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Matt Bechtel was born just south of Detroit, Michigan (cursing him a Lions fan), into a mostly-Irish family of dreamers and writers. As such, he has spent most of his years making questionable life decisions and enjoying the results. Mentored by its late-founder Bob Booth, he serves on the Executive Committee of the Northeastern Writers’ Convention (a.k.a. Camp Necon). His first collection, Monochromes and Other Stories, was published by Haverhill House in 2017, and he has sold stories to anthologies published by PS Publishing, ChiZine Publishing, the New England Horror Writers, Fantastic Books, and Zsenon Publishing. He currently lives in the Northeast with the love of his life, his partner and fellow author Sheri Sebastian-Gabriel (and if you catch him with a pint in his hand you’ll notice that he always follows Irish tradition and signs his initials into the head of his Guinness). Please visit him at www.matt-bechtel.com.
Amber Benson is the author of the Echo Park Coven Novels and the Calliope Reaper-Jones Novels. She cocreated, cowrote, and directed the animated supernatural Web series Ghosts of Albion with Christopher Golden, which they followed with a series of novels, including Witchery and Accursed, and the novella Astray. Benson and Golden also coauthored the novella The Seven Whistlers. As an actress, she has appeared in dozens of roles in feature films, TV movies, and television series, including the fan-favorite role of Tara Maclay on three seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Benson wrote, produced, and directed the feature films Chance and Lovers, Liars and Lunatics.
J. Edwin Buja has spent his life surrounded by books and has written everything from children’s novels to software technical manuals. With an MA in history he discovered early on that researching and writing hold the key to happiness. Who else would think scanning through years of micro phish to index an old newspaper would be a dream job?
The King of the Wood is his first novel in the genre of magical realism, but it will not be his last.
(River City Writers)
Christopher Golden is the New York Times bestselling author of Snowblind, Tin Men, the upcoming Ararat, and many other novels. In the comics field, he co-created and writes two cult favorite series from Dark Horse Comics, Baltimore and Joe Golem: Occult Detective. As editor, his anthologies include Seize the Night, The New Dead, and the upcoming Dark Cities. He is one-half of the workshop and editorial services company River City Writers and one-third of the pop culture podcast “Three Guys With Beards.” Please visit him at www.christophergolden.com.
Rick Hautala (February 3, 1949 – March 21, 2013) has more than thirty published books to his credit, including the million copy, international best-seller Nightstone, as well as Twilight Time, Little Brothers, Cold Whisper, Impulse, and The Wildman. He has also published four novels—The White Room, Looking Glass, Unbroken, and Follow—using the pseudonym A. J. Matthews. His more than sixty published short stories have appeared in national and international anthologies and magazines. His short story collection Bedbugs was selected as one of the best horror books of the year in 2003.
A novella titled Reunion was published by PS Publications in December, 2009; and Occasional Demons, a short story collection, was published in 2010 from CD Publications. He wrote the screenplays for several short films, including the multiple award-winning The Ugly Film, based on the short story by Ed Gorman, as well as Peekers, based on a short story by Kealan Patrick Burke, and Dead @ 17, based on the graphic novel by Josh Howard.
Born and raised in Rockport, Massachusetts, Rick was a graduate of the University of Maine in Orono with a Master of Arts in English Literature. In 2012, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Horror Writers Association. For more information, check out his website www.rickhautala.com.
Ed Kurtz is the author of The Rib from Which I Remake the World, Sawbones, Nausea, Bleed, and other novels. His short fiction has been widely anthologized, appearing in Best American Stories and Best Gay Stories among others, and has been collected in Nothing You Can Do: Stories and Blood They Brought and Other Stories. Ed lives in New England, where he is writing his next book. Drop Ed Kurtz a line at email@example.com.
Michelle Renee Lane writes dark speculative fiction about women of color who battle their inner demons while falling in love with monsters. Her work includes elements of fantasy, horror, romance, and occasionally erotica. In January 2015, Michelle graduated with an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. Her short fiction appears in the anthologies Dark Holidays and Terror Politico: A Screaming World in Chaos. She lives in South Central Pennsylvania with her son.
Bracken MacLeod has worked as a martial arts teacher, a university philosophy instructor, for a children’s non-profit, and as a trial attorney. In addition to Mountain Home, he is the author of the novels, Stranded and Come to Dust. His short fiction has appeared in several magazines and anthologies including LampLight, ThugLit, and Splatterpunk and has been collected in 13 Views of the Suicide Woods by ChiZine Publications, which the New York Times Book Review called, “Superb.” He lives outside of Boston with his wife and son, where he is at work on his next novel.
