Robert Boyczuk has published short stories in various magazines and anthologies. He also has three books out: a collection of his short work, Horror Story and Other Horror Stories, and two novels, Nexus: Ascension and The Book of Thomas (all by ChiZine Publications).
Find Robert Boyczuk at:
Tony Burgess’s first novel, The Hellmouths of Bewdley received universal critical praise and hailed the arrival of Canada’s “splatter punk Stephen King.” He was shortlisted for the Trillium award for his novel, Idaho Winter. He is also the author of the infamous zombie epic, Pontypool Changes Everything, which was named Best Book of 1998 by Now Magazine (made into the film Pontypool). His story collection, Fiction for Lovers won the Relit Prize for best Canadian short fiction. His previous novel with CZP, People Live Still in Cashtown Corners is currently being made into a film by Foresight Features and Bruce McDonald.
Find Tony Burgess at:
Mike Carey has written extensively in the comics field, where his credits include Lucifer, Hellblazer, X-Men and The Unwritten (nominated for both the Eisner and Hugo Awards). He is also the author of the Felix Castor novels, and of the X-Men Destiny console game for Activision. He is currently writing a movie screenplay, Silent War, for Slingshot Studios and Intrepid Pictures.
Paul Di Filippo
Gemma Files was born in London, England and raised in Toronto, Canada. Her story “The Emperor’s Old Bones” won the 1999 International Horror Guild award for Best Short Fiction. She has published two collections of short work (Kissing Carrion and The Worm in Every Heart, both Prime Books) and two chapbooks of poetry (Bent Under Night, from Sinnersphere Productions, and Dust Radio, from Kelp Queen Press). A Book of Tongues, her first Hexslinger novel, won the 2010 DarkScribe Magazine Black Quill award for Small Press Chill, in both the Editors’ and Readers’ Choice categories. The two final Hexslinger novels, A Rope of Thorns and A Tree of Bones were published by ChiZine Publications in 2011 and 2012.
Find Gemma Files at:
Carolyn Ives Gilman
Carolyn Ives Gilman writes both fiction and nonfiction about frontiers. Growing up close to the U.S.-Canada boundary, she became a historian of borders between nations, races, and cultures, and a writer of fiction about even more exotic worlds than ours.
Carolyn Ives Gilman's most recent novel, Ison of the Isles, completes the story started in Isles of the Forsaken, which IO9 called “an insanely fun, fast-paced read that will appeal to fans of both Ursula K. Le Guin and George R.R. Martin.” In 2011 she was nominated for both a Hugo Award and a Nebula Award (for the third time). Her first novel, Halfway Human, was called “one of the most compelling explorations of gender and power in recent SF” by Locus magazine. Her short fiction has appeared in Fantasy and Science Fiction, The Year’s Best Science Fiction, Bending the Landscape, Interzone, Universe, Full Spectrum, Realms of Fantasy, and others, and she has a collection of short fiction, Aliens of the Heart, from Aqueduct Press. Her work has been translated and reprinted in Russia, Romania, the Czech Republic, Sweden, France, Poland, and Germany.
In her professional career, Gilman is a historian specializing in 18th- and early 19th-century North American history, particularly frontier and Native history. Her last nonfiction book, Lewis and Clark: Across the Divide, was featured by the History Book Club and Book of the Month Club. Her history books have won the Missouri Governor’s Humanities Award, the Missouri Conference on History Best Book Award, the Northeastern Minnesota Book Award, and the Outstanding Academic Book of the Year award from Choice magazine. She has been interviewed on All Things Considered, Talk of the Nation, History Detectives, and the History Channel. She is currently working on a history of the American Revolution on the frontier.
Carolyn Ives Gilman is a native of Minnesota who now lives in Washington, DC and works for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian.
Christopher Golden is the New York Times bestselling, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of such novels as Of Saints and Shadows, The Myth Hunters, The Boys Are Back in Town, and Strangewood. He has also written books for teens and young adults, including the Body of Evidence series, Poison Ink, Soulless, and The Secret Journeys of Jack London, co-authored with Tim Lebbon. His current work-in-progress is a graphic novel trilogy collaboration with Charlaine Harris entitled Cemetery Girl. Golden frequently collaborates with other writers on books, comics, and scripts. He has co-written three illustrated novels with Mike Mignola, the first of which, Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire, was the launching pad for the Eisner Award- nominated comic book series, Baltimore. As an editor, he has worked on the short story anthologies The New Dead, The Monster’s Corner, and 21st Century Dead, among others, and has also written and co- written comic books, video games, screenplays, and a network television pilot. Golden was born and raised in New England, where he still lives with his family. His original novels have been published in more than fourteen languages in countries around the world.
