Michael Nethercott is the author of a two traditional mystery novels, The Séance Society and The Haunting Ballad (St. Martin’s Press). His mystery and speculative stories have appeared in numerous periodicals and anthologies including Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Best Crime and Mystery Stories of the Year, Rogue Wave, and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.



Jason Duke is an Iraq War veteran, OIF 07-09. He currently writes science fiction and fantasy in his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona. His crime fiction has been published in Spinetingler, Thuglit, Shotgun Honey, Beat to a Pulp, Needle Magazine, Plots With Guns, and his first sale was in 1996 at the age of twenty to Dungeon Magazine, which is probably why he’s come full circle back to writing fantasy and science fiction. He loves Red Sun’s policy about publishing at least one veteran per issue and plans to submit more stories soon.



Aeryn Rudel is a freelance writer from Seattle, Washington. He is a notorious dinosaur nerd, a rare polearms expert, a baseball connoisseur, and he has mastered the art of fighting with sword-shaped objects (but not actual swords). Aeryn’s first novel, Flashpoint, was published in 2016 by Privateer Press, and he occasionally offers dubious advice on the subjects of writing and rejection (mostly rejection) on his blog at



Tara Calaby lives in Melbourne, Australia with her wife and far too many books. Her writing has appeared in publications such as Grimdark Magazine, Daily Science Fiction, Aurealis and Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine,and she is an Assistant Editor for Luna Station Quarterly. She is currently a PhD candidate and is researching lesbian writing and Victorian fiction. In her free time, she can be found playing video games or attempting to learn Welsh. Her website can be found at



Richard Zwicker is an English teacher living in Vermont, USA, with his wife and beagle. His short stories have appeared in Fantasy Scroll Magazine, Penumbra, Perihelion Science Fiction, and other semi-pro markets. His “Walden Planet and Other Stories” is available on Amazon. Other than writing and reading, his hobbies include playing the piano and guitar, jogging, and fighting the good fight against middle age. Though he lived in Brazil for eight years, he is still a lousy soccer player.


Andrew Muff is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and works as a physician assistant in Wichita, KS. He’s also a short fiction writer and freelance illustrator. His work has previously appeared in Perihelion Science Fiction, Electric Spec, Bête Noire, and Sword and Sorcery Magazine.




Elena Betti is a digital artist living in Italy. She lives in Livorno, a small seaside town in Tuscany, with her husband and 9 years old son. Her professional background is based both on artistic and technical design. She has worked for years on very different kinds of project ranging from technical executive design to graphic and corporate identity design. Her great passion, however, is the Illustration. Some of her artworks have been published by some magazines in the English-speaking market, such as On Spec Magazine, and the Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine (Wildside Press). She can be reached at or on her Twitter account @EleBtt


Mitchell Malloy is an artist with a deep passion for craftsmanship and storytelling. He has over 5 years of experience working as an artist in games. He is currently at Riot Games where he works as an illustrator. Outside the office, Mitch is a freelance artist for novels and traditional games.



Alexis Lantgen is a writer, 6th grade science teacher, and classical musician. She enjoys Renaissance Faires, historical reenactment, and all things science fiction and fantasy. She has written numerous short stories, two non-fiction articles for Renaissance Magazine, and an unpublished novel. Alexis lives with her husband, her spirited three year old daughter, and their very patient cat in Dallas, TX.



Ben Howels is a horror and fantasy writer hailing from Devon, England. He’s loved the darker side of fiction from as far back as he can remember… and probably long before then. Having been published in a few anthologies, and a few more magazines, he’s now developed an appetite for it, and doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon. You can usually catch him writing on his laptop, cowering before a mountainous pile of reading, or smashing some weights down the gym. And failing that, there’s always Twitter – @BenHowels



Michael Reyes is a writer from Brooklyn. His fiction has appeared in Weird Tales Magazine, Dark Eclipse, 31 More Nights Of Halloween by Rainstorm Press and Twisted Boulevard by Elektrik Milk Bath Press. Forthcoming stories set to be published by Cirsova Magazine and Reaktor. He’s an Iraq War veteran and playwright with an avid interest in entheogens.




Kevin Weir is a writer and podcaster hailing from the great white north of Alberta, Canada. In addition to novels and short stories, he has an award-winning short film, “My Life is a Musical”, and has had his plays produced numerous times. He is currently working on a series of horror shorts about a town called Shalebridge leading up to an indie feature film, spending many darkened nights typing alone on a screen and so, if met on the street, should not be approach too quickly. You can also check out his comedy podcast “The Third Space” on iTunes and at


Joas Miller is a published poet, former nationally signed recording artist, graphic artist whose work has been featured on three Horrified Press anthology covers as well as displayed in the National Civil War Museum. He lives in Ohio where he is a certified blacksmith. He has also been accused of being a gentleman and a scholar.



David Morrell is the critically acclaimed author of First Blood, the novel in which Rambo was created. He holds a Ph. D. in American literature from Penn State and was a professor in the English department at the University of Iowa. His numerous New York Times bestsellers include the classic spy novel, The Brotherhood of the Rose (the basis for the only television mini-series to be broadcast after a Super Bowl). An Edgar and Anthony finalist, a Nero and Macavity winner, Morrell is a recipient of three Bram Stoker awards from the Horror Writers Association and the prestigious Thriller Master award from the International Thriller Writers organization. His writing book, The Successful Novelist: A Lifetime of Lessons about Writing and Publishing, discusses what he has learned in his more than four decades as an author. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


Margaret Weis is the New York Times bestselling author of over thirty books, including the Star of the Guardian series, the Death Gate Cycle, the Darksword Trilogy, and the Dragonlance series. She lives in a converted barn in Wisconsin.




David W. Amendola is a United States Air Force veteran. He has been a pulp fiction fan and history buff since he was a teenager and his stories combine both. His tales have appeared in Weird Tales magazine and in the acclaimed SNAFU anthology series of military horror. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in World Military History from American Military University and he served in the U.S. Air Force for over 21 years. Born and raised in Illinois, he lives near Chicago. His website can be found at:



Rhoads Brazos hails from Colorado, where he lives with his wife and son. His morbid fascination with horror and weird fiction takes his writing down paths he’s perhaps too willing to follow. Somehow, his work has seeped into this publication and other unsuspecting venues, including: The Best Horror of the Year (edited by Ellen Datlow), Apex Magazine, Death’s Realm (Grey Matter Press), and SQ Mag. The first installment of his occult detective novella, The Devil’s Trill, book one of The Ladies Bristol series, is slated for release this summer by Grey Matter Press.



Brenda Kezar is a horror and fantasy writer living on the frozen plains of North Dakota. Her love of horror dates back to age eight, when the lack of a babysitter caused her parents to drag her to a completely age-inappropriate horror movie. A few years later, she won a local young author’s conference in her grade category and a dream was born. You can find out more about her at: