.com or follow her on Twitter @honestypoetry.
Eric Keegan has been writing novels and screenplays since 2005 but only recently became an avid and enthusiastic reader. The hundreds of books he has read over the last few years has helped him to hone his own writing style. Eric likes to go against the grain when crafting his stories. Eric currently works in manufacturing. When he isn’t working or writing, he seeks inspiration through his travels and in the great outdoors. He has never forgotten his Eagle Scout training and still finds nature a welcome respite from the stresses of daily life. www.blankpagesofmine.com
Simon McHardy is the author of the infamous MOTHER MAGGOT. He lives a reclusive life in Tasmania Australia.
Sean Hawker lives in Gloucestershire, England. He has published a collection of short stories, three novelettes, and two novellas. He is in collaboration with Simon McHardy.
River Dixon has unknowingly found himself trapped in the incessant heat and beauty of Arizona. It is here, along with his family, that he finds solace stringing together words in an attempt to find a structure or sequence that may one day make sense of all this. River can be found hanging out at www.thestoriesinbetween.com where he shares his poetry and short fiction.
Stephen Black is a Northern Irish author and blogger at www.fracturedfaithblog.com . He lives in the rolling countryside outside Belfast with his wife, Fionnuala, and three children, Adam, Hannah, and Rebecca. Originally hailing from Omagh, County Tyrone, he studied Modern History at the University of Ulster, where he first discovered his love for creative writing. In what is left of his spare time, Stephen enjoys running and can be found on the sidelines, cheering on his son and daughter’s rugby and football heroics.
Cecilia Kennedy lives in the Greater Seattle area, where the mountains, pines, and occasional Puget Sound views serve as inspiration. Before moving to Washington state, she taught Spanish and English composition courses in Ohio for over 20 years. Since 2017, she has published numerous short stories in literary magazines and anthologies online and in print. In her spare time, she also chronicles her humorous attempts at cooking and home repair on her blog “Fixin’ Leaks and Leeks.”
Bill Gillard is a teacher of creative writing and literature at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. He is the author of three poetry collections: The Vade Mecum of the True Sublime, Ode to Sandra Hook, and Desire, the River, and the novel Down a Man. He is co-author of Speculative Modernism: How Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Conceived the Twentieth Century, a scholarly study of how genre literature affected literary Modernism. He earned an M.F.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson University and lives in Appleton, Wisconsin, with his wife and two daughters.
Susan Richardson lives in Ireland with her husband, two pugs and two cats. She is a Los Angeles native, born and raised near the ocean, moved to the mountains of Colorado as a teenager, and then to the east coast in her 20’s, but returned to California in the mid 1990’s to rediscover her roots. In 2002, she was diagnosed with a rare degenerative retinal disease called Retinitis Pigmentosa. She is an award-winning writer whose work has been published internationally in print and online, and the author of, “Things My Mother Left Behind”, published by Potter’s Grove Press. She also writes the blog, “Stories from the Edge of Blindness”. You can read more of her work on her website www.floweringink.com.
Eric Daniel Clarke (aka EDC Writing) is an Englishman, raised and schooled in Devon close to its Somerset and Dorset borders, and the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. He has spent his adult life near the River Thames, in Buckinghamshire and Berkshire, working as a scientist at the boundaries of the physical and life sciences. Now in his later years he finds himself writing poetry and prose, using words in place of molecules to explore life’s boundaries; observed, imagined, of his mind and yours.
M. Ennenbach is a poet. A fool. A writer of strange tales. His specialty is painting across the emotional spectrum, usually from an unusual angle. One-third of Cerberus with Patrick C. Harrison III and Chris Miller. Proud father of two. A naturalized Texan from Illinois. Doesn’t like talking about himself, prefers to let the words do that for him. www.mennenbach.com
Kelley Morris grew up outside of Little Rock, Arkansas, a few miles from beautiful Pinnacle Mountain State Park. She has lived most of her adult life in Oklahoma, where she and her husband raised their three children. Kelley is a pianist and elementary school music teacher who loves writing poetry. www.pianogirlthoughts.com
Steve Denehan lives in Kildare, Ireland with his wife Eimear and daughter Robin. He is the author of two chapbooks and two collections. Two-time winner of Irish Times’ New Irish Writing, his numerous publication credits include Poetry Ireland Review, Acumen, Westerly, and Into The Void. He has been nominated for Best of the Net, Best New Poet, and has been twice nominated for The Pushcart Prize. www.stevedenehan.wixsite.com/website
Award-winning writer Suzanne Craig-Whytock is the author of three novels, Smile, The Dome, and The Seventh Devil, and one short story collection, Feasting Upon The Bones. Her short fiction and poetry have appeared in numerous literary journals, and she regularly publishes essays focused on life’s absurdities under the pen name ‘mydangblog’. She is also the Editor of DarkWinter Literary Magazine, an online journal which publishes short stories and poetry from both emerging and established writers. At The End Of It All is her second short story collection. www.educationalmentorship.com
S.R. Jakobi – I am a newcomer to poetry – Antiques and Curios is a venture I had not contemplated until September 2019 – and the poems poured out from my experiences of a relationship. I will write more poems, in fact, I have a good number finished or in work in progress stages on a range of topics, time, places, people – and that covers a wide base of potential opportunity for writing. I am now in my winter years, live in sub-equatorial West Mercia, England; much of my time, income and emotional well-being are spent on books, hi-fi and travelling abroad.