Our Authors

Mari Adkins is a paranormal fiction writer who grew up in the coal mining community of Woodbine, KY. Her fiction has appeared in the anthologies Stories from the Red Light District, Aegri Somnia, Vampire Bytes, and Help, as well as in Toasted Cheese and Apex Magazine. She is a submissions editor for Apex Magazine, in addition to doing freelance editing, writing, and book reviewing.

Visit Mari on the web at www.mariadkins.com.


Books by Mari Adkins:
Harlan County Horrors

Gill Ainsworth is a senior editor with Apex Publications and has been with the company since nearly its inception. She's the author of a number of published short stories and has edited a nice handful of anthologies. Gill loves to spend her time on the beaches of Cyprus where she keeps a second home to get away from the cold British winters.

Books by Gill Ainsworth:
The Blackness Within

Gary A. Braunbeck is a prolific author who writes mysteries, thrillers, science fiction, fantasy, horror, and mainstream literature. He is the author of 19 books; his fiction has been translated into Japanese, French, Italian, Russian and German. Nearly 200 of his short stories have appeared in various publications.

Gary's fiction has received several awards, including the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Short Fiction in 2003 for "Duty" and in 2005 for "We Now Pause for Station Identification"; his collection Destinations Unknown won a Stoker in 2006. His novella "Kiss of the Mudman" received the International Horror Guild Award for Long Fiction in 2005. He can be found on the web at www.garybraunbeck.com.

Books by Gary A. Braunbeck:
To Each Their Darkness

Maurice Broaddus is the author of the Knights of Breton Court series as well as the novellas Orgy of Souls (co-written with Wrath James White) and Devil’s Marionette. He has been published in numerous magazines and anthologies, from Weird Tales to the Dark Dreams series to Apex Magazine. He can be found on the web at www.mauricebroaddus.com.

Books by Maurice Broaddus:
Orgy of Souls

Dark Faith

Jennifer Brozek is a freelance author for many RPG companies including Margaret Weis Productions, Average Mojo, Rogue Games, and Catalyst Game Labs. Winner of the 2010 Origins Award for Best Roleplaying Game Supplement, her contributions to RPG sourcebooks include Dragonlance, Colonial Gothic, Shadowrun, Serenity, Savage Worlds, and White Wolf SAS. Winner of the 2009 Australian Shadows Award for edited publication, Jennifer has edited three anthologies with more on the way. Author of In a Gilded Light (Spring 2010, Dark Quest Books), she is published in several anthologies, is the creator and editor of the semiprozine, The Edge of Propinquity, and is a submissions editor for the Apex Book Company. When she is not writing her heart out, she is gallivanting around the Pacific Northwest in its wonderfully mercurial weather. Jennifer is a member of Broad Universe, SFWA and HWA. Her website is JenniferBrozek.com.


Books by Jennifer Brozek:
Close Encounters of the Urban Kind

Chesya Burke has published over forty short stories in various venues including Dark Dreams: Horror and Suspense by Black Writers, Voices From the Other Side, and Whispers in the Night, each published by Kensington Publishing Corp. as well as the historical, science, and speculative fiction magazine, Would That It Were, and many more. Several of her articles appeared in the African American National Biography, published by Harvard and Oxford University Press, and she won the 2004 Twilight Tales award for short fiction. Chesya attends Agnes Scott College, where she studies creative writing and the African diaspora as it relates to race, class and gender. Many of these themes find themselves appearing in her fiction. 

Visit her at www.chesyaburke.com or on her blog (chesyaburke.livejournal.com), where she tends to discuss these issues and genre fiction as well.

Books by Chesya Burke:
Let's Play White

BJ Burrow co-wrote the screenplay to the SyFy movie The Monster Hunter (starring David Carradine). The Changed is his first novel. He lives in Austin, TX, with his wife Melissa and two daughters. Visit him on the web at www.bjburrow.net. He is proud of winning his fantasy football league four out of ten times. He is currently working on his second novel.


Books by BJ Burrow:
The Changed

Michael A. Burstein won the 1997 Campbell Award. His short fiction, mostly in Analog, has been nominated for ten Hugos and four Nebulas. He and wife Nomi live in Brookline, Massachusetts, where he is a Library Trustee and Town Meeting Member. He has two physics degrees, and attended Clarion. His first collection (I Remember the Future: The Award-Nominated Stories of Michael A. Burstein) was released in late 2008 by Apex Publications. For more information about the author visit www.mabfan.com.

Books by Michael A. Burstein:
I Remember the Future: The Award-Nominated Works of Michael A. Burstein

Elizabeth Engstrom is a speculative fiction author who was nominated in 1992 Bram Stoker Award for Best Fiction Collection for her book Nightmare Flower. Her anthology Dead on Demand: The Best of Ghost Story Weekend spent six months on the Library Journal "Best Seller List." Her short story, "Crosley", was picked to be included in The Thirteenth Annual Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, edited by Ellen Datlow. Her work has been published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Horror Show, American Fantasy Magazine, and Cemetery Dance. Visit her on the web at www.elizabethengstrom.com.

Books by Elizabeth Engstrom:
When Darkness Loves Us

Fran Friel lives and dreams by the sea in southern New England. She’s a two-time Bram Stoker Award finalist and winner of the Black Quill Award. She writes horror, dark fantasy and science fiction, and like many “respectable” authors, she is currently working on a novel. Visit Fran on the web at www.franfriel.com.


Books by Fran Friel:
Mama's Boy and Other Dark Tales

Jerry Gordon is leading at least one life too many. As a full-time author, grad student, web programmer, and editor, he lacks the time to write a witty bio, but assures you that if you keep drinking, he’ll get funnier. In addition to co-editing Dark Faith and Last Rites, he’s published stories with Apex Magazine, Indie Review, and the Midnight Diner. He recently finished his first novel, Severed Dreams, and can be found blurring genre lines at www.jerrygordon.net.


Books by Jerry Gordon:
Dark Faith

Sara M. Harvey made her fiction debut in 2006 with the romantic urban fantasy A Year and a Day. Sara’s love of steampunk pushed her towards writing within that genre with her first two novella releases from Apex Publishing: The Convent of the Pure and The Labyrinth of the Dead. Both can be described as paranormal Victorian Age romances with lesbian protagonists set in a steampunk environment. Harvey’s showcase of her unique style of genre-crossing work has been described by Jacqueline Carey as ‘a compelling blend of the numinous and the creepy’. Visit her on the web at www.saramharvey.com.

Books by Sara M. Harvey:
The Convent of the Pure

The Labyrinth of the Dead

The Tower of the Forgotten

Guy Hasson is an Israeli writer, playwright, and filmmaker. His fiction is predominantly written in English, whilst his stage and film work is written in Hebrew. He is the author of two books published in Israel—a short story collection and a short novel—and he wrote and directed the science fiction feature film Heart of Stone in 2008. He is also a two-time winner of the Israeli Geffen Award for science fiction short stories. Apex readers can find more of his work in the anthologies The Apex Book of World SF and Apexology: Horror

Books by Guy Hasson:
Secret Thoughts

Nick Mamatas is the author of three and a half novels, over seventy short stories, and hundreds of feature articles, and is also an editor and anthologist. His fiction has been nominated for the Bram Stoker and International Horror Guild awards and translated into German, Italian, and Greek; his editorial work with Clarkesworld earned the magazine World Fantasy and Hugo award nominations. Nick's reportage, short stories, and essays have appeared in venues such as Razor, Asimov's Science Fiction, Silicon Alley Reporter, the Village Voice, The Smart Set, The Writer, Poets & Writers and anthologies including Supernatural Noir and Lovecraft Unbound. He teaches at Western Connecticut State University in the MFA program in Creative and Professional Writing, was a visiting writer at Lake Forest College and the University of California, Riverside's Palm Desert Campus, and runs writing classes in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Visit his blog for further information.

Books by Nick Mamatas:
Starve Better

J.M. McDermott graduated from the University of Houston in 2002 with a BA in Creative Writing. He resides in Arlington, Texas with an assortment of empty coffee cups, overflowing bookshelves, and crazy schemes. Visit J.M. on the web at jmmcdermott.blogspot.com.


