The Authors

Demi-Louise Blackburn

Demi-Louise Blackburn is a dark fiction author from a small town in West Yorkshire, England. Some of her melancholic tales have found homes with Kandisha Press, All Worlds Wayfarer, and Ghost Orchid Press. In her free time, you can find her painting, watching nature documentaries, or attending music festivals. She has a terrible habit of collecting questionable and potentially haunted knickknacks for her writing office. You can also find her at

Ai Jiang

Ai Jiang is a Chinese-Canadian writer and an immigrant from Fujian. She is a member of HWA, SFWA, and Codex. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in F&SF, The Dark, Uncanny, The Puritan, Prairie Fire, The Masters Review, and her debut novella Linghun (April 2023) is forthcoming with Dark Matter INK. Find her on Twitter (@AiJiang_) and online (

Ryan Marie Ketterer

Ryan Marie Ketterer is from Malden, Massachusetts. Her work can be found in Dark Matter Magazine (forthcoming) and several anthologies. She’s a fan of the weird and uncanny, and her writing draws most of its influence from the works of Shirley Jackson and Thomas Ligotti. When she isn’t writing stories, Ryan is writing code for a software startup in Boston, MA or training for another road race. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram at @RyanMarie47.

Timothy Lanz

Timothy lives in the Pacific Northwest and is blessed with two wonderful children. He enjoys books of all kinds, role-playing games, beer, wine, astronomy, and nature. He thinks writing is hard work, but also work worth doing. He has published a Dungeon Crawl Classics compatible adventure and is featured in Dark Lake Publishing’s anthology: Their Ghoulish Reputation. He hopes you liked his story and he looks forward to reading yours someday.

Nikki R. Leigh

Nikki R. Leigh is a queer, forever-90s-kid wallowing in all things horror. When not writing horror fiction and poetry, she can be found creating custom horror-inspired toys, making comics, and hunting vintage paperbacks. She reads her stories to her partner and her cat, one of which gets scared very easily. You can find more of her writing in her debut collection, Lessons in Demoralization and in various anthologies and magazines including The Book of Queer Saints, Shredded, Cosmic Horror Monthly, and Dark Matter Magazine, among others. Instagram – @spinetinglers / Twitter – @fivexxfive

Matthew Maichen

Matthew Maichen is the Editor-in-Chief of The Metaworker Literary Magazine. He writes fantasy, horror, and scifi stories that often go in surprising directions, even to him. His short story The Door People was adapted by the Nosleep Podcast. His story Lorelai is upcoming on the Thirteen Podcast.

Erik McHatton

Erik McHatton’s passion for horror literature began in grade school and can be credited to an early fascination with the “Terrific Triples” horror collections of Helen Hoke. He began writing fiction seriously in 2019 and has since been published several times in print and online publications. He hopes to follow in the footsteps of authors like Ligotti, CAS, Bloch, Jackson, Barker, and Cushing. He lives in Kentucky with his beautiful wife and kids, along with dear friends and family; surrounded on all sides.


Mob writes, codes, and boulders. Currently found on the Tales to Terrify podcast, The Dread Machine, and in Old Moon Quarterly.

Christi Nogle

Christi Nogle is the author of the novel Beulah (Cemetery Gates Media, 2022) and the forthcoming collections The Best of Our Past, the Worst of Our Future, Promise, and One Eye Opened in That Other Place (Flame Tree Press, 2023 and 2024). Her short stories have appeared in over fifty publications including PseudoPod, Vastarien, and Dark Matter Magazine. Follow her at and on Twitter @christinogle

Jessica Peter

Jessica Peter writes dark, uncanny, and sometimes absurd short stories, novels, and poems. She’s a social worker and health researcher who lives in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada with her partner and their two black cats. You can find her writing in venues such as LampLight Magazine, The NoSleep Podcast, and The Antihumanist, among other places. You can find her on Twitter @jessicapeter1 or at

TJ Price

TJ Price’s corporeal being is currently located in Raleigh, NC, with his handsome partner of many years, but his ghosts live in north-eastern Connecticut, southern Maine, and North Brooklyn. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Coffin Bell Journal, The Bear Creek Gazette, Pidgeonholes, and The Nosleep Podcast. His debut novelette The Disappearance of Tom Nero (Spring 2023) is forthcoming with Spooky House Press. He can be invoked at either or via the blue bird @eerieyore.

Mary Rajotte

Canadian author Mary Rajotte has a penchant for penning nightmarish tales of Gothic and folk horror. Her short stories have been published in a number of anthologies, including In Somnio: A Collection of Modern Gothic Horror Fiction (Tenebrous Press) and A Quaint and Curious Volume of Gothic Tales (Brigid’s Gate Press). You can read her poetry in Under Her Skin (Black Spot Books) and in Love Letters to Poe Volume 2: Houses of Usher. Mary also launched Frightmarish Zine in 2022, featuring original folk horror fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction with a Gothic flair. Sometimes camera-elusive but always coffee-fueled, Mary welcomes messages via her website

Rachel Searcey

Rachel is a filmmaker, writer, and artist living in the Florida panhandle with her husband, two children, and two black cats. She’s bi-racial—Indian and Caucasian— and has recently ventured into prose after over two decades of producing indie horror films. Rachel loves directing, editing, screenwriting, and cinematography and likes to assemble miniature DIY dollhouses and jigsaw puzzles with her kids, when she’s not tending to her garden. To view Rachel’s films, visit

Julie Sevens

Julie Sevens is a horror writer and an everything reader. The tentacular appendages of the universe have moved her from Ohio to Philadelphia, to Berlin. Now just beyond the interstellar blastzone of Chicago, Julie lives with her husband, two sons, a doorstep spider named Lentil, and a ghost in the closet who resists naming. Find more of her nightmares at

Nina Shepardson

Nina Shepardson is an Associate Member of the SFWA and an Affiliate Member of the HWA. Her short fiction appears or is forthcoming in Vastarien, Cosmic Horror Monthly, and the BSFA’s Fission anthology series, among others. She blogs at Nina lives in New England with her husband.

Andrew F. Sullivan

Andrew F. Sullivan is the author of The Marigold, a novel about a city eating itself, forthcoming from ECW Press in April 2023 and The Handyman Method, a novel cowritten with Nick Cutter, forthcoming from Gallery Books / Saga Press in 2023. Sullivan is also the author of the novel WASTE (Dzanc Books) and the short story collection All We Want is Everything (ARP Books). He lives in Hamilton, Ontario.

Joseph Andre Thomas

Joseph Andre Thomas is a writer and literature teacher living in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s MA in Creative Writing program. A recipient of the Avie Bennett Emerging Writer scholarship and the Canada Master’s scholarship, Joseph’s writing has appeared in The Puritan’s Town Crier and Untethered magazine. He was a contributor to and a co-editor of the anthology Howls From Hell, longlisted for a Bram Stoker Award (‘Superior Achievement in an Anthology’), and has work forthcoming in the debut anthology from Black Cat Books.

Alex Wolfgang

Alex Wolfgang is a horror author from Oklahoma City. His debut collection, Splinter and Other Stories, is available now. You can find his work in Cosmic Horror Monthly, Nocturnal Transmissions Podcast, and the anthologies Howls From Hell, Bloodlines, and the upcoming Fiend in the Furrows III: Final Harvest. When not reading and writing horror, you can find him hiking and camping, playing tennis, drawing with ink, and watching movies with his wife. You can follow him on Twitter @alexwolfgang, on Instagram @alex__Wolfgang, or visit his website: