Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., is the author of the novels The Orphan Palace and Nightmare’s Disciple, and he has written many short stories that have appeared in magazines and anthologies, including “Weird Fiction Review”, “Lovecraft eZine”, Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year, S. T. Joshi’s Black Wings (I and III), Book of Cthulhu, The Children of Old Leech, Year’s Best Weird Fiction. His highly–acclaimed short story collections, Blood Will Have Its Season, SIN & ashes, and Portraits of Ruin, were published by Hippocampus Press. He edited A Season in Carcosa and the Bram Stoker nominated and Shirley Jackson Award winning The Grimscribe’s Puppets. He has two new collections of weird fiction upcoming, A House of Hollow Wounds, and The Protocols of Ugliness, both edited by Jeffrey Thomas. Joe is currently editing several new anthologies, including Cassilda’s Song, The Leaves of a Necronomicon, and Born Under A Bad Sign.
Steven Gilberts has been producing fine art since 1981. In 1995 he began displaying his work at science fiction and fantasy conventions. In 2003 Steven made the jump into professional horror illustration starting with Space and Time Magazine.Steven and his lovely wife Becky live in a spooky Queen Ann cottage in a small Dunwich-esk village in Indiana. While hiding from the townsfolk, he concocts odd covers and interiors for the small press industry.
His work can be seen on the world wide web at StevenGilberts.com.
Will Murray is a lifelong New Englander who has contributed to numerous fanzines devoted to HPL, as well as a growing number of Cthulhu Mythos prose anthologies. As one of the three founding members of the fundraising group that placed the memorial plaque dedicated to H. P. Lovecraft on the grounds of the Providence author’s centennial in 1990, Murray is both pleased and proud to be working in HPL’s fictitious milieu. The author of over sixty novels, he currently writes the Wild Adventures of Doc Savage for Altus Press, which will also publish his first Tarzan novel later in 2015. He created the legendary mutant superhero, Squirrel Girl, with the equally legendary Steve Ditko, for Marvel Comics.
Born in 1956 in Sapporo, Hokkaido. Graduated Toyo University to work at Kokusho Kankokai, famous in Japan as the publisher of Lovecraft and many other works of horror and fantasy. Debut work as an author was Makyo no Gen’ei (Echoes of Ancient Cults), in 1986. He continues to be active in a wide range of activities, including writing extensively in the weird historical and horror genres. While remaining extremely interested in the Cthulhu Mythos, lately he has been concentrating on weird historicals set in the Muromachi period (1333-1573).
In 2005 was a candidate for the annual award of the Mystery Writers of Japan, Inc. in the short story genre, for his Higashiyamadono Oniwa (Higashiyamadono Villa Garden).
He has also made considerable contribution to Japanese fiction as an anthologist, proposing a number of collections successfully published in Japan. The Lairs of the Hidden Gods, which won high praise in the original Japanese, is now available from Kurodahan Press.
His website is http://homepage3.nifty.com/uncle-dagon/
Pierre V. Comtois is a newspaper reporter writing from Lowell, MA who has been editing and publishing Fungi, the Magazine of Fantasy and Weird Fiction intermittently since 1984. Comtois’ latest book, Marvel Comics in the 1980s: An Issue by Issue Field Guide to a Pop Culture Phenomenon, was published in 2015 by Twomorrows Pubs. Two earlier volumes, Marvel Comics in the 1960s and 1970s, appeared in 2009 and 2011. In addition, Comtois has contributed fiction to many small press magazines over the years including Haunts, The Horror Show, Thrilling Tales, various magazines for Cryptic Publications and Rainfall Books, and e magazines Planetary Stories and Liberty Island Magazine and currently is a regular columnist for PJMedia.com. Comtois’ fiction has also appeared in such collections as Lin Carter’s Anton Zarnak: Supernatural Sleuth, Eldritch Blue, and Chaosium Books anthologies. The author has also written a number of books including novels such as Strange Company and Sometimes a Warm Rain Falls; non-fiction such as Our Lives, Our Fortunes, Our Sacred Honor; and short story collections such as The Way the Future Was, The Portable Pierre V. Comtois, and the forthcoming Goat Mother and Others from Mythos Books. Comtois has also found the time to contribute non-fiction articles to such magazines as World War II, America’s Civil War, Wild West, and Military History, many of which were collected in 2011 in Real Heroes, Real Battles, a book published by Sons of Liberty Press. Also from Sons of Liberty is River Muse: Stories of Lowell and the Merrimack Valley, to which Comtois has contributed a personal recollection entitled “I Was a Teenaged Bibliophile.” For more information about the author, visit www.pierrevcomtois.com
CJ Henderson created both the Jack Hagee hardboiled PI series and the Teddy London supernatural detective series. He also authored The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction Movies, several score novels, hundreds of short stories, and thousands of non-fiction pieces. In the wonderful world of comics he wrote everything from Batman and the Punisher to Archie and Cherry Poptart.
Tim Curran lives in Michigan and is the author of the novels Skin Medicine, Hive, Dead Sea, and Skull Moon. Upcoming projects include the novels Resurrection, The Devil Next Door, and Hive 2, as well as The Corpse King, a novella from Cemetery Dance, and Four Rode Out, a collection of four weird-western novellas by Curran, Tim Lebbon, Brian Keene, and Steve Vernon. His short stories have appeared in such magazines as City Slab, Flesh & Blood, Book of Dark Wisdom, and Inhuman, as well as anthologies such as Flesh Feast, Shivers IV, High Seas Cthulhu, and Vile Things. Find him on the web at corpseking.com
Laurel Halbany talked an otherwise sensible college into granting her an undergraduate degree in Mythology, a course of study which was not especially marketable but has proven endlessly useful in her writing. Her work has been published in English and in translation in Japanese, and has appeared in publications including as Night Land and Five Million Years to Earth. She lives in the urban penumbra of San Francisco with her family.
Cody Goodfellow has written five novels—his latest is Repo Shark (Broken River Books)—and co-written three more with New York Times bestselling author John Skipp. He received the Wonderland Book Award twice for his short fiction collections, Silent Weapons For Quiet Wars and All-Monster Action (both Swallowdown Press). His third collection, Strategies Against Nature (King Shot Press), is out now. He wrote, co-produced and scored the short Lovecraftian hygiene film Stay At Home Dad, which can be viewed on YouTube. He is also a managing director of the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival–Los Angeles and cofounder and editor at Perilous Press, a micropublisher of modern cosmic horror.
Lucy A. Snyder is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of the novels Spellbent, Shotgun Sorceress, Switchblade Goddess, and the collections Orchid Carousals, Sparks and Shadows, Chimeric Machines, and Installing Linux on a Dead Badger. She will have two new books out in 2014: Shooting Yourself in the Head For Fun and Profit: A Writer’s Survival Guide from Post Mortem Press, and her story collection Soft Apocalypses from Raw Dog Screaming Press. Her writing has been translated into French, Russian, and Japanese editions and has appeared in publications such as Apex Magazine, Nightmare Magazine, Jamais Vu, Pseudopod, Strange Horizons, Weird Tales, Dark Faith, Chiaroscuro, GUD, and Best Horror of the Year, Vol. 5.
She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband and occasional co-author Gary A. Braunbeck and is a mentor in Seton Hill University’s MFA program in Writing Popular Fiction. You can learn more about her at www.lucysnyder.com