Find Christopher Golden at:
Brent Hayward’s short fiction has appeared in several publications and anthologies, including Horizons SF, On Spec, ChiZine, the Tesseracts series, and Chilling Tales. In 2006, his story “Phallex Comes Out” was nominated for the StorySouth Million Writers Award as best online story of that year; it received an honourable mention. Filaria, his first novel, was published by ChiZine Publications in 2008 and has since garnered solid acclaim. His second book, The Fecund's Melancholy Daughter, was called [b]eautifully written and morally ambivalent in a starred review from Publishers Weekly. A third novel, Head Full of Mountains, will be published in the Spring of 2014.
Find Brent Hayward at:
photo: Tracy Sides Photography
Find Karen Heuler at:
photo: Stephanie Colgan
Nicholas Kaufmann is the critically acclaimed author of Walk In Shadows: Collected Stories, General Slocum's Gold (nominated for a Bram Stoker Award), Hunt at World's End (as Gabriel Hunt), Chasing the Dragon (nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award and a Thriller Award), and Dying Is My Business. In addition to his many published pieces of short fiction and non-fiction, including a chapter in Writers Digest Books' popular On Writing Horror, he penned widely read monthly columns on the horror and dark fantasy genres for Fear Zone and The Internet Review of Science Fiction. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Find Nicholas Kaufmann at:
Claude Lalumière is the editor or co-editor of twelve anthologies, including Island Dreams: Montreal Writers of the Fantastic, the Aurora Award-nominated Tesseracts Twelve: New Novellas of Canadian Fantastic Fiction, and (with Camille Alexa) Masked Mosaic: Canadian Super Stories. Claude is the co-creator, with artist Rupert Bottenberg, of Lost Myths. He has published two books through ChiZine Publications: Objects of Worship (2009) and The Door to Lost Pages (2011).
Find Claude Lalumière at:
Tim Lebbon is a New York Times-bestselling writer from South Wales. has published twenty novels to date, including The Island, The Map of Moments (with Christopher Golden), Bar None, Fallen, Hellboy: The FireWolves, Dusk, and Berserk, as well as scores of novellas (including The Thief of Broken Toys) and short stories. He has won four British Fantasy Awards, a Bram Stoker Award, and a Scribe Award, and has been a finalist for the International Horror Guild and World Fantasy Awards. He has also been a judge for the World Fantasy Award. In 2004, Fangoria named him “one of the thirteen rising talents who promise to keep us terrified for the next twenty-five years.” Only nineteen years left to go. . . better get busy. He has written several screenplays, and is currently developing two TV series with a British TV company. Several of his novels and novellas are currently in development for screen in the USA and UK, and he is working on new novels and screenplays.
Find Tim Lebbon at:
Simon Logan is the author of the industrial crime thriller Katja From The Punk Band, one of Spinetingler Magazine’s Top 10 Books of 2010, and the industrial fiction novel Pretty Little Things To Fill Up The Void. He is also the author of the industrial short story collections Nothing Is Inflammable and I-O and the fetishcore fiction collection Rohypnol Brides. He lives and works in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Find Simon Logan at:
Nick Mamatas is the author of several novels, including Move Under Ground, The Damned Highway (with Brian Keene), and the forthcoming Love is the Law. His short fiction has appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction, Tor.com, ChiZine, Weird Tales, and many other magazines and anthologies.
Find Nick Mamatas at:
John Mantooth is an award-winning author whose short stories have been recognized in numerous year's best anthologies. His short fiction has been published in Fantasy Magazine, Crime Factory, Thuglit, and the Stoker-winning anthology, Haunted Legends (Tor, 2010), among others. He's represented by Beth Fleisher of Clear Sailing Creatives, and he's a founding member of the semi-notorious writing group Snutch Labs. His first book, Shoebox Train Wreck, was released in March of 2012 from ChiZine Publications. His debut novel, The Year of the Storm, is slated for a June 2013 release from Berkley. He lives in Alabama with his wife, Becky, and two children.
