MEET OUR AUTHORS
Chanel Harry always had a love for horror and fantasy ever since she started read Stephen King and Anne Rice novels at the age of ten. Her next novel is in the process of being written and she hopes that you all will enjoy her debut novel Skin Witch: Tales of Soucouyants.
Kenya Moss-Dyme began writing short-form horror in her teens and won several scholastic writing awards for her creative work. Prey for Me, the hard-hitting story of a monstrous child-abusing preacher, was her first published work, followed by the dark romance, A Good Wife. A lifelong fan of the macabre, she is now focused on publishing her nightmares and creating new ones.
Dormaine was born in Long Island, New York where she lived most of her life. As an adult she liked to travel out of the country though her favorite places to explore were her fantasy worlds as an author. She may be a nurse by profession but her heart has always belonged to writing. As a young child she spent many Saturdays in the library nurturing her love for books. There she discovered her fascination for the science fiction genre, through books, movies and graphic novels.
Now she resides in Colorado with her husband and two feisty dogs. After many years of working in hospitals and travel nursing she took time off to pursue a career in writing. Her first novel "Connor" is in one of her favorite genres, young adult urban fantasy. Her second love is for horror of which she created the "Madame Lilly, Voodoo Priestess" series. This is just the start of her exploration as she stays locked up her office in Colorado spinning more tales.
Lori Titus is a Californian who has a yen for horror, dark fiction, paranormal, and romance. She is a pet lover, caffeine addict, and voracious reader who spends her time writing and plotting out her next new story. Her latest novel is The Bell House, and she is also the author of The Marradith Ryder Series. Follow her on Twitter as Loribeth215 or connect with her on Facebook or Instagram.
Mix knowledge of voodoo, Louisiana politics and forensic social work with the dedication to write fiction while working each day as a clinical social worker, and you get a snapshot of author Lynn Emery.
Lynn’s latest novels are: paranormal thrillers set in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana featuring a Creole psychic and Cajun deputy. In A Darker Shade of Midnight (#1), Between Dusk and Dawn (#2), and Only By Moonlight LaShaun (#3) Rousselle and Deputy Chase Broussard fight human and supernatural evil. Into the Mist, the fourth in the series, is scheduled for release in 2016.
Hunting Spirits and Smooth Operator, part of the Joliet Sisters Psychic Detectives Series. Lynn has also written a mystery series featuring three unlikely female amateur sleuths The Triple Trouble series includes Best Enemies (#1), Devilish Details (#2), and Pretty Dangerous (#3).
I grew up as a bit of a vagabond, and claim both California and Washington State as my home. I've always been equally an introspective thinker as much as a foul mouthed class clown, and I believe it reflects in my approach on horror literature. Lol, writing my bio in the first person feels kinda pompous but if I wrote it in the third person it would seem a bit fradulent to me. Anyhow, I really enjoy doing research for my work, whether it's studying Santeria and Obeah magick to pen the Gangpire trilogy or Satanism, Illuminati rumors and conspiracy theories in general for my latest novel, Sinsane Asylum. I hate urban street literature for it's unimaginative--everything, and have burned a few bridges for not biting my tongue on this. My favorite authors who I look up to are Chuck Palahniuk, Charles Bukowski, Donald Goines, Blake Crouch, & Walter Mosley.
T.P. Miller has been writing since she could remember and as a long time reader, she decided that she would start picking up her pen as just a hobby and soon decided that she wanted more. She sat down and penned her first novel, "Out for Blood: The Chosen One Has Come". She is currently Co-CEO of Kemet Books and is working on more paranormal drama. She lives in a hole somewhere in Birmingham with her husband and two kids.
Eden Royce is descended from women who practiced root, a type of conjure magic in her native Charleston, SC. She features in her short story collection Spook Lights the language and traditions of the Gullah-Geechee people, descendants of the first slaves brought to the sea islands off the coasts of South Carolina and Georgia. She currently lives in Kent, The Garden of England.
Eden is also one of the writers for The 7 Magpies project, a first of its kind: a short horror film anthology written and directed entirely by black women.
When she’s not writing, Eden loves roller-skating, watching quiz shows, and perfecting her signature dish for Masterchef.
Peace.Love.Music.Writing Romance off the beaten path. I like quirky characters and Black heroines. Writer of romance, speculative fiction and horror. Sometimes all three. Geek Gal. Football junkie. Gadget freak. Comic Book lover. Movie geek. And music, always music.
