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Author Bios

Richard Beauchamp


Richard Beauchamp hails from the lush, verdant hills of the Missouri Ozarks, and has been writing and publishing horror since 2017. His first publication in Gehenna and Hinnom’s “2017 Year’s Best Body Horror” led to a career in publishing horror that has spanned over 6 years. His stories have now appeared in such publications as Dark Peninsula Press’s “Negative Space: Survival Horror” anthologies, and Cohesion Press’s SNAFU anthology series. His debut short story collection “Black Tongue & Other Anomalies” was a nominee for the 2022 Splatterpunk awards.


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Steve Burford


Steve Burford has been writing for several years in a variety of genres including YA and detective fiction. He has had a number of short stories and novels published, most recently a series of police procedural novels with the umbrella title “Summerskill and Lyon”, but his first love remains SF, fantasy and all things ‘weird’.

Steve's story, "Soldier Sam" will appear in the upcoming Phobica Books anthology, TERRORS FROM THE TOY BOX.

Mia Dalia


Mia Dalia is an internationally published author, a lifelong reader, and a longtime reviewer of all things fantastic, thrilling, scary, and strange. Her short fiction has been published by online by Night Terror Novels, 50-word stories, Flash Fiction Magazine, Pyre Magazine, Tales from the Moonlit Path and in print anthologies by Sunbury Press, HellBound Press, Black Ink Fiction, Dragon Roost Press, Unsettling Reads, Moon, Anthology of Lunar Horror, Phobica Books, PsychoToxin Press, Wandering Wave Press, Bullet Points Vol. 3, Critical Blast, Exploding Head Press, Sinister Smile Press, and DraculaBeyondStoker Magazine.

Her fiction will be featured in the upcoming anthologies by Nightshade Press, Off-Topic Publishing, RebellionLIT, and Crystal Lake Publishing. Mia’s Noir tales have been published by Mystery Magazine and Bang! Noir Anthology from Headshot Press. Her short fiction has been featured by narrative podcasts such as Zoetic Press' Alphanumeric and Tales to Terrify.

Mia's novelettes, Smile So Red, Spindel, and The Trunk, are available on Amazon.

She has released two novellas with PsychoToxin Press: Tell Me a Story and Discordant.

Her debut novel, Estate Sale, was published in April of 2023 to rave reviews.

Mia's collection of dark speculative fiction, Smile So Red and Other Tales of Madness, comes out  in January 2024 from Anuci Press.

She makes her science fiction debut with Arrakoth, due out from Spaceboy Books in the summer of 2024. Her second novel, Haven, will be released by CamCat Books in the fall of 2024.

Find her at 

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Tim J. Finn

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Tim J. Finn penned his first story, an origin tale for the Aurora model kit The Forgotten Prisoner of Castle Mare, while enrolled in Catholic middle school.  The good nuns no doubt felt his literary tastes confirmed their suspicions about the sinister nature of a left-handed person. 

Tim's jobs have included radio announcer, busboy, office temp, copywriter, short order cook, data entry operator and front desk receptionist.  He is a member of the New England Horror Writers and earned a degree in English from Grinnell College. 

Please visit his website

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Wil Forbis


Wil Forbis an author of horror and suspense fiction that simmers with tension before exploding into action. His novel "What Waits in the Shadows", a tale of the monsters that dwell in the mind (and elsewhere), will be released in 2023.


Galen Gower


Galen Gower lives in Memphis, TN with his infinitely supportive wife Caroline and their spoiled rotten dog Jane. 

Website: Galen Gower

Julie Hiner


Julie Hiner is an author of heavy metal horror. She spent endless hours during her childhood lost in the pages of books and listening to the metal gods of the 80s. To this day, Julie is a hardcore 80s rocker at heart.

Following her fascination of the dark mind of the serial killer and finding inspiration at a talk given by a local homicide detective, Julie has written and successfully launched an 80s metal murder series infused with rock and metal. She has also published a nostalgic 90s serial killer novella, co-curated a horror anthology, and had several horror short stories published. She currently runs where she serves up toxic cocktails of 80s metal and raw horror.

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Tim Jeffreys


Tim Jeffreys short fiction has previously appeared in Supernatural Tales, The Alchemy Press Book of Horrors 2 & 3, Nightscript 4, Stories We Tell After Midnight 2 & 3, Cosmic Horror Monthly #1, and many other places.  His ghost story novella, Holburn, was recently released by Manta Press.


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Shashi Kadapa


Based in Dharwad and Pune India, Shashi Kadapa is the managing editor
of ActiveMuse, a journal of literature. An engineer/ MBA, his stories
across multiple genres are published in more than 45 US and UK based
anthologies. Nominated thrice for the Pushcart award he twice won the
IHRAF short story prize.. Please visit this link to review his works:

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Vic Kerry


Vic Kerry is the award-winning author of the novella, A Place That Should Not Be. He has also published four novels, a story collection, and another novella. He lives in Alabama with his wife, two dogs, and two cats.