Find John Mantooth at:
Michael Marano is a literary horror and dark science fiction writer, with stories in The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 11 and Outsiders: 22 All-New Stories from the Edge; his first novel Dawn Song won the Bram Stoker and International Horror Guild Awards. He is a former Fiction Editor of the award-winning dark fiction magazine Chiaroscuro. Stories From the Plague Years, a collection of Marano's new and reprinted short fiction, published by Cemetery Dance Publications, was named one of the Top Ten Horror publications of 2011 by Booklist. His novella Displacement was nominated for a 2011 Shirley Jackson Award. Stories From the Plague Years was reprinted in 2012 by ChiZine Publications of Toronto, who will also be reprinting Dawn Song in 2013, which will be followed by two sequels, The Diaspora and Winter Requiem.
Since 1990, he has also been reviewing movies and doing pop culture commentary for the Public Radio Satellite System program Movie Magazine International, produced in San Francisco and syndicated in more than 111 markets in the US and Canada. Mike is a former Writing instructor at Buffalo State College, and his non-fiction has appeared in venues such as The Boston Phoenix, The Weekly Dig, The Independent Weekly, Paste Magazine, SuicideGirls, and Science Fiction Universe. Marano is a leading critic of horror films and fiction, with a column on horror films in Cemetery Dance Magazine and book reviews appearing in journals such as Dead Reckonings.
He is currently an Instructor at Grub Street, a non-profit creative writing centre based in Boston, where his classes on applying literary techniques to the writing of genre fiction have been consistently popular.
Find Michael Marano at:
Aurora Award-winner Helen Marshall is an author, editor, and self-proclaimed bibliophile. As a Ph. D candidate at the University of Toronto’s prestigious Centre for Medieval Studies, she has presented widely in England, Canada and the United States on topics ranging from the width of medieval punctuation to fourteenth-century romances.
In 2011, she published a collection of poetry, Skeleton Leaves, that “[took] the children’s classic, [stripped] away the flesh, and [revealed] the dark heart of Peter Pan beating beneath.” The collection was jury-selected for the Preliminary Ballot of the Bram Stoker Award for excellence in Horror, nominated for a Rhysling Award for Science Fiction Poetry and won the Aurora Award for best Canadian speculative poem.
Her poetry and fiction have been published a range of magazines including Tor.com, The Chiaroscuro, Paper Crow, Abyss & Apex, and Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet.
Find Helen Marshall at:
James Marshall's short fiction has appeared in numerous Canadian literary magazines: PRISM International, The Malahat Review, Exile, The Literary Quarterly, and Prairie Fire. One of his stories was nominated for the National Magazine Award for fiction, the M&S Journey Prize, and it was a finalist in the 22nd Annual Western Magazine Awards, 2004. A collection of his short stories, Let’s Not Let A Little Thing Like The End Of The World Come Between Us, was published by Thistledown Press in 2004, and it was shortlisted for both the 2005 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (Caribbean and Canada Region) in the “Best First Book” category, and the ReLit Award for short fiction.Ninja Versus Pirate Featuring Zombies, the first novel in his How to End Human Suffering series, was released through ChiZine Publications in 2012.
Find James Marshall at:
Tone Milazzo has been a marine, a cab driver, a bartender, and a computer guy. And hopes that all this experience lends a flair of authenticity to his fiction instead of being years he wasted when he should have been writing instead.
Picking Up the Ghost (ChiZine Publications) started as a list of tropes he was tired of seeing in fantasy; An orphan, raised in seclusion in a fake Europe, discovers his destiny to take up the magical something or other and destroy the big evil guy. Turning his jadedness into inspiration he inverted all of these, got a novel out of it and had a lot of fun doing it.
Find Tone Milazzo at:
Teresa Milbrodt grew up in Bowling Green, Ohio, where she developed an odd affinity for Midwestern flatness and gray skies. She received her MFA in Creative Writing and her MA in American Culture Studies from Bowling Green State University, and was then permitted to move to the Rocky Mountains. She is the author of a short story collection, Bearded Women: Stories.
Milbrodt's stories have appeared in Nimrod, North American Review, Crazyhorse, Natural Bridge, Indiana Review, The Cream City Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and New Orleans Review, among other literary journals. Several of her stories have also been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Western State Colorado University in Gunnison, Colorado, where she lives with her husband Tristan and cat Aspen. She is still adjusting to absurdly sunny January days.
Find Teresa Milbrodt at:
photo: Richard Wagner
Derryl Murphy’s stories have appeared in a variety of magazines and anthologies over the years. He is also the author of the ecological science fiction collections Wasps at the Speed of Sound and Over the Darkened Landscape and, with co-author William Shunn, of the ghost story Cast a Cold Eye. He has been nominated four times for Canada’s Aurora Award, most recently for his CZP novel Napier's Bones, and anticipates that someday he’ll be nominated and lose again. He lives on the Canadian prairies with his wife, two sons, and dog, and vaguely remembers the day when he thought this whole writing thing would be glamourous.
Find Derryl Murphy at:
David Nickle is a Toronto-based author and journalist whose fiction has appeared in magazines and anthologies like Cemetery Dance, The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, the Northern Frights series and the Queer Fear series. Some of it has been collected in his book of stories, Monstrous Affections. His first solo novel, Eutopia: A Novel of Terrible Optimism, led the National Post to call him “a worthy heir to the mantle of Stephen King.” His most recent novel, Rasputin's Bastards, was called supernatural eeriness at its best. He also works as a reporter, covering Toronto municipal politics for a chain of community newspapers.
Find David Nickle at:
Author of Cities of Night, Philip Nutman was an expatriot Englishman who lived in Atlanta, GA.
In addition to being an acclaimed, multiple award-nominated novelist (Wet Work), he was an award-winning screenwriter, film producer, director, and sometimes actor.
He started writing at age five and has never looked back. He sold his first movie review when he was 15, became Fangoria magazine's British Correspondent at 18, and had recently retired from 30 years as an entertainment journalist and business writer.
He died on October 7th, 2013 at age 50.
John Park was born in England but moved to Vancouver as a graduate student in chemical physics. He now lives in Ottawa where has done research at the National Research Council of Canada and been part of a scientific consulting firm. His short fiction and poetry have appeared in a number of North American and European publications, in English and in French and German translations. In September 2012 his novel, Janus, was published by ChiZine Publications.
Find John Park at:
Tom Piccirilli is the author of more than twenty novels, including Shadow Season, The Cold Spot, The Coldest Mile, and A Choir of Ill Children. He’s won two International Thriller Awards and four Bram Stoker Awards, as well as having been nominated for the Edgar, the World Fantasy Award, the Macavity, and Le Grand Prix de L’imagination.
Find Tom Piccirilli at:
Tim Pratt's fiction has won a Hugo Award, and he's been a finalist for Sturgeon, Stoker, World Fantasy, Mythopoeic, and Nebula Awards. His books include two short story collections; a volume of poems; two novels, including Briarpatch; and, as T. A. Pratt, six books (and counting) about sorcerer Marla Mason. He works as a senior editor for Locus Magazine, and lives in Berkeley, CA with his wife, Heather Shaw, and their son, River.
Find Tim Pratt at:
Daniel A. Rabuzzi
Daniel A. Rabuzzi studied folklore and mythology in college and graduate school, and keeps one foot firmly in the Other Realm. His fiction and poetry have appeared in Sybil’s Garage, Shimmer, ChiZine, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Abyss & Apex, Goblin Fruit, Mannequin Envy and Scheherezade’s Bequest. The Choir Boats, the first volume of his Longing for Yount series, was published through ChiZine Publications in 2009, followed by the second volume, The Indigo Pheasant, in 2012.
He has also had twenty scholarly and professional articles published on subjects ranging from fairytale to finance. A former banker, Daniel earned his doctorate in 18th-century history, with a focus on issues of family, gender and commerce in northern Europe. He is now an executive at a global non-profit organization that provides educational materials to children from under-resourced and traditionally marginalized communities. Daniel lives in New York City with his wife and soul-mate, the artist Deborah A. Mills, along with the requisite two cats.
Find Daniel A. Rabuzzi at:
Ian Rogers is a writer, artist, and photographer. His short fiction has appeared in several publications, including Cemetery Dance, Supernatural Tales, and Shadows & Tall Trees. He is the author of SuperNOIRtural Tales (Burning Effigy Press), a series of stories featuring supernatural detective Felix Renn. Ian lives with his wife in Peterborough, Ontario.
