Authors

Here’s a bunch of kick ass authors, all who have stained the pages of Evil Cookie books with their stories…

Jack BANTRY

Jack Bantry is the editor of Splatterpunk Zine.

He resides in a small town at the edge of the North York Moors.

Jonathan BUTCHER

Jonathan Butcher is a British horror author who writes always macabre, sometimes extreme fiction, and whose debut novella was What Good Girls Do
 
He continues to build a catalogue of horror shorts, anthologies, novellas, and a novel entitled The Children at the Bottom of the Gardden.
 
He an occasional contributor to the UK’s biggest independent horror website, The Ginger Nuts of Horror, his short film Stuck was screened at the Bristol Horror Convention, and he’s currently working on a novel about politics, hatred, and the end of the fucking world. 
 
Jonathan likes dark strong beer, firing guns, screaming to extreme metal, drumming, and all the horror he can swallow.    

Anton CANCRE

Anton Cancre’s mother wasn’t really pregnant with them when she went to see The Exorcist, but they tell people that anyways because it sounds cool. 
 
Their debut collection of poetry, Meaningless Cycles in a Vicious Glass Prison: Songs of Death and Love is available through Dragon’s Roost Press. 
 
They’re also a luddite who still has a blogspot website (antoncancre.blogspot.com) and runs the Spec Griot Garagepodcast (specgriotgarage.podbean.com) where they get to gush over other people’s poems with cool folks.

Website: antoncancre.blogspot.com

John Wayne COMUNALE

John Wayne Comunale lives in Houston, Texas to prepare himself for the heat in Hell. 
 
He is the author of books such as Death Pacts and Left-Hand Paths, Scummer, As Seen on T.V.SinkholeThe Cycle and more. 
 
He hosts the weekly storytelling podcast John Wayne Lied to You, fronts the punk rock disaster, johnwayneisdead, and travels around the country giving truly unique performances of the written word. John Wayne was an American actor who died in 1979.

Robert ESSIG

Robert Essig is the author of over a dozen books including Stronger Than HateDeath Obsessed, and Shallow Graves (with Jack Bantry). He has published well over 100 short stories, most recently in Double Barrel Vol. 3 and Welcome to the Splatter Club. He is the editor of the forthcoming anthology Chew on This!
 
Robert lives with his family in East Tennessee. 

Website: robertessig.blogspot.com

Donnie GOODMAN

Donnie Goodman is a reader, writer, and collector of horror fiction. When he is not out in the wild, searching for Paperbacks From Hell in Central Virginia, he is likely reading, writing, or playing video games.

His first collection, The Razorblades in My Head, is available on Amazon. He also has some short stories coming soon from various publishers in the horror community.

Amy GRECH

Amy Grech has sold over 100 stories to various anthologies and magazines including: A New York State of Fright, Apex Magazine, Dead Harvest, Flashes of Hope, Gorefest, Hell’s Heart, Hell’s Highway, Hell’s Mall, Needle Magazine, Punk Noir Magazine, Scare You To Sleep, Tales from the Canyons of the Damned, Tales from The Lake Vol. 3, The One That Got Away, Thriller Magazine, and many others.

She is an Active Member of the Horror Writers Association and the International Thriller Writers who lives in New York.

You can connect with Amy on Twitter: https://twitter.com/amy_grech

Website: https://www.crimsonscreams.com

Ryan HARDING

Ryan Harding is the author of Genital Grinder and the co-author of Header 3 (with Edward Lee), Pandemonium (Lucas Mangum), Reincarnage (Jason Taverner), and 1000 Severed Dicks (Matt Shaw).
 
His stories have appeared in anthologies including Into PainfreakThe Big Book of BlasphemyThe New Flesh: A Literary Tribute to David CronenbergSplatterpunk Forever, and Past Indiscretions.
 
He is a three-time Splatterpunk Award winner (Best Novella with Header 3, Best Short Story with “The Seacreator” and “Angelbait”) and nominee (1000 Thousand Severed Dicks).
 
Upcoming projects include the sequel to Reincarnage, a new collection, a new splatter-western novella, and collaborations with Bryan Smith and Kristopher Triana.

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Patrick C. HARRISON III

Patrick C. Harrison III (PC3, if you prefer) is the author of A Savage BreedInferno Bound and the Hell Hounds, 5Tales That Will Land You in Hell5 Tales of Tantalizing Terror, Visceral: Collected Flesh (with Christine Morgan), and Cerberus Rising (with Chris Miller and M. Ennenbach); and his works can be found in numerous anthologies.

