Get to know a little more about the authors behind Not All Monsters!
Jennifer Loring’s short fiction has been published widely both online and in print, appearing alongside Graham Masterton, Joe R. Lansdale, Ramsey Campbell, Ken Liu, Steve Rasnic Tem, and Clive Barker. She holds an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction with a concentration in horror fiction andis currently working toward a PhD in Creative Writing. Jenn lives with her husband in Philadelphia, PA, where they are owned by a turtle and two basset hounds.
Amy Easton is a writer, therapist, researcher and fan of all things horrific. She is particularly interested in the ways that the horror genre can reflect, subvert and challenge misogyny and violence against women. She currently lives in the Midlands, UK with an astronomer and two misanthropic rats, Nell and Theo.
Jessica McHugh is a novelist and internationally produced playwright running amok in the fields of horror, sci-fi, young adult, and wherever else her peculiar mind leads. She’s had twenty-three books published in eleven years, including her bizarro romp, “The Green Kangaroos,” her Post Mortem Press bestseller, “Rabbits in the Garden,” and her YA series, “The Darla Decker Diaries.” More information on her published and forthcoming fiction can be found at JessicaMcHughBooks.com.
J.C. Raye’s works are found with Chthonic Matter, Belanger Books, Scary Dairy, and Jolly Horror to name a few. When not disturbing folks with her tales, her day job is just as delightful; a professor at a small community college teaching the most feared course on the planet: Public Speaking. There, she creates more horror, causing grown people cry, beg, freak out and run for their lives and on a daily basis. She’s won numerous artistic & academic awards over the years for her projects in Communication and seats in her classes sell quicker than tickets to a Rolling Stones concert.
G.G. Silverman writes spooky stories from her home in the Pacific Northwest. Her short fiction was most recently nominated for the Best Small Fictions anthology, among other honors, and her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from StrangeHouse Press, Psychopomp, Speculative City, Corvid Queen, So To Speak, Evil Girlfriend Media, Molotov Cocktail, and more. She is currently at work on a short story collection as well as her third novel. To learn more, please go to www.ggsilverman.com.
Briana Una McGuckin writes gothic and fantasy fiction. In addition to the Not All Monsters anthology, her work appears in The Arcanist, Breath & Shadow, and Hides the Dark Tower (Pole-to-Pole Publishing). She is in pursuit of an MFA from Western Connecticut State University, and is currently the editor of its literary journal, Poor Yorick. She has cerebral palsy, two husbands, and a most excellent life. Follow her on Twitter @BrianaUna, or check out her blog: moonmissives.com
K.P. Kulski’s short fiction has appeared in Unnerving Magazine, as well as anthologies Typhon Vol. 2,and Fierce Tales Shadow Realms. Born in Hawaii to a Korean mother and American military father, she spent her youth wandering and living in many places both inside and outside the United States. She’s a veteran of the U.S. Navy and Air Force and now teaches college history courses with a special interest in the experience of women in the classical and medieval worlds. Her debut novel, Fairest Flesh from Strangehouse books will be released this year.
Kayleigh Barber lives in Kentucky, where she hangs with sharks by day and pens stories by night. When she’s not accidentally-on-purpose reading the Latin in strange books with questionable covers, she’s encouraging others to do so, because really, what could go wrong?
Leslie Wibberley writes across multiple genres and age categories, but has a passion for dark, speculative fiction. Her work is published in multiple literary journals and anthologies, and her ghost stories have placed first in the Writers Digest’s Annual Writing Competition as well as the WD Popular Fiction Awards. Her YA magical realism manuscript was long listed in the Chanticleer International Novel Writing Contest, and her woman’s fiction/ghost story was a finalist in a Romance Writer’s of America first chapter contest.
Sam Fleming was born in Fife, Scotland and now lives in north east Scotland, sharing a hundred-year-old cottage with an artistic husband, an obstinate husky known to the world-at-large as Floof, and a number of bicycles. The bicycles all have names. Sam’s work appeared most recently in I Didn’t Break The Lamp from Def Con One, and can be found in anthologies including the Best of Apex Magazine Volume 1 and Clockwork Phoenix 5. Sam is neuro-atypical and synaesthetic, likes writing dark tales with oddly hopeful endings, and is currently working on several novels but having trouble deciding on which one to finish first. It’s a hypergraphia thing. Find her work at ravenbait.com
Angela Sylvaine still believes in monsters, both real and imagined, and always checks under the bed. She holds degrees in psychology and philosophy. Her work has appeared in multiple publications and anthologies, including Dark Moon Digest, Rigor Morbid, and Terror at 5280’. A North Dakota girl transplanted to Colorado, she lives with her sweetheart and three creepy cats on the front range of the Rockies. You can follow her on twitter @sylvaine_angela and you can find her online angelasylvaine.com.
