Monica S. Kuebler – Co-Chair (GTA)
Monica S. Kuebler has spent the last twenty years wearing a variety of editorial hats at Rue Morgue magazine, for whom she penned Rue Morgue Library #3: Weird Stats and Morbid Facts. She also writes poetry and monster stories; her young adult vampire serial ‒ which began with Bleeder (Blood Magic, Book 1) ‒ can be read at Wattpad.com. She completed her first novel for adult readers during the pandemic lockdown.
Julianne Snow – Co-Chair (Ontario)
Julianne is the author of the Days with the Undead, a cult web series turned novel, and Glimpses of the Undead. Writing in the realms of speculative fiction, Julianne has roots that go deep into horror and is a member of the Horror Writers Association. With pieces of short fiction in various publications, Julianne always has a few surprises up her sleeves.
Dianthe West – Secretary / Social Media
Dianthe West is an architecture writer turned poet and fiction author, which was always the prize. Their work is inspired by the sublime and the quirky, from Gothic landscapes to urban fantasy to Carrollian fairy tale satire. Dianthe’s poetry has been featured in HWA Poetry Showcase IX. They live with their family, plants, four-legged familiars, and hundreds of grazing bunnies in Guelph, Ontario.
David J. Thirteen – Events Coordinator (GTA)
David J. Thirteen (he/him) is a writer of horror and other dark fiction living in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. While posting serialized novels on Wattpad, he received over a million reads. His novella, The Garrison Project, is available at most online stores, and you can find his short stories in Lamplight Magazine, several anthologies, and on The Other Stories podcast. David is proud to be involved with many writing communities including the Wattpad Stars, Crone Girls, Hawk & Cleaver, and the Horror Writers Association. He currently is the Event Coordinator for the HWA’s Ontario chapter.
Ian A. Bain
Ian A. Bain is a writer of dark fiction, dramatic works, and poetry, living in Muskoka, Ontario. Ian’s work has appeared in a number of anthologies and narrative podcasts. As well, Ian writes the “Horror Hoser” column for Divination Horror Reviews, where he puts a spotlight on the best of Canadian Horror. You can stalk Ian on Twitter at @bainwrites .
Graham J. Darling
Graham J. Darling of metro Ottawa Canada designs molecules such as the universe has never seen and demonstrates medieval science and technology to school kids and passers-by. His singular hybrids of diamond-hard Science Fiction, mythopoeic Fantasy and unearthly Horror have escaped through Sword & Mythos (eds. Silvia Moreno-Garcia & Paula R. Stiles, Innsmouth Free Press), Dark Matter Magazine and No Greater Love: Martyrs of Earth and Elsewhere (ed. Robert J. Krog, Hiraeth Books)–residents are advised to lock their doors and windows, then tune in for survival tips to https://fiction.grahamjdarling.com/ , https://twitter.com/GrahamJDarling and https://www.facebook.com/GrahamJDarling.
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.
Emerging author, Blaise Langlois, will never turn down the chance to tell a creepy story. You are sure to find her writing in between teaching and raising four beautiful children, or feverishly scratching out ideas (which, to the chagrin of her supportive husband, usually occurs just after midnight). She has a penchant for horror, sci-fi, and fantasy. Her publications include short fiction and poetry through Eerie River Publishing, Pulp Factory E-zine, Black Hare Press, Space and Time Magazine, Black Spot Books and Ghost Orchid Press. You can learn more about her writing journey by visiting her blog at: www.ravenfictionca.wordpress.com
Tim McGregor is the author of Lure, Hearts Strange and Dreadful, and the Spookshow series. Taboo in Four Colors and Wasps in the Ice Cream are coming soon. Tim lives in Toronto with his wife and two kids.
Jessica Peter writes dark, uncanny, and sometimes absurd short stories, novels, and poems. She’s a social worker and health researcher who lives in Hamilton, Ontario with her partner and their two black cats. You can find her writing (now or upcoming) in venues such as LampLight Magazine, The NoSleep Podcast, and The Antihumanist, among other places. You can find her online at:
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.