Balogun Ojetade is the author of the bestselling non-fiction books Afrikan Martial Arts: Discovering the Warrior Within, The Afrikan Warriors’ Bible, The Afrikan Warriors’ Guide to Defeating Bullies and Trolls and Surviving the Urban Apocalypse and ten novels, including the Steamfunk bestsellers, MOSES: The Chronicles of Harriet Tubman (Books 1 & 2) and The Chronicles of Harriet Tubman: Freedonia; the Urban Science Fiction saga, Redeemer; the Sword & Soul epic, Once Upon A Time In Afrika; the Action-Adventure novella, Fist of Afrika; the gritty, Urban Superhero series, A Single Link and Wrath of the Siafu; the two-fisted Dieselfunk tale, The Scythe; the “Choose-Your-Own-Destiny”-style Young Adult novel, The Keys; and the Sword and Soul Horror novel, Beneath the Shining Jewel. Balogun is also contributing co-editor of three anthologies: Ki: Khanga: The Anthology, Steamfunk and Dieselfunk and contributing editor of the Rococoa anthology.
Balogun is the Director and Fight Choreographer of the Steamfunk feature film, Rite of Passage and co-author of the award winning screenplay, Ngolo.
D.K. Mason was born and raised in Harlan County in the Eastern Kentucky mountains, before moving to her adopted state of Georgia which she now calls Home. The author began writing at an early age, beginning with short stories and poetry. Being part of a large family D.K. Mason developed a love for story telling, frightening her audiences with her spooky tales of horror. An avid reader the author's favorite reads are Murder, Mysteries, Thrillers and suspense. In her spare time she enjoys retreating to the Georgia Coast for solitude and inspiration for her writing. Be on the look out for upcoming release, '3:00am Time's Up.'
Born in Iowa, but later relocating and raised in Alton, IL and St. Louis, MO, Kai Leakes was an imaginative Midwestern child, who gained an addiction to books at an early age. The art of imagination was the very start of Kai’s path of writing which lead her to creating the Sin Eaters: Devotion Books Series and continuing works. Since a young child, her love for creating, vibrant romance and fantasy driven mystical tales, continues to be a major part of her very DNA. With the goal of sharing tales that entertain and add color to a gray literary world, Kai Leakes hopes to continue to reach out to those who love the same fantasy, paranormal, romantic, sci/fi, and soon, steampunk-driven worlds that shaped her unique multi-faceted and diverse vision.
“The Light Always Prevails.” - Kai Leakes.
Steven Van Patten
Brooklyn-based horror author who writes for those seeking diversity with their thrills. Novels include: Brookwater's Curse Volume I, Brookwater's Curse Volume II, Brookwater's Curse Volume II: Extinction Agenda and Killer Genius.
Nuzo Cambridge Onoh is a British writer of African heritage. Born in Enugu, in the Eastern part of Nigeria (formerly known as The Republic of Biafra), Nuzo has been championing African horror as a horror subgenre. Nuzo holds a Law Degree and a Masters Degree in writing from Warwick University, England. A keen musician, she plays both the piano and guitar and enjoys writing songs in her spare time. Her book, The Reluctant Dead (2014), introduced modern African horror into the mainstream horror genre. Her other books include Unhallowed Graves (2015) and The Sleepless (2016). Nuzo lives in Coventry, England, from where she runs Canaan-Star Publishing.
Jeff Carroll is a auther/filmmaker who is a leader in the Black sci-fi movement. With his books he is pioneering a new take on urban literature which he calls Hip-hop Sci-fi. High energy stories like you see in the movies.
Darryl is the author of the novella IF IT BLEEDS, and the short story collection THE CRAWLSPACE. He has also been featured in several anthologies. Originally from Los Angeles, he makes his home in Phoenix, Arizona.
Constance Burris is a nerd, writer, mother and wife. When I'm not writing and spending time with my family, she's working hard as an environmental engineer.
Mya Lairis has a thing for monsters, and always has since watching Clash of the Titans and Godzilla back when she was a wee one. She enjoys painting, reading military horror and biothrillers but will read anything. Occasionally penning paranormal romance, horror short, she is always dabbling in something.
I’m M. T. Harrte and I live and breathe books. From a very young age, I developed a DEEP, insane, rather-be-reading-than-eating attitude towards the written word. Between being a mother, working full time, and running a coaching business for other authors, I still manage to find time to write what I love.