Books by J.M. McDermott:
Last Dragon

Gene O'Neill is best known as a multi-award nominated writer of science fiction, fantasy, and horror fiction.

O'Neill's professional writing career began after completing the Clarion West Writers Workshop in 1979. Since that time, over 100 of his works have been published. His short story work has appeared in Cemetery Dance Magazine, Twilight Zone Magazine, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and many more.

O'Neill has had many occupations besides writing including postal worker, contract specialist for AAFES, college basketball player, amateur boxer, United States Marine, right-of-way agent, and vice president of a small manufacturing plant. He also holds two degrees from California State University, Sacramento and University of Minnesota. He currently writes full time and lives in the Napa Valley with his wife, Kay.

Books by Gene O'Neill:
Taste of Tenderloin

Dru Pagliassotti is the author of the award-winning steampunk novel Clockwork Heart and her short stories have been published in a variety of zines and anthologies. She is currently co-editing Day Terrors, a horror anthology from The Harrow Press. A professor of communication at California Lutheran University, Dru also recently co-edited the scholarly volume Boy’s Love Manga: Essays on the Sexual Ambiguity and Cross-Cultural Fandom of the Genre.

Visit Dru on the web at http://www.drupagliassotti.com.

Books by Dru Pagliassotti:
An Agreement with Hell

Jennifer Pelland lives in the Boston area with an Andy, three cats, and an impractical number of books. Her short story collection Unwelcome Bodies was released by Apex in 2008, and contains her Nebula-nominated story “Captive Girl.” Most recently, she’s been published in the Solaris Book of New Science Fiction, Volume Three, and she has a story in the debut issue of Shock Totem. In her so-called copious spare time, she studies bellydance in a futile attempt to be graceful before she completely loses her knees. Her web site, which includes a link to her blog, is at www.jenniferpelland.com.

Books by Jennifer Pelland:
Unwelcome Bodies


Jason Sizemore is the owner and operator of Apex Publications. He also writes and edits, earning a Bram Stoker Award nomination for his first book, Aegri Somnia. He's had over thirty short stories published and four anthologies. He maintains a website at www.jason-sizemore.com.

Books by Jason Sizemore:
Descended from Darkness Vol I
Descended from Darkness Vol II

Apexology: Horror

Apexology: SF & Fantasy

The Zombie Feed: Volume 1

Lavie Tidhar is the author of the linked-story collection HebrewPunk, novellas An Occupation of Angels, Cloud Permutations, and Gorel & the Pot-Bellied God. With Nir Yaniv, he co-authored the short novel The Tel Aviv Dossier. Angry Robot released his first mmpb The Bookman. Lavie has also edited the anthologies A Dick & Jane Primer for Adults and The Apex Book of World SF. He's lived on three continents and one island-nation, and currently lives in Israel. He maintains a web presence at www.lavietidhar.co.uk.

Books by Lavie Tidhar:
An Occupation of Angels


The Apex Book of World SF

Tim Waggoner’s novels include the Nekropolis series of urban fantasies and the Ghost Trackers series written in collaboration with Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson of the Ghost Hunters television show. In total, he’s published over twenty novels and two short story collections, and his articles on writing have appeared in Writer’s Digest and Writers’ Journal, among other publications. He teaches creative writing at Sinclair Community College and in Seton Hill University’s Master of Fine Arts in Writing Popular Fiction program. Visit him on the web at www.timwaggoner.com

Books by Tim Waggoner:
Like Death

Wrath James White is a former world class heavyweight kickboxer, a professional kickboxing and mixed martial arts trainer, distance runner, performance artist, and former street brawler who is now known for creating some of the most disturbing works of fiction in print. Wrath's most recent novels are The Resurrectionist and Yaccub's Curse. He is also the author of Succulent Prey, The Book of a Thousand Sins, His Pain and Population Zero. He is the co-author of Teratologist, co-written with the king of extreme horror, Edward Lee. Wrath maintains a blog at http://wordsofwrath.blogspot.com/.

Books by Wrath James White:
Orgy of Souls

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