Joanna Koch writes literary horror and surrealist trash. Author of the novella “The Couvade,” their work has been published in journals and anthologies including “Synth,” “The Big Book of Blasphemy,” and “In Darkness Delight: Masters of Midnight.” Follow Joanna at horrorsong.blog and on Twitter @horrorsong. Check out Joanna’s work on Amazon and Goodreads, too.
Christa Carmen’s work has been featured in anthologies, ezines, and podcasts such as Fireside Fiction, Year’s Best Hardcore Horror, Outpost 28, and Tales to Terrify. Her debut collection, Something Borrowed, Something Blood-Soaked, is available now from Unnerving, and won the 2018 Indie Horror Book Award for Best Debut Collection. Christa lives in Rhode Island with her husband and their bluetick beagle. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania in English and psychology, a master’s degree from Boston College in counseling psychology, and is an MFA candidate at the Stonecoast Creative Writing program, of the University of Southern Maine. You can find her online at www.christacarmen.com.
Annie Neugebauer is a two-time Bram Stoker Award-nominated author with work appearing and forthcoming in more than a hundred publications, including magazines such as Cemetery Dance, Apex, and Black Static, as well as anthologies such as Year’s Best Hardcore Horror Volumes 3 and 4 and #1 Amazon bestsellers Killing It Softly and Fire. She’s a member of the Horror Writers Association and a columnist for Writer Unboxed and LitReactor. She lives in Texas with two crazy cute cats, an even cuter baby, and a husband who’s exceptionally well-prepared for the zombie apocalypse. You can visit her at www.AnnieNeugebauer.com.
Hailey Piper is the author of horror novellas Benny Rose, the Cannibal King, An Invitation to Darkness, and The Possession of Natalie Glasgow. Her short fiction appears in Daily Science Fiction, The Arcanist, Tales to Terrify, The Bronzeville Bee, and many other publications. She lives with her wife in Maryland, where she haunts their apartment by making spooky noises. Find her on Twitter via @HaileyPiperSays or at her website, www.haileypiper.com.
J.H. Moncrieff’s City of Ghosts won the 2018 Kindle Book Review Award for Best Horror/Suspense. She won Harlequin’s international search for “the next Gillian Flynn” in 2016. Monsters in Our Wake, her deep-sea thriller with Severed Press, hit the top of Amazon’s horror bestsellers list. Her supernatural suspense GhostWriters series has earned rave reviews from Kirkus, BlueInk, and Library Journal.Moncrieff began her writing career as a journalist, tracking down snipers and canoeing through crocodile-infested waters. Herarticles have appeared in many publications, including Chatelaine, FLARE, Writer’s Digest,and The Globe and Mail. When not writing, she loves exploring haunted places, advocating for animal rights, and summoning her inner ninja in muay thai class.
Juliana Spink Mills was born in England but grew up in Brazil. Now she lives in Connecticut and writes science fiction and fantasy. Sometimes her stories are dark. Sometimes there is kissing. Or stabbing — things could go either way, really. She is the author of Heart Blade and Night Blade, the first two books in the young adult Blade Hunt Chronicles urban fantasy series. Her short stories have appeared in anthologies and online publications. Besides writing, Juliana works as a Portuguese/English translator, and as a teen library assistant. You can find her at jspinkmills.com, or on Twitter/Instagram @jspinkmills.
Joanna Roye lives in the hills south of Blacksburg, Virginia with her husband, two children, and lots of cats. She loves opossums, gimlets, and most cryptids.
S. M. Ketcham considers herself a science fiction author. Which is terribly surprising, given that “Leather” is her first traditionally published short story. In addition to writing fiction, she creates table top role playing games and gaming material as the one-woman company Law of Names Games. She collects creepy dolls she keeps in cages, has too many cats all named after deities, and a dog named after a Pokémon.
E.E. Florence is fascinated by history, mythology, and the printed word. She works as a curator of rare medical books and spends her days perusing anatomical illustrations, old pharmaceutical recipes, and other aspects of medical history. She is fairly certain she is a misplaced time traveler, but can’t decide if she belongs in early modern Europe, Ptolemaic Egypt, or Heian Japan.
Stacey Bell is an Army Veteran, a writer and playwright. She obtained her Master’s Degree in English from California State University, Long Beach. Originally from Markham, IL, Stacey currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.