Find Ian Rogers at:
Find Michael Rowe at:
Geoff Ryman is the author of several successful, award-winning novels, mostly science fiction. The Unconquered Country (1984) won both the British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) Award and the World Fantasy Award; The Child Garden (1989) won the Arthur C Clarke Award and the John W Campbell Memorial Award (First Place); the hypertext novel 253 won the Philip K. Dick Award in 1999; and his novel Air won the Arthur C. Clarke and James Tiptree, Jr. Awards in 2006.
An early Web design professional, Ryman led the teams that designed the first web sites for the British monarchy and the Prime Minister’s office. He also has a lifelong interest in drama and film; his 1992 novel Was looks at America through the lens of The Wizard of Oz and has been adapted for the stage, and Ryman himself wrote and directed a stage adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s The Transmigration of Timothy Archer.
Robert Shearman has worked as writer for television, radio and the stage. He was appointed resident dramatist at the Northcott Theatre in Exeter and has received several international awards for his theatrical work, including the Sunday Times Playwriting Award, the World Drama Trust Award and the Guinness Award for Ingenuity in Association with the Royal National Theatre. His plays have been regularly produced by Alan Ayckbourn, and on BBC Radio by Martin Jarvis. A selection of his plays have been collected in book form as Caustic Comedies.
However, he is probably best known as a writer for Doctor Who, reintroducing the Daleks for its BAFTA winning first series in an episode nominated for a Hugo Award. He has also written many popular audio dramas for the series for Big Finish.
His first collection of short stories, Tiny Deaths, was published by Comma Press in 2007. It won the World Fantasy Award for best collection, was shortlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize and nominated for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Prize. No Looking Backwas selected by the National Library Board of Singapore as part of the annual Read! Singapore campaign. The two series of The Chain Gang, his short story and drama project or BBC7, both won the Sony Award.
His second collection, Love Songs for the Shy and Cynical, was published by Big Finish in 2009. It won the British Fantasy Award for best collection, the Edge Hill Short Story Readers Prize and the Shirley Jackson Award, celebrating outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic. History Becomes You, from this third collection, Everyone's Just So So Special, was nominated for the Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Award.
Most recently, his best dark fiction was collected in Remember Why You Fear Me by ChiZine Publications.
He is currently writer in residence at Edinburgh Napier University.
Find Robert Shearman at:
Chandler Klang Smith
Find Chandler Klang Smith at:
Doug Smith is, quite simply, the finest short-story writer Canada has ever produced in the science fiction and fantasy genres, and he's also the most prolific. His stories are a treasure trove of riches that will touch your heart while making you think.
—Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of Hominids and FlashForward
Douglas Smith is an award-winning Canadian author of speculative fiction, with over a hundred short story publications in thirty countries and twenty-five languages.
His collections include Chimerascope (2010) and Impossibilia (2008), as well as the translated fantasy collection, La Danse des Esprits (France, 2011). His first novel, The Wolf at the End of the World, will be released in 2013.
Doug has twice won Canada's Aurora Award, and has been a finalist for the international John W. Campbell Award, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Bookies Award, Canada's juried Sunburst Award, and France's juried Prix Masterton and Prix Bob Morane.
A multi-award winning film based on Doug's story By Her Hand, She Draws You Down will be released on DVD this year, and other films based on his stories are in the works.
Find Douglas Smith at:
Caitlin Sweet’s first fantasy novel, A Telling of Stars, was published by Penguin Canada in 2003. Her second, The Silences of Home, was published in 2005. Her one and only short story, “To Play the Game of Men,” was included in Daw’s Ages of Wonder anthology. In 2011, she published The Pattern Scars (ChiZine Publications), which was nominated for Aurora and Sunburst awards and won a CBC Bookie Award. She lives with her family in a magic bungalow in Toronto and teaches genre writing at the University of Toronto's School of Continuing Studies.
Find Caitlin Sweet at:
Steve Rasnic Tem
Steve Rasnic Tem was born in Lee County, Virginia in the heart of Appalachia. He currently lives in Centennial, Colorado with his wife, the writer Melanie Tem. His novels include Excavation, The Book of Days, the recent Deadfall Hotel and, co-written with wife Melanie Tem, Daughters and The Man On the Ceiling. He is the author of over 350 published short stories, and is a past winner of the Bram Stoker, International Horror Guild, British Fantasy, and World Fantasy Awards. He was also a finalist for the Philip K. Dick, Shirley Jackson, and Theodore Sturgeon awards. His other story collections include City Fishing, The Far Side of the Lake, In Concert (collaborations with Melanie Tem), Ugly Behavior, and Onion Songs.
