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Pela Via is a writer and editor from the US West Coast. She’s editor-in-chief at ManArchy Magazine, an editor for Perfect Edge Books, and in 2011 she edited and published the Warmed and Bound anthology. She has two sons and is married to a scientist.
Robb is an avid reader, a sometimes writer, and an all the time co-host of Booked. He is also an editor and contributing writer at ManArchy Magazine. When he’s not editing audio and mooching wifi at a coffee shop, Robb is probably burying his nose in a book (at a coffee shop).
Livius is arguably the cynical member of the Booked team. He has tried his hand at writing and decided he’s a far better critic than scribe. In between various TV shows he manages to enjoy a wide variety of fiction but loves noir, the strange and the original. Booked is his first podcast.
Table of Contents
TW Brown – FACES ON THE MILK CARTON
TW Brown is tucked away in the Pacific Northwest with his Border Collie and a very supportive wife who let him walk away from the daily grind to pursue his dream of being a writer. His Zomblog and DEAD series have both managed to sneak into the Amazon Horror Best Seller’s List.
Craig Clevenger – THE CONFESSION OF ADELAI SHADE
Craig Clevenger is the author of two novels, “The Contortionist’s Handbook” and “Dermaphoria,” and is currently at work on his third. He divides his time between San Francisco and the Mojave desert, though he much prefers the desert.
Chris Deal – WHERE THE WATER MET THE SKY
Chris Deal is a North Carolinian in the mid-west. His debut collection of short fiction, Cienfuegos, was originally issued by Brown Paper Publishing and was republished by KUBOA Press. He has been in several anthologies, including Warmed and Bound and You’re Dead and I Killed You.
Joshua Alan Doetsch – THE MULLIGAN
Joshua Alan Doetsch was grown from an experimental pumpkin patch by Monsanto scientists in a top secret biotech project known only as “Agent Orange.” He was genetically designed, honed, and perfected to do only two things: write stories and strangle baby otters. Please, please encourage his writing career at joshuadoetsch.com.
Christopher J. Dwyer – CORALEE
Christopher J Dwyer is a writer from Boston, MA. His 2011 novel from the now-defunct Brown Paper Publishing, WHEN OCTOBER FALLS, skirted the edges of noir and science fiction. His stories have appeared in numerous magazines and literary outlets. SIXTEEN SMALL DEATHS, his new short fiction collection from Perfect Edge Books, will be released in mid-2013, and will feature stories spanning his nearly seven-year career as a writer. He can be reached through his official website, www.christopherjdwyer.com, or via Twitter at @chrisjdwyer.
Sean P Ferguson – TWO DOLLAR BEER NIGHTS
Sean P Ferguson is a public servant. Please, send him money. He’s been published at Cellar Door, Colored Chalk, Nefarious Muse, and in Warmed and Bound: A Velvet Anthology. He lives in New Jersey. Please, send him a lot of money.
Matthew C Funk – REAL, LIVE GHOSTS
Matthew C Funk is a social media consultant, an editor of Needle Magazine and a staff writer for Planet Fury. Winner of the 2010 Spinetingler Award for Best Short Story on the Web, Funk has work featured at dozens of sites and in printed volumes, indexed on his Web domain, matthewfunk.net.
Michael Paul Gonzalez – ONE SHOT
Michael Paul Gonzalez lives and writes in Los Angeles. He is the editor at ThunderDomeMag.com, an online lit zine and small press. He is at work on his next novel as you read this. Seriously. He probably just rattled off a really amazing chapter, and someday you’ll read it and think back to this moment, and exhale.
Amanda Gowin – SHORT TENDON
Amanda Gowin lives in the foothills of Appalachia with her husband and son. Her work has appeared in various anthologies and magazines online and in print. She is co-editor of the Cipher Sister anthology and features author interviews at Curiouser and Curiouser. Information on her life and work can be found at lookatmissohio.wordpress.com. She has always written and always will.
Nikki Guerlain – CHILDREN OF THE WETLANDS
Nikki Guerlain lives in Portland, Oregon. She holds a B.S. in Fine Arts and a J.D. in B.S. She shares a birthday with Emily Dickinson and Meg White which means she rocks through dictionaries like you wouldn’t believe. Her writing appears both online and in print. For more information, please go to nikkiguerlain.com
Seth Harwood – TO THE BONE
Seth Harwood is the proud father of a new baby girl. This spring, his novels Young Junius, This Is Life and In Broad Daylight will be released by Thomas & Mercer. Find more info at sethharwood.com
Kevin Lynn Helmick – NOIR’S CITY
Kevin Lynn Helmick s the author of such novels as Clovis Point, Sebastian Cross, Heartland Gothic, and Driving Alone. Shorter works have appeared in Pulp Metal Magazine, Noir at Bar 2, Spinetingler and Manarchy Mag. In the spring of 2012 Helmick signed with Blank Slate Press for the novella, Driving Alone, a dark, modernist, southern gothic.
Gordon Highland – BOKEH
Gordon Highland is the author of the novels Flashover and Major Inversions, with short stories in such publications/anthologies as Noir at the Bar Vol. 2, Warmed and Bound, In Search of a City, and Solarcide, among others. He lives in the Kansas City area, where he makes videos by day and music by night. Visit him at http:// gordonhighland.com
Anthony David Jacques – TROPICALIA
Anthony David Jacques is an American author and freelance journalist. His fiction writing ranges from mainstream to transgressive, and has been published both online and in print. Currently living in the Caribbean, he teaches Gemology by day and still finds time to maintain his journalistic presence as a contributor and editor around the Internet.
