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Mike Coombs—Publisher | J. Matthew McKern—Director

Sara Tantlinger, Managing Editor—Poetry

Sara Tantlinger | Managing Editor—Poetry

Sara Tantlinger resides outside of Pittsburgh on a hill in the woods. She is the author of Love For Slaughter and The Devil’s Dreamland: Poetry Inspired by H.H. Holmes, both released with StrangeHouse Books. She is a poetry editor for The Oddville Press, a graduate of Seton Hill’s MFA program, a member of the SFPA, and an active member of the HWA. She embraces all things strange and can be found lurking in graveyards or on Twitter @SaraJane524 and at saratantlinger.com

Read Sara’s poem Misted Veils.
Sara’s work can be found on Amazon.

Simon Graeme, Managing Editor—Prose

Simon Graeme | Managing Editor—Prose

Simon Graeme is a fantasy and horror writer, with a BA in English with a focus in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University. He is from Ohio but currently lives in eastern Kentucky with his wife and two youngest children while his oldest son serves in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Simon has had a passion for writing since he decided to create his own comic book in high school, but his love of stories goes back to third grade where Mrs. Rice read Charlotte’s Web to the class. Charlotte and Mrs. Rise taught him the power of words, a sentiment that still brings tears to his eyes.

He is also an artist, musician, and teacher. In March of 2018, Simon suffered a stroke, which he still is fighting to fully recover from. This event upended his life but strangely got his writing back on track. Since April of 2018, he has completed several novels.

Simon loves bad 80’s movies like Big Trouble in Little China, and Berry Gordy’s The Last Dragon. His wife does not.

Deborah Hanley, Contributing Editor

Debra Hanley | Contributing Editor

Debra Hanley is a writer, Editor, photographer, and digital media specialist. She holds a creative writing degree and writes short stories to keep her sane. Her stories have appeared in The Penmen Review, The Kaiserslautern American, and The Plymouth Review among others.

Besides writing and photography, Debra’s hobbies include riding her motorcycle, traveling the world, and volunteering for various organizations. Debra’s super power is her ability to render any electronic device useless within 3 months of ownership. Debra performed the roll of Managing Editor from Spring 2018 though Summer 2019.

Kristen Molnar, Contributing Editor

Kristin Molnar | Contributing Editor

Kristin Molnar is a lover all things ink. She grew up in a small suburban town in Southeastern Michigan. She's lived all over the country, including a three-year stint in Hawaii, before settling (for now) in Eastern North Carolina. She works at a University library by night and sleeps while the normal humans are awake. Her poem "Sliver" is in the spring 2018 issues of Infernal Ink Magazine. She’s received her MFA from Seton Hill University. When she’s not writing books or making library displays, you may find her haunting the local tattoo shops expanding her collection of tattoos.

TJ Tranchell, Contributing Editor

TJ Tranchell | Contributing Editor

Author T.J. Tranchell was born on Halloween, has worked as a journalist, horror movie columnist, pizza delivery man, warehouse worker, haunted house monster, customer service clerk, college instructor, and other less glamorous jobs. Tranchell has his master’s degree in literature from Central Washington University with, naturally, a focus on the horror genre.

Tranchell published his first novel, Cry Down Dark, through Blysster Press in 2016. In 2017, Blysster released a collection of short stories, poetry, and film criticism titled Asleep In the Nightmare Room. He has also published horror short fiction, is at work on his second novel, and was co-editor of GIVE: An Anthology of Anatomical Entries, a dark fiction anthology from When the Dead Books. He is a rising star among horror scholars, having presented work on Stephen King at the Popular Culture Association’s national conference, and has been a panelist and interviewer at Crypticon Seattle for several years.

He currently is the author development coordinator for Blysster Press, writes for Northwest Public Broadcasting, and is a freelance writer and editor. He can be reached via email at tj.tranchell@gmail.com.

T.J.’s work can be found on Amazon.

Morgan Hazelwood, Contributing Editor

Morgan Hazelwood | Contributing Editor

Morgan Hazelwood is a fantasy novelist who blogs and vlogs her growing collection of writing tips and writerly musings. She likes taking pictures of the sky, reading a good book, and ambiverting from her living room. She’s also a voice for the fairy-tale audio drama: Anansi Storytime and its sister podcast: Legendsmith. She’s been known to procrati-clean her whole house and alphabetize other people’s bookshelves.

Moira McCord Crooks, Contributing Editor

Moira McCord Crooks | Contributing Editor

Moira McCord Crooks is a hybrid fiction writer originally from Western New York. She currently lives in rural Minnesota with her husband and her always gifted and sometimes rambunctious children. She graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with undergraduate and bachelor’s degrees in English and Creative Writing (Fiction). In her past life, she’s had two romance novels published as well as poetry that has been featured in The Penmen Review.

When not teaching high school students the ins and outs of creative writing, composition, and graphic novels, you might find Moira exploring the Land of 10,000 Lakes with her family, adding to her inked collection, rage baking, cursing at her beloved Buffalo Bills, expanding her collection of Bundt cake pans, and overcoming her irrational fear of squirrels.

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