Annie Knox


Annie is an award-winning writer from London. She writes books, screenplays and for stage. Her script work has received international success at film festivals all over the world, and her original stage play was reviewed as 'breathtakingly emotive' during its limited one-week run in May 2022.

Working mainly in dark drama, horror, and psychological thriller. She loves any and all monster stories.

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M.J. McClymont


M.J. McClymont is a writer of horror fiction and weird tales.  He has written numerous short stories which have appeared in anthologies, magazines and websites since 2008.  His work has been described as a mix of classic and contemporary, reminiscent of 70s and 80s horror fiction.

His short story collection, "Dark Formations" will be released by Phobica Books in April 2024.

Find out more about his works here:

M.J. McClymont

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Scotty Milder


Scotty Milder is a writer, filmmaker, and film educator living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He received his MFA in Screenwriting from Boston University, and his award-winning short films have screened at festivals all over the world, including Cinequest, the Dead By Dawn Festival of Horror, HollyShorts, and the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival and CthulhuCon. His independent feature film "Dead Billy" is available to stream on and Google Play.

His short fiction has appeared or will appear in Dark Matter Magazine, Cosmic Horror Monthly, Dark Moon Digest, and anthologies from Dark Moon Books, HellBound Books, Dark Peninsula Press, Sinister Smile Press, Dark Ink Books, and more.

He teaches screenwriting and film production at Santa Fe Community College and the University of New Mexico. He is also host of the "Horror from the High Desert" podcast and co-host of "The Weirdest Thing" history podcast with actor/theatre artist Amelia Ampuero.

You can find him online at You can subscribe to his newsletter at

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Kurt Newton


Kurt Newton's short stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies over the years, including Weird Tales, The Dark, Dark Recesses, Vastarien, Anterior Skies, and Cosmic Horror Monthly. He is the author of two novels and four collections of short stories. His most recent collection, Bruises, is now available from Lycan Valley Press.

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Harriet Phoenix

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Harriet is a longtime nerd, who’s wanted to be a writer since she was old enough to understand that books are written by people. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous odd little places, including The Screw Turn Flash Fiction Competition, the Riptide journal, Swindon Writing and the recent fantasy anthology Never Cheat a Witch. Find her at

Leigh Ramsden


Leigh Ramsden is a non-binary author specialising in short fiction. They love examining real human situations

through the distorted lenses of horror, sci-fi and fantasy. Based in Norfolk, UK they predominantly write paranormal romance under a mysterious pseudonym but have begun stretching their horror muscles. Raised on a diet of schlocky horror paperbacks they look forward to releasing a full-length horror work before too long.


Already featured in Phobica Books anthology "Terrors from the Toy Box", they have a new story in the upcoming "Shivering Timbers". 

Armand Rosamilia

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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 200 stories that are currently available, including crime thrillers, supernatural thrillers, horror, zombies, contemporary fiction, nonfiction and more. His goal is to write a good story and not worry about genre labels.

He also loves to talk in third person... because he's really that cool. Maybe.

You can find him at for all of his information as well as random things he enjoys.

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J Benjamin Sanders Jr


J Benjamin Sanders Jr is a freelance writer in Richardson, Texas and a Marine Corps Vet. He lives with his wife, a pair of loving Airedales called Fiona and Angus Og, as well as a rescued feral cat he calls Loki. He’s been a member of the Dallas Fort Worth Writing Workshop for several years honing his craft and rubbing elbows with several noted authors. A life-long fan of pulp fiction and thirties noir, he tries to carry that over into his writings.

Trish Wilson


Trish Wilson writes horror, romance, erotica, and fantasy. She sometimes writes as Elizabeth Black and E. A. Black. As the Media Director for The Horror Zine, she has written fiction and interviewed authors including Ramsey Campbell, Kathe Koja, Brent Monahan, John Skipp, and Josh Malerman. She won a Best Short Story mention on The Solstice List@ 2017: The Best Of Horror for Invisible, which appears in Zippered Flesh 3.

Sheldon Woodbury


Sheldon Woodbury has an M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from New York University where he also taught screenwriting. He’s an award winning writer (screenplays, plays, books, short stories, and poems). His book “Cool Million” is considered the essential guide to writing high concept movies. His short stories and poems have appeared in many horror anthologies and magazines. His poem, The Midnight Circus, was selected by Ellen Datlow as an honorable mention for Best Horror 2017, and his poem, The Madness of Monsters, is included in the 2021 HWA Poetry Showcase.

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