Find Steve Rasnic Tem at:
Lavie Tidhar is the World Fantasy Award-winning author of Osama, and of The Bookman Histories trilogy and many other works. He also won the British Fantasy Award for Best Novella, for Gorel & The Pot-Bellied God, and was nominated variously for a BSFA, Campbell, Sturgeon and Sidewise awards. He grew up on a kibbutz in Israel and in South Africa but currently resides in London.
Find Lavie Tidhar at:
Paul Tremblay is the author of the novels The Little Sleep, No Sleep Till Wonderland, and Swallowing a Donkey's Eye, and the short story collection In the Mean Time. His essays and short fiction have appeared in the the Los Angeles Times, Five Chapters.com, and Best American Fantasy 3. He is the co-editor of four anthologies including Creatures: Thirty Years of Monster Stories (with John Langan). He co-wrote a YA novel with Stephen Graham Jones that's due to be published by CZP in 2014. Paul is also currently on the board of directors for the Shirley Jackson Awards. He fears many things, including the return of his uvula.
Find Paul Tremblay at:
Halli Villegas is the author of three collections of poetry, Red Promises, In the Silence Absence Makes and The Human Cannonball, and several anthology pieces. She has published online erotica under a pen name. Her poetry and prose have appeared in places such as the LRC, Exile, Kiss Machine, Pagitica, Variety Crossings and The Windsor Review, and her book, The Hair Wreath and Other Stories, was published by ChiZine in 2010. Halli has received funding for her writing from the OAC Works in Progress in 2006, the TAC mid-level writers in 2007 and 2009, and the OAC Works in Progress in 2009.
She is also the publisher of Tightrope Books and the administrative director of the Rowers Pub Reading Series.
Robert J. Wiersema
Robert J. Wiersema is a bookseller and reviewer, who contributes regularly to the Vancouver Sun, the Globe and Mail, the Ottawa Citizen, and numerous other newspapers. Wiersema is also the event coordinator for Bolen Books, and the author of Before I Wake (Random House Canada, 2006), which was a national bestseller, and The World More Full of Weeping. He lives in Victoria, B.C., with his wife, Cori Dusmann, and their son, Xander.
Find Robert J. Wiersema at:
Nir Yaniv is a writer, musician, editor and filmmaker based in Tel Aviv. His short stories were published in Israel and outside it, including such publications as Weird Tales, Apex Magazine and ChiZine. And they have been translated into German, Portuguese and Polish. His first story collection, One Hell of a Writer, came out in 2006. Two novels he co-wrote with Lavie Tidhar were published in 2009: The Tel Aviv Dossier and Fictional Murder. His second story collection, The Love Machine & Other Contraption, came out in 2012.
Nir founded Israel’s first online SF&F magazine, sf-f.org.il, in which he served as chief editor for seven years; went on to edit Dreams in Aspamia, a printed speculative fiction magazine, and created the first Hebrew science fiction rock album, The Universe in a Pita.
Nir's first short film, Conspiracy, was screened in film festivals in Israel and in the UK. He served in various film projects as cameraman, soundman, sound-editor, and even actor.
Find Nir Yaniv at:
Rio Youers is a multi-platform writer, working in books and comics. He is the author of Mama Fish (Shroud Publishing) and Old Man Scratch (PS Publishing)—the latter earning him a British Fantasy Award nomination in 2010. His novelette, This is the Summer of Love, was the title story of PS Publishing’s first new-look Postscripts anthology, a publication in which Rio has appeared three times. His short fiction has also been published by, among others, St. Martin’s Griffin, Cemetery Dance, and IDW Publishing.
Rio’s debut novel, End Times, was released by PS Publishing in 2010, with his first short story collection, Dark Dreams, Pale Horses, following in autumn 2011. His latest novel, Westlake Soul (ChiZine Publications), was released in the spring of 2012, and has been favourably reviewed in such venues as Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, and the National Post.
Rio lives in southwestern Ontario with his wife, Emily, and their daughter, Lily Maye.
Find Rio Youers at:
Most of Gord's previous writing experience has been in television, but please don't hold that against him. He has written several short stories, one half of a novella, and one book. He lives in Halton Hills with his wife and son.