David James Keaton – DRAGON BY THE DUMPSTER
David James Keaton’s fiction has appeared in over fifty publications. He won a Best Short Story on the Web Spinetingler Award for his contribution to Crime Factory #8, and his collection FISH BITES COP! Stories To Bash Authorities (Comet Press) is due out May 1st. He lived next to a crazy guy who swore he was in Three Dog Night, even though that would make it Four Dog Night.
Nik Korpon – STRAIGHT DOWN THE LINE
Nik Korpon is the author of Old Ghosts, By the Nails of the Warpriest, Stay God and Bar Scars: Stories. His work has appeared in Yellow Mama, NEEDLE Magazine, Shotgun Honey, Beat to a Pulp and a bunch more. He lives in Baltimore. Give him some danger, little stranger, at nikkorpon.com
Bob Pastorella – TAKE MY BREATH AWAY
Bob Pastorella lives in Southeast Texas. He’s the author of “To Watch Is Madness”, and has been featured in Warmed & Bound: A Velvet Anthology, and In Search of A City: Los Angeles In 1000 Words. A staff writer for ManArchy Magazine, Bob’s short fiction has appeared in numerous publications. Bob is currently writing a Horror/Crime novel.
Cameron Pierce – CALIFORNIA OREGON
Cameron Pierce is the Wonderland Book Award-winning author of eight books, most recently Die You Doughnut Bastards (Eraserhead Press, 2012), and the editor of three anthologies, including The Best Bizarro Fiction of the Decade. His also the head editor of Lazy Fascist Press. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife.
Mark Rapacz – MANGER DOG
Mark Rapacz is the author of the dime-store novel Buffalo Bill in the Gallery of the Machines. His short stories have appeared in a number of publications, including Water~Stone Review, Southern Humanities Review, and Martian Lit. In 2010 he received the Pushcart Prize’s special mention distinction and recently got a piece published in the 2012 edition of Best American Nonrequired Reading. He and his wife currently live in the Bay Area, where he works at Stanford University and continues to write stories.
Caleb J Ross – THE REMOVAL KIND
Caleb J Ross has been published widely. He is the author of Charactered Pieces: stories, Stranger Will: a novel, I Didn’t Mean to Be Kevin: a novel, Murmurs: Gathered Stories Vol. One, and As a Machine and Parts. Visit: official page: www.calebjross.com, YouTube channel: calebjross.com/youtube, Twitter: at calebjross.com/twitter, Facebook: calebjross.com/facebook, Google+:calebjross.com/Google.
Axel Taiari – YOUR SAVIOR
Axel Taiari is a French writer, born in Paris in 1984. His writing has appeared in multiple magazines and anthologies, including 3:AM Magazine, 365tomorrows, Solarcide, No Colony, and many more. His e-novelette A Light To Starve By spent a few weeks in Amazon’s Kindle Best Sellers list. Read more at www.axeltaiari.com. You can also stalk him on Twitter, @axeltaiari.
Richard Thomas – SURRENDER
Richard Thomas is the author of three books—Transubstantiate, Herniated Roots, and Staring Into the Abyss. He has published 75 stories, including placement in Shivers VI (Cemetery Dance) with Stephen King and Peter Straub, PANK, Gargoyle, Weird Fiction Review, Pear Noir!, and Opium. He also writes for The Nervous Breakdown and LitReactor. His agent is Paula Munier at TalcottNotch.
Paul Tremblay – SCENES FROM THE CITY OF GARBAGE AND THE CITY OF CLAY
Paul Tremblay is the author of two narcoleptic private detective novels THE LITTLE SLEEP and NO SLEEP TILL WONDERLAND, and the novel SWALLOWING A DONKEY’S EYE. He also wrote the short story collection IN THE MEAN TIME. His essays and short fiction have appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Weird Tales, Clarkesworld, and Year’s Best American Fantasy 3. He is the co-editor of four anthologies including CREATURES: THIRTY YEARS OF MONSTER STORIES (with John Langan). He is also on the board of directors for the Shirley Jackson Awards.www.paultremblay.net www.thelittlesleep.net
Fred Venturini – A POUND OF FLESH
Fred Venturini grew up in Patoka, Illinois, where he survived being lit on fire by a bully, a neck-breaking car accident, and being chewed up by a pit bull. His first novel, The Samaritan, was published by Blank Slate Press in 2010. His fiction has appeared in places like River Styx, The Death Panel, Sick Things, Noir at the Bar 2, Johnny America, and Necrotic Tissue. He lives in Southern Illinois with his wife, Krissy, and their new daughter, Noelle Marie.
Craig Wallwork – THINK TANK
Craig Wallwork lives in West Yorkshire, England. He is the author of the short story collection Quintessence of Dust (KUBOA), and the novels To Die Upon a Kiss (Snubnose Press) and The Sound of Loneliness (Perfect Edge Books). His fiction has appeared in various anthologies, journals and magazines. He is the fiction editor at Menacing Hedge Magazine.