PC3 is also the co-owner (with Jarod Barbee) and editor-in-chief of Death’s Head Press, a Texas-based publisher of dark fiction. Follow PC3’s website/blog pc3horror.com for frequent horror movie reviews and updates on forthcoming fiction.

Gerard HOUARNER

Gerard Houarner fell to Earth in the fifties and has been trying to recover ever since, mostly through reading and writing. He earned a living as a mental health professional, which influenced his focus on the darker aspects of life and humanity. 
 
Retired now, he continues to add to the over 300 stories he’s had published over roughly 45 years, and hopes to add some more novels to the list. He also serves as Fiction Editor for Space and Time Magazine.

Website: www.gerardhouarner.com

Dev JARRETT

Dev Jarrett writes because it’s fun to say “What if…?” and see what happens. He’s been writing for years, much to the dismay of his family, friends, and professional associates, and plans to continue for as long as he can.
 
Let’s see… (checks notes) umm… married, kids, dog person, bourbon, and jalapeños.
 
He’s had dozens of short stories published, as well as four novels. And no matter what, there are always more on the way.

Brian KEENE

Brian Keene writes novels, comic books, stories, journalism, and other words for money. He is the author of over fifty books, mostly in the horror, crime, and fantasy genres. 

He has written for such Marvel and DC properties as ThorDoom Patrol, Justice League, Harley Quinn, Devil-Slayer, Superman, and Masters of the Universe, as well as his own critically acclaimed creator-owned comic series The Last Zombie. Keene has also written for media properties such as Doctor Who, The X-Files, Hellboy, and Aliens.

His numerous awards and honors include the 2014 World Horror Grandmaster Award, 2001 Bram Stoker Award for Nonfiction, 2003 Bram Stoker Award for First Novel, the 2016 Imadjinn Award for Best Fantasy Novel, the 2015 Imaginarium Film Festival Awards for Best Screenplay, Best Short Film Genre, and Best Short Film Overall, the 2004 Shocker Award for Book of the Year, and Honors from United States Army International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan and Whiteman A.F.B. (home of the B-2 Stealth Bomber) 509th Logistics Fuels Flight. A prolific public speaker, Keene has delivered talks at conventions, college campuses, theaters, and inside Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, VA.

The father of two sons, Keene lives in rural Pennsylvania with author Mary SanGiovanni.

Website: www.briankeene.com

Vic KERRY

Vic Kerry is the author of four novels, a novella, and numerous short stories. He currently teaches junior high English, which gives frequent rise to the desire to smash his own head in with a mallet. 
 
Beyond that, he’s pretty normal for a former psychotherapist. Vic can be found stalking rural Alabama where he lives with his wife, three dogs, and two cats.

Stephen KOZENIEWSKI

Science fiction and horror author Stephen Kozeniewski is a two-time winner of the World Horror Gross Out Contest. His published novels include the Splatterpunk Award-nominated The Hematophages and its Indie Horror Book Award-nominated prequel Skinwrapper.

Dustin LAVALLEY

Dustin LaValley is the author of the collections A Soundless Dawn, and 12 Gauge: Songs from a Street Sweeper, which includes the novellas The DeceivedSpinner, and H/armed.
 
His television and film credits include an Emmy-nominated episode of Escape at Dannemora, the forthcoming miniseries A Dark Profession, and 60 Seconds to Die
 
Outside of writing, he’s a Sensei of Seito Shito Ryu, Judo, Okinawan jujutsu, and a civilian instructor for various New York State law enforcement agencies.

Website: dustinlavalley.com

Edward LEE

Edward Lee has been writing since 1982; he has had over 50 books published, most being in the horror genre and many internationally.

He lives in Largo, Florida.

Website: www.edwardleeonline.com

Bob MACUMBER

Bob Macumber was born in a small town and learned to live in a small town, then moved to a small city. He writes from a rickety wooden desk somewhere in the wilds of central Canada. 
 
He has a love affair with the macabre and writes fiction in the spaces between family life and teaching. Bob’s work has been published in anthologies by Blood Bound Books, Sirens Call Publications, and Serpent & Dove Speculative Fiction.

Lucas MILLIRON

Lucas Milliron has been through some shit. Haven’t we all? The difference isn’t really the baggage, but how we carry it with us.

He was born and raised a native to Florida, the oldest of  three siblings to a loving mother and father.

Lucas still resides in in South Florida with his wife.