Michael Mannion has been a professional writer and editor for over 40 years, focusing on medicine, health and new science. He is the co-founder of The Mindshift Institute, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization which has produced dozens of events since 1999 in New York City and around the country, as well as ten annual “Cosmos and Consciousness” conferences in Rangeley, Maine from 2003-2012. His Mindshift Institute also created a Center for New Knowledge in Northampton, MA which operated for four years, closing in 2012. Mr. Mannion was formerly the Director of Professional Education Publications for the American Cancer Society and the Managing Editor of the society’s flagship publication Ca-A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. He has been a staff writer for the New York City Health Department and also has written for many major conventional and complementary health organizations, practitioners and medical publishing companies. He has worked as a ghostwriter and editor on a number of physician-authored books. Mr. Mannion now edits and writes articles for the Journal of The Mindshift Institute (www.mindshiftinstitute.org). He has published two novels, Death Cloud and Colleen. He is also the author of Project Mindshift-The Re-Education of the American Public Concerning Extraterrestrial Life; A Maverick’s Odyssey-One Doctor’s Quest to Conquer Disease; The Pharmacist’s Guide to Over-the-Counter and Natural Remedies; and How to Help Your Teenager Stop Smoking. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and Mindshift co-creator, Trish Corbett.
The Editor-In-Chief of Haverhill House Publishing, John M. McIlveen is the author of the paranormal suspense novel, Hannahwhere (Winner of the 2015 Drunken Druid Award (Ireland) and nominated for the 2015 Bram Stoker Award (HWA) in the First Novel category.
With more than fifty short stories in print, he has two story collections, Inflictions and Jerks and Other Tales from the Perfect Man, and the novella Got Your Back. A father of five daughters, he works at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory and lives in Haverhill, MA. Please visit him at https://johnmcilveen.com.
James A. Moore
(River City Writers)
James A. Moore is the award-winning, bestselling author of more than forty novels, thrillers, dark fantasy and horror alike, including the critically acclaimed Fireworks, Under the Overtree, Blood Red, the Serenity Falls trilogy and his most recent Seven Forges series. Along with Jonathan Maberry and Christopher Golden, he hosts the popular “Three Guys With Beards” podcast. He has twice been nominated for the Bram Stoker Award and spent three years as an officer in the Horror Writers Association. Please visit him at http://www.jamesamoorebooks.com.
Errick A. Nunnally was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. He served one tour in the Marine Corps before deciding art school would be a safer—and more natural—pursuit. He is permanently distracted by art, comics, science fiction, history, and horror. Trained as a graphic designer, he has earned a black belt in Krav Maga / Muay Thai kickboxing after dark. Errick’s work includes: the novels Blood for the Sun and Lightning Wears a Red Cape; Lost in Transition (a comic strip collection); and first prize in one hamburger contest. The following are some short stories and their respective magazines or anthologies: “Penny Incompatible” (Lamplight, v.6, #3); “Jack Johnson and the Heavyweight Title of the Galaxy” (The Final Summons); “Welcome to the D.I.V.” (Wicked Witches); “A Few Extra Pounds” (Transcendent); “You Call This an Apocalypse?” (After The Fall); and “A Hundred Pearls” (Protectors 2: Heroes: Stories to Benefit PROTECT.ORG). Eventually, Errick came to his senses and moved to Providence, Rhode Island, with his two lovely children and one beautiful wife.
Wilhelm Reich (24 March 1897 – 3 November 1957) was an Austrian doctor of medicine and psychoanalyst, a member of the second generation of analysts after Sigmund Freud. The author of several influential books, most notably Character Analysis (1933), The Mass Psychology of Fascism (1933), and The Sexual Revolution (1936), Reich became known as one of the most radical figures in the history of psychiatry.
Reich’s work on character contributed to the development of Anna Freud’s The Ego and the Mechanisms of Defence (1936), and his idea of muscular armour — the expression of the personality in the way the body moves — shaped innovations such as body psychotherapy, Gestalt therapy, bioenergetic analysis and primal therapy. His writing influenced generations of intellectuals; he coined the phrase “the sexual revolution” and according to one historian acted as its midwife. During the 1968 student uprisings in Paris and Berlin, students scrawled his name on walls and threw copies of The Mass Psychology of Fascism at police.
After graduating in medicine from the University of Vienna in 1922, Reich became deputy director of Freud’s outpatient clinic, the Vienna Ambulatorium. Described by Elizabeth Danto as a large man with a cantankerous style who managed to look scruffy and elegant at the same time, he tried to reconcile psychoanalysis with Marxism, arguing that neurosis is rooted in sexual and socio-economic conditions, and in particular in a lack of what he called “orgastic potency”. He visited patients in their homes to see how they lived, and took to the streets in a mobile clinic, promoting adolescent sexuality and the availability of contraceptives, abortion and divorce, a provocative message in Catholic Austria. He said he wanted to “attack the neurosis by its prevention rather than treatment”.
