HILARY DAVIDSON is the bestselling author of seven crime novels. Her work includes the standalones Her Last Breath and Blood Always Tells, the Shadows of New York series (One Small Sacrifice and Don’t Look Down), and the Lily Moore series (The Damage Done, The Next One to Fall, and Evil in All Its Disguises). Her fiction has won two Anthony Awards and a Derringer Award. Her short stories have appeared in Thuglit, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Beat to a Pulp, Mystery Tribune, and other dark places. Before turning to a life of crime-writing, Hilary was a journalist and the author of 18 nonfiction books. Originally from Toronto, she has lived in New York City since October 2001. Visit her online at: www.hilarydavidson.com
EVE ELLIOT is a voice actress, fiction writer and essayist who has recently discovered the thrill of writing crime fiction. Her short stories and creative non-fiction have been published in ten anthologies and journals in Europe and North America, and she recently wrote and produced her first radio play, The Death of Dr. Davidson, as a full cast, twelve-part audio series. She is also currently completing her second romance novel, releasing it one chapter at a time to her Patreon supporters. One Spye After Another is her first attempt at mixing humour and crime. She lives in Dublin, Ireland. Find out more at www.eveelliot.com.
KAY HANIFEN was born on a Friday the 13th and lived in a haunted castle for three months, so naturally, she has a taste for the strange and macabre. She is a graduate of Emerson College with a BFA in Creative Writing. Her articles have appeared in Ghouls Magazine, Screen Rant, The Borgen Project, and Leatherneck magazine; and her short stories have appeared in Strangely Funny VIII, Crunchy With Ketchup, Midnight From Beyond the Stars