Christine MORGAN

Christine Morgan divides her writing time among many genres, from horror to historical, from superheroes to smut, anything in between and combinations thereof. She’s a future crazy-cat-lady and a longtime gamer, who enjoys British television, cheesy action/disaster movies, cooking and crafts. Which latter two led a recent podcast to refer to her as “The Martha Stewart of extreme horror,” so, make of that what you will!
 
Her short stories have appeared in dozens of anthologies, as well as the collections The Raven’s Table (Viking-themed horror, with a companion volume due out in late 2020 or early 2021) and Dawn of the Living-Impaired And Other Messed Up Zombie Stories (zombies, obviously). Her novels include the historical pioneer blizzard snow monstery White Death, the Edward Lee sequel Lakehouse Infernal, the totally trashy Spermjackers From Hell, the soon-to-be-rereleased Murder Girls, and others. She also takes on editing and proofreading gigs, is a regular contributor to The Horror Fiction Review, has twice earned an Honorable Mention from Ellen Datlow in the Year’s Best series, and been nominated in various categories of the Splatterpunk Awards, and recently won Best Novel for Lakehouse Infernal.
 
Christine currently lives in Portland, Oregon, where she works the overnight shift in a residential psychiatric facility. She is always glad to hear from readers, as well as other authors and hey, agents, publishers, movie people, it’s all good!

Gregory L. NORRIS

Gregory L. Norris writes regularly for national magazines, fiction anthologies, novels, and the occasional episode for TV or Film. 
 
His story Mustache Ride was born on a warm summer day in 2020 on his sun porch while he was reading a line of dialog he’d scribbled in an old notebook two decades earlier. 
 
Norris lives and writes at the Outer Limits of New Hampshire’s North Country. Follow his literary adventures at gregorylnorris.blogspot.com

Rachel NUSSBAUM

Rachel Nussbaum is a writer and artist from the Big Island of Hawaii. Her stories and poetry have been featured in multiple anthologies, including Blood Bound Books’ Night Terrors III and Crash Code
 
Rachel recently graduated college and moved to California where she hopes to grow her creative career and one day write and illustrate her own novels and comic books.

Sam RICHARD

Sam Richard is the co-editor of the Splatterpunk Awards Nominated Anthology The New Flesh: A Literary Tribute to David Cronenberg, editor of Zombie Punks Fuck Off, and the owner of Weirdpunk Books. 
 
He is the author of Sabbath of the Fox-Devils and the Wonderland Awards Nominated Collection To Wallow in Ash & Other Sorrows. His short fiction has appeared in numerous publications, including Oculus SinisterSlashertorteLazermall, and Dark Moon Digest.
 
Widowed in 2017, he slowly rots in Minneapolis with his dog, Nero.

Website: www.weirdpunkbooks.com

Armand ROSAMILIA

Armand Rosamilia is a New Jersey boy currently living in sunny Florida, where he writes when he’s not sleeping. He’s happily married to a woman who helps his career and is supportive, which is all he ever wanted in life… 

He’s written over 150 stories that are currently available, including horror, zombies, contemporary fiction, thrillers and more. His goal is to write a good story and not worry about genre labels.

He not only runs two successful podcasts…

Arm Cast Podcast – interviewing fellow authors as well as filmmakers, musicians, etc. The Mando Method Podcast with co-host Chuck Buda – talking about writing and publishing.

But he owns the network they’re on, too! Project Entertainment Network

He also loves to talk in third person… because he’s really that cool. 

You can find him at https://armandrosamilia.com for not only his latest releases but interviews and guest posts with other authors he likes!  

CM SAUNDERS

Christian Saunders, who writes fiction as C.M. Saunders, is a freelance journalist and editor from south Wales. 
 
His work has appeared in almost 100 magazines, ezines and anthologies worldwide including Fortean Times, the Literary Hatchet, Fantastic Horror, Raw Nerve and Crimson Streets, and he has held staff positions at several leading UK magazines ranging from Staff Writer to Associate Editor. 
 
His books have been both traditionally and independently published, the latest release being Tethered on Terror Tract Publishing.

Website: cmsaunders.wordpress.com

Matt SHAW

Matt Shaw is an English author of over 200 publications. Three times nominated for The Splatter Punk Award, he is known primarily for his boundary pushing horror although he writes in other genres too – when his mood takes fancy. 
 
He is also an award-winning filmmaker with three feature films directed, produced and written. In the last year he has slowly been making his move into the uncertain world of acting with his on-screen debut in A Nightmare On Elm Street: Up All Night (available to watch for free on YouTube).