From the 1930s he became an increasingly controversial figure, and from 1932 until his death in 1957 all his work was self-published. His message of sexual liberation disturbed the psychoanalytic community and his political associates, and his vegetotherapy, in which he massaged his disrobed patients to dissolve their “muscular armour”, violated the key taboos of psychoanalysis. He moved to New York in 1939, in part to escape the Nazis, and shortly after arriving coined the term “orgone” — from “orgasm” and “organism” — for a biological energy he said he had discovered, which he said others called God. In 1940 he started building orgone accumulators, devices that his patients sat inside to harness the reputed health benefits, leading to newspaper stories about sex boxes that cured cancer.
Following two critical articles about him in The New Republic and Harper’s in 1947, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration obtained an injunction against the interstate shipment of orgone accumulators and associated literature, believing they were dealing with a “fraud of the first magnitude”. Charged with contempt in 1956 for having violated the injunction, Reich was sentenced to two years imprisonment, and that summer over six tons of his publications were burned by order of the court. He died in prison of heart failure just over a year later, days before he was due to apply for parole.
Cat is a writer, designer, and illustrator. When she’s not writing and illustrating books of her own, she works in publishing as a freelance designer and illustrator, best known for her world maps. Her first book, Jennifer Strange, is out on July 23, 2019. She lives outside Boston, Massachusetts, with her husband and children and very fluffy cat.
You can follow Cat on Twitter or Instagram or visit her website at www.catherinescully.com.
Sheri Sebastian-Gabriel’s short fiction has appeared in a number of publications over the past decade. Spirits, due out this July from Haverhill House Publishing, is her first novel. She lives in the Northeast with her partner, the writer Matt Bechtel; her three children; and an 80-pound lapdog named Nya.
Tony Tremblay is the writer of numerous short stories that have been published in various horror anthologies, horror magazines, and webzines (some under his pen name, T.T. Zuma). Tremblay has also worked as a reviewer of horror fiction for Cemetery Dance Magazine and Horror World. In addition to his print work, Tremblay hosted The Taco Society Presents, a cable T. V. show (also available on You Tube) that features discussions on horror as well as guest interviews with horror authors. The author lives in New Hampshire. Please visit him at http://www.tonytremblayauthor.com.
Andrew Vachss has been a federal investigator in sexually transmitted diseases, a social-services caseworker, a labor organizer, and has directed a maximum-security prison for “aggressive-violent” youth. Now a lawyer in private practice, he represents children and youth exclusively, and is a founding member of the Legislative Drafting Institute for Child Protection. He is the author of numerous novels, including the Burke series, three collections of short stories, and a wide variety of other material including song lyrics, graphic novels, essays, and a “children’s book for adults.” He is most currently engaged in the work of the Legislative Drafting Institute for Child Protection (ldicp.org). His books have been translated into twenty languages, and his work has appeared in Parade, Antaeus, Esquire, Playboy, The New York Times, and many other forums. His books have been awarded the Grand Prix de Littérature Policiére, the Falcon Award, Deutschen Krimi Preis, Die Jury des Bochumer Krimi Archivs and the Raymond Chandler Award (per Giurìa a Noir in Festival, Courmayeur, Italy). Andrew Vachss’ latest books are Mortal Lock (Vintage, May 2013), SignWave (Pantheon, June 2015), and Carbon (Haverhill House, 2019). The dedicated Web site for Vachss and his work is vachss.com.
Gabriela Vargas is a 16-year-old Dominican-American sophomore at Haverhill High School in Haverhill, Massachusetts. She loves community service, dancing, and her family, of course because without them, “I wouldn’t be here.” She gets her writing skills and love for community service from her father, an amazing man with lots to say, and who even has his own missionary in the Dominican Republic. From her mother and grandmothers, she gets the ambition, strength, and hard work.
Dyer Wilk is a writer and graphic designer hailing from California. His illustrations and designs have graced dozens of book covers, including multiple Haverhill House titles. His horror and science fiction stories have appeared in several anthologies, and many more are due to appear in his forthcoming collection, A Season of Dusk.
Terrance Michael “T. M.” Wright (September 9, 1947 – October 31, 2015) was an American author best known as a writer of horror fiction, speculative fiction, and poetry. He wrote more than 25 novels as well as novellas and short stories, over 40 years. His novels were translated into many different languages around the world. His works were reviewed by Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Booklist, and many genre magazines.