Sèphera Girón – Chapter Head
Sèphera Girón is the author of over twenty books and dozens of stories. You can also find her in movies such as Slime City Massacre and Killer Rack. When she isn’t writing or acting, she reads tarot cards. Sèphera lives in Toronto and has two sons.
Award-winning author and editor Nancy Kilpatrick has published 21 novels, over 220 short stories, and 6 collections, and has edited 15 anthologies. She wrote the non-fiction book The goth Bible: A Compendium for the Darkly Inclined, the graphic novel Nancy Kilpatrick’s Vampyr Theater, and has contributed scripts to several comics and graphic anthologies. She has also penned many non-fiction articles and reviews. Her most recent project is the six-book novel series Thrones of Blood, available in print and ebook: Revenge of the Vampir King–Vol 1; Sacrifice of the Hybrid Princess–Vol 2; Abduction of Two Rulers–Vol 3.
Monica S. Kuebler
Monica is a contributing editor at Rue Morgue magazine, author of Rue Morgue Library #3: Weird Stats and Morbid Facts, co-producer of the Great Lakes Horror Company podcast, and founder of LibraryoftheDamned.com. Her video game column “5 AM Gaming” runs twice monthly at BiffBamPop.com. When she’s not editing or penning non-fiction, she writes monster stories, and has spent the last half decade serializing her young adult vampire series, which kicked off in 2012 with Bleeder (Blood Magic, Book 1). Read it at http://www.wattpad.com/deathofcool.
Mark Leslie is the author of the novels A Canadian Werewolf in New York, Evasion and I, Death and the story collections One Hand Screaming, Bumps in the Night and Nocturnal Screams. He has edited the horror anthology Campus Chills and the speculative fiction anthology Tesseracts Sixteen: Parnassus Unbound and is a recurring editor for the Fiction River Anthology series with previous titles including Editor’s Choice, Feel the Fear, Feel the Love, and Superstitious.
Mark also writes non-fiction paranormal explorations of ghostly tales and eerie encounters that include Haunted Hamilton, Spooky Sudbury, Creepy Capital, Tomes of Terror, Haunted Hospitals, Macabre Montreal and Spirits Untapped.
Every Friday, Mark shares a free short story or non-fiction article on his website at www.markleslie.ca/freefridayfrights for 24 hours and also hosts a reading of the story or live talk via his Author Facebook page.
Mary Rajotte has a penchant for penning nightmarish tales that haunt and terrify. Her work has been published in Shroud Magazine, and in anthologies from the Library of Horror Press, Shroud Publishing and the Great Lakes Horror Company. Sometimes camera-elusive but always coffee-fueled, you can find Mary at the following online haunts:
Lou Rera’s first novel, Sign, was published by Netherworld Books in June 2014. He is an Active member of the Horror Writers Association (HWA) and an Ontario, Canada Chapter member. He is a member of the Just Buffalo Literary Center, and Short Fiction Writers Guild.
Lou’s short stories have appeared in Group Hex Vol. 1 (2016) and Group Hex Vol. 2 (2017) by the Great Lakes Horror Company. His short story “Reunion” was published by Solstice Publishing (2016). “The Bench“ and “Clown on a Segway,” published in Queen City Flash (2013). His collection of flash fiction, There are no doors on a cocoon, was published in 2008 by CreateSpace. He has won various Flash Fiction Awards in ArtVoice Magazine, and the Just Buffalo Literary Center. He has edited academic textbooks and writes reviews for novel at Horror Book Reviews.
Lou Rera is Associate Professor in Communication at SUNY Buffalo State.
Douglas Smith is an award-winning Canadian author described by Library Journal as “one of Canada’s most original writers of speculative fiction.” His fiction has been published in twenty-six languages and thirty-two countries. His work includes the urban fantasy novel The Wolf at the End of the World and the collections Chimerascope, Impossibilia, and La Danse des Esprits. His non-fiction guide for writers, Playing the Short Game: How to Market & Sell Short Fiction, is a must read for any short story writer.
Doug is a three-time winner of Canada’s Aurora Award, and has been a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award, CBC’s Bookies Award, Canada’s juried Sunburst Award, and France’s juried Prix Masterton and Prix Bob Morane. A short film based on Doug’s story “By Her Hand, She Draws You Down” won several awards at film festivals around the world.