Lance Oliver Keeble
Lance Oliver Keeble resides in Los Angeles, Ca. He has worn many hats, including Firefighter. He's been an Author most his life. Lance developed a love for books and creativity at a very young age and his passion hasn't waned. Lance has appeared in various anthologies, books, and periodicals including a superhero comic that is in several magazines. Lance Oliver Keeble's current work is a Sci-Fi, Thriller, Action Novel titled Globes Disease.
N. D. Jones lives in Maryland with her husband and two children. She is the founder of Kuumba Publishing, an art, audiobook, eBook, and paperback company. Kuumba Publishing is a forum for creativity, with a special commitment to promoting and encouraging creative works of authors and artists of African descent.
A desire to see more novels with positive, sexy, and three-dimensional African American characters as soul mates, friends, and lovers, inspired the author to take on the challenge of penning such romantic reads. She is the author of two paranormal romance series: Winged Warriors and Death and Destiny. N.D. likes to read historical and paranormal romance novels, as well as comics and manga.
Carlos Colón is a Bronx-born Puerto Rican singer/songwriter. He graduated from Lehman College, CUNY with a degree in English Creative Writing. His play "Jerome" won Honorable Mention for the Jacob Hammer Memorial Prize in 1979. In the following years, he wrote several screenplays for film producers in New York and Hollywood that never got past development before becoming known as a local musician, most recently as the charismatic front man for Retro Rock n’ Roll band The Jersey Shore Roustabouts, one of the most in-demand entertainment acts of the Central and Southern New Jersey/New York/Philadelphia area.
As a kid, Auden created her own books out of construction paper. An artist at heart, she loves writing, photography and graphic design. She's an Author and Social Media Consultant for Aubey LLC. She's written 11 dark fantasy stories full of diverse characters and worlds.
Denise N Tapscott
Denise was born and raised in California. She left her heart in San Francisco, but somehow managed to leave her soul in New Orleans. When she's not creating and cultivating her characters, she enjoys dining on spicy tuna rolls, sharing a bottle of red wine with friends or watching the latest flick (especially scary films).
A transplanted Savannah, GA native, Alledria Hurt, fought the good fight against being a writer (and lost). Of course, she gave it everything she had, but the stories, well they wouldn't be denied. Despite starting college for medicine, she ended up in the English Department and never left. Now she has joined the ranks of the undead (indie authors) in an attempt to make sense of the world forever advancing behind her eyelids.
Author of the 2005 horror novel “The Affair”, the 2015 Fantasy novel “The Pride: Sacrifice” and 2017’s short story collection “Three A.M.” She is currently working on her next novel rEvolution, due out in 2018. Her favorite author is Stephen King and she loves horror movies. She currently lives in the Ferndale, MI with her youngest daughter and two cats, Isis and Ares.
TB. Bond has been writing, drawing, and web designing for years. When she is not doing one of those things, she’s reading and watching anime. Nerdtastic to the core she’s a Whovian, Trekie, Otaku, and probably a whole host of other things. Described as one of the hardest working people known by her friends, she holds three degrees; one in science, one in art, and one in information technology. Currently her main job is in a learning technology department where she uses elements all of three fields. Currently she lives with her husband, a fellow nerd, in Virginia.
Sylvester Barzey is a father, a husband, a soldier, and an "Anything Goes HORROR" writer.
What does "Anything Goes HORROR" entail?
* Missing Children
* Deadly Wives
* Haunted Baby Rattles
* A LOT OF DEAD BODIES!
* Vampires That Don't Sparkle & Don't Believe In Dating Their Food Source! Would You Date A Cow?
* Zombies (A Whole Lot Of F#@king Zombies)
* Oh & Some Bad Words.
He writes what he wants and does what he likes and what he likes is HORRIFYING!
I am a Mexican American woman residing in London for the past twelve years. I write fiction featuring strong Latinx characters and try to incorporate a diverse cast in every story.
E. Bowser is a new exciting author of paranormal romance, mystery, and suspense.
Michelle Mellon has been published in more than a dozen speculative fiction anthologies and magazines and is a member of the Horror Writers Association. In 2018 her first story collection, Down by the Sea and Other Tales of Dark Destiny, was published by HellBound Books. She is currently working to complete her second story collection. For updates on her work, visit www.mpmellon.com and/or follow her on Twitter: @mpmellon
Aziza Sphinx sees the world through peaches and pecans and a canopy of weeping willows. Family matters, and not just blood, for those who take care of us are the truest who stand and fall during the winding road. When the hills and valleys of the journey summon and the pen becomes mightier than the sword, this is the world Aziza Sphinx breathes for.