The Storytellers of
The Book of Blasphemous Words
Favorite story is Kafka’s The Mouse People. Looks up to Kafka (plus others like Osamu Dazai!), and aspires to write stories that are similar in atmosphere. Nonetheless, the name suggests certain self-knowledge...
As a Malaysian Chinese, nourished by Vitamin T (Thailand), Vitamin J (Japan), and most importantly Vitamin A (Asian-parents-using-horror-stories-to-scare-kids-into-good-behavior. No, really.), 瓦砾 has decided that “telling certain type of stories” is to be their main thing, so that such skills may be perfected in time to carry on the legacy of making brats shit their pants. Or occasionally, makes adults do the same…in order to get away from small talks.
Has only an email (firstname.lastname@example.org), being an amateur and all.
Grant Skelton is a horror author from Memphis, TN. His first novel manuscript has been accepted for publication, and release information is to be determined. Grant is a guest contributor at No Clean Singing, a heavy metal music blog. His articles have been featured in Fire, a heavy metal music magazine, and Choose 901, a blog highlighting current events and local interests in the city of Memphis. When he isn't writing horror or blogging about metal, he loves spending time with his wife and children.
Ben Larned is a filmmaker and author focusing on the horror genre. His stories have been published in several magazines, including WitchWorks, Danse Macabre and Sanitarium. His essays and reviews can be found in Daily Dead, Bloody Disgusting and Fangoria. Ben graduated from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. He is represented by Jeff Ourvan with the Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency.
Twitter handle: @smuckyfilms
Victor H. Rodriguez
Victor H. Rodriguez is a talent manager, novelist, and short-story writer. He's been a scriptwriter for HBO, and published short fiction with White Wolf and Jaded Books. He also has a short story in the upcoming anthology Hyperion & Theia.
Jonathan Raab is the editor-in-chief of Muzzleland Press and an editor for the War Writers’ Campaign. His nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times At War Blog, the Stars and Stripes, and many others. He is the author of Flight of the Blue Falcon, The Hillbilly Moonshine Massacre, The Lesser Swamp Gods of Little Dixie, and Cold Call (which appeared in Turn to Ash Volume 2: Open Lines). He lives in Golden, Colorado with his wife Jess and their dog Egon. You can find him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter at @muzzlelandpress.
Joseph Shelton lives among the wolves and snowdrifts of Montana, gathering nuts and berries to survive the winter months. He spends long nights baying at the moon and scribbling nonsense on the wall of his cave with long, yellowing fingernails. His fiction has been published in Broken Worlds and Book of Blasphemous Words anthologies from Murder of Storytellers. He also has a column on the Murder website, entitled “The Electric Cageliner”. He can be contacted on Twitter via @jrobertshelton, and he would love to hear from you, as his only friends are three goats that live in the cave with him, and two of them are already dead.
Rhoads hails from Colorado, where he lives with his wife and son. His morbid fascination with horror and weird fiction takes his writing down paths he’s perhaps too willing to follow. Somehow, his work has seeped into this publication and other unsuspecting venues, including: The Best Horror of the Year, vol. 7 (edited by Ellen Datlow); Apex Magazine; Death’s Realm (Grey Matter Press); and SQ Mag. The first installment of his occult detective novella, The Devil’s Trill, book one of The Ladies Bristol series, is now available through Grey Matter Press.
Kristin J. Cooper was born in Brisbane, Australia, and grew up in a number of Queensland towns. She gained a degree in Media Studies from the University of Southern Queensland and went on to work in advertising. In 2007 she tried her hand at film producing, and in 2008 wrote and co-produced the short film Carnies. She went on to write film scripts for development and production.
Kristin now lives in Gartly, Aberdeenshire, and spends her spare time working on novels, short stories, and thanks to the encouragement and patience of her local writers' group, the odd poem. She finds inspiration in myths, legends, fairytales and the wild Scottish countryside, especially on cold dark nights by the fireside.
Wesley Southard is the author of several short stories, which appear in Big Book of New Short Horror, Daily Flash 2012, Cover of Darkness Magazine, Eulogies II: Tales from the Cellar, Grindhouse, Dark Bits, Blood Reign Lit Magazine, Operation: Ice Bat, and The Book of Blasphemous Words. A few of those stories are collected in his chapbook Unfit for Burial: Four Short Stories. When not watching numerous hours of ice hockey, he spends his free time reading, finishing his first novel, and drinking copious amounts of local green soda. He is also a graduate of the Atlanta Institute of Music, and he currently lives in Southwestern Indiana with his wife and their cavalcade of animals. Visit him online at www.wesleysouthard.wordpress.com.