Natasha SINCLAIR

From the heart of Scotland, Natasha Sinclair has independently published, compiled and edited collections, and contributed to several anthologies. She supports other creatives by proofreading, editing, and creating promotional material via Word Refinery, linked on her site, Clan Witch & Word Refinery.

Her writing is often woven with horror, sex and psychological elements. She is opposed to the almost incessant human desire to label and box off art. Art is unrestrained freedom.

Out-with writing and editing, she’s an avid gig-goer, reader, vegan, home-educating, nature-loving, adopter of wonky animals.

Wesley SOUTHARD

Wesley Southard is the Splatterpunk Award-Winning author of One for the Road, Cruel Summer, Resisting Madness, The Final Gate, and many more.

He lives with his wife and their animals in South Central Pennsylvania.

Jeff STRAND

Jeff Strand is the Bram Stoker Award-nominated author of almost fifty books, including PressureMy Pretties, and Clowns vs. Spiders.
 
A teetotaler most of his life, he now drinks the very occasional cider.
 
You can visit his Gleefully Macabre website at www.jeffstrand.com

Jeremy THOMPSON

Jeremy Thompson is the indie horror fictionist whose mind and fingers united to birth The Phantom CabinetLet’s Destroy InvestutechSilent MinorityThe Land of Broken SkyToby Chalmers Commits “Career” SuicideToby Chalmers Hits a New Low, and The Forever Big Top
 
His stories have appeared in magazines and anthologies such as Year’s Best Hardcore Horror Volumes 2 and 4, Into the DarknessVolume 1, DarkFuseJournal of Experimental FictionThis Book Ain’t Nuttin to Fuck With, and The Horror Zine, and been collected in Sweet Chuckling Morbidity and The Fetus and Other Stories.
 
A San Diego State University graduate, Jeremy resides in Oceanside, California.

Kristopher TRIANA

Kristopher Triana is the Splatterpunk Award-winning author of Full Brutal, Gone to See the River Man, They All Died Screaming and many other terrifying books. His work has been published in multiple languages and has drawn praise from the likes of Rue Morgue Magazine, Cemetery Dance, Scream Magazine and many more.
 
His is the co-host of the podcast Vital Social Issues ‘N Stuff with Kris and John Wayne.
 
He lives somewhere in New England.
 
Website: www.kristophertriana.com
Twitter: Koyotekris
Facebook: Kristopher Triana
Instagram: Kristopher_Triana
Podcast: krisandjohnwayne.com

Daniel J. VOLPE

Daniel J. Volpe is an author of extreme horror and splatterpunk. His love for horror started at a young age when his grandfather unwittingly rented him, A Nightmare on Elm Street.

Daniel has published with D&T publishing, Potter’s Grove and self-published.

He can be found on Facebook @ Daniel Volpe, Instagram @ dj_volpe_horror and Twitter @DJVolpeHorror

Jay WILBURN

Jay Wilburn is a Splatterpunk Award nominated author with work in Best Horror of the Year volume 5. He has back-to-back gross out contest wins from Killercon.

He streams his writing live on Twitch at Twitch.tv/JayWilburn a few days a week. Drop by and let him tell you a story.

WRATH James White

Wrath James White is a former World Class Heavyweight Kickboxer, a professional Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts trainer, distance runner, performance artist, and former street brawler, who is now known for creating some of the most disturbing works of fiction in print.

Wrath is the author of such extreme horror classics as The Resurrectionist (now a major motion picture titled “Come Back To Me”) Succulent Prey, and it’s sequel Prey DriveHorrible GodsYaccub’s Curse400 Days of OppressionSacrificeVoraciousTo the DeathThe ReaperSkinzzEveryone Dies Famous in a Small TownThe Book of a Thousand SinsHis PainPopulation Zero and many others. 

He is the co-author of Teratologist co-written with the king of extreme horror, Edward Lee, Something Terrible co-written with his son Sultan Z. White, Orgy of Souls co-written with Maurice Broaddus, Hero and The Killings both co-written with J.F. Gonzalez, Poisoning Eros co-written with Monica J. O’Rourke, among others.

Wrath lives and works in Austin, Texas.

Wile E. YOUNG

Wile E. Young is from Texas, where he grew up surrounded by stories of ghosts and monsters.
 
During his writing career he has managed to both have a price put on his head and publish his southern themed horror stories. 
 
He obtained his bachelor’s degree in History, which provided no advantage or benefit during his years as an aviation specialist and I.T. guru.