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., Sinkhole, The 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.
Patrick C. HARRISON III
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.
Dustin LaValley is the author of the collections A Soundless Dawn, and 12 Gauge: Songs from a Street Sweeper, which includes the novellas The Deceived, Spinner, 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.
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
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 Sinister, Slashertorte, Lazermall, and Dark Moon Digest.
Widowed in 2017, he slowly rots in Minneapolis with his dog, Nero.
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).
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.