Mark L. Groves
Mark L. Groves grew up in the Ozark Mountains of southern Missouri, where his love of trees and sky and things that go bump in the night began. He earned a degree in Communications from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and went on to a career spanning two-plus decades in the radio industry. He’s written thousands of commercials, promotional pieces, and radio theatre scripts. He also writes plays, short stories, novels, songs, and poetry. He has four books out, all in which he’s written stories/novels/novellas, has edited the same of other writers involved in those books, has hired editors/proofreaders/ designers/artists, and has published them. They are: HELLZAPALOOZA The Best DamnED Rock Show Ever!, Black Buttons Vol. 1, Black Buttons Vol. 2, and Route 666: Four on the Floor. He’s had short stories and photography published in two editions of “Kansas City Voices Magazine,” plus short stories published in “Strange, Weird, and Wonderful Magazine” and the upcoming “Ghosts on Drugs” anthology. Mark lives in Olathe, KS, and still works in radio in Kansas City.
Adrian Ludens is the author of the story collection, When Bedbugs Bite, and is an Active member of the Horror Writers Association. Adrian's short stories have appeared in Beyond the Nightlight, Broken Worlds, and Now Playing in Theater B (all from A Murder of Storytellers.) Other recent and upcoming publication appearances include: D.O.A. III (Blood Bound Books), The Fourth Spectral Book of Horror Stories (Tickety Boo Press), Dark Horizons (Elder Signs Press), and the weird western novelette "Bottled Spirits" (Grinning Skull Press). Adrian is a fan of hockey, music, reading, and exploring abandoned buildings. Visit him at www.adrianludens.com.
Kelly Gould lives and writes in Oregon with his amazingly supportive wife and children. He is still new to this writing thing but his story "Sacrifice" was a part of the Demonology anthology, edited by Dean Drinkel. You can also find his work in the Lycan Valley Press Grey Matter Monsters anthology as well as an upcoming edition of Creepy Campfire Quarterly.
Kelly is an avid fan of the Chicago Bears, Van Halen (w/ Sammy Hagar), and professional wrestling (It's not fake, it's just choreographed). He acquired a love of reading at a young age after his mother read The Sorcerer's Apprentice to him a few dozen times. When he is not writing, Kelly is usually romancing his wife, chasing his dog, or working his day job.
Colin Harker is a writer of tales of Gothic terror and splatterpunk horror. Two of her stories have been dramatized by the award-winning NoSleep Podcast and one of her stories will be appearing in a forthcoming Horror-Writers.com anthology. Visit her blog at sublimeterror.wordpress.com for more dark verse and fiction and follow her on Twitter @Kit_Harker.
Anusha VR is a Chartered Accountant with a penchant for traveling. Her works have appeared in anthologies such as Born Too Soon, 5th Spectral Book of Horrors, Distressing Damsels, Monsoon Winds among various others.
Chris Kuriata lives in St. Catharines, ON. His short fiction about elderly poisoners, home-invading bears, and translating the dead have appeared in many fine publications like Taddle Creek, Broken Pencil, and Existere. He's on Twitter at @CKuriata and his blog is chriskuriata.wordpress.com.
Born in Florida, raised in the New Jersey, in college in Cambridge Massachusetts, and currently living in the Midwest, James Dorr is a short story writer and poet, specializing in dark fantasy and horror, with forays into mystery and science fiction. His The Tears of Isis was a 2014 Bram Stoker Award® finalist for Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection. An Active Member of HWA and SFWA with more than 500 individual appearances from Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine to Xenophilia, he invites readers to visit his blog at http://jamesdorrwriter.wordpress.com.
Tim Meyer dwells in a dark cave near the Jersey Shore. He’s an author, husband, father, podcast host, blogger, coffee connoisseur, beer enthusiast, and explorer of worlds. He writes horror, mysteries, science fiction, and thrillers, although he prefers to blur genres and let the stories fall where they may. You can follow Tim at https://timmeyerwrites.com
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Jake Teeny - The Damned
Jake is currently pursuing a PhD at Ohio State University, where he researches the science of persuasion. In his glimpses of free time, he publishes short fiction and translates research to entertain and educate others. On his website, you can find more of his short stories as well as free ebooks on how to use simple psychological tricks to improve your everyday life. Learn more at www.everydaypsychophilosophy.com
Lorraine Schein is a New York poet and writer. Her work has appeared in New Letters, Hotel Amerika, Space & Time, Strange Horizons,
Evil Girlfriend, Enchanted Conversation, Concis and Gargoyle and in the anthologies Gigantic Worlds, Phantom Drift, and Alice Redux.
The Futurist’s Mistress, her poetry book, is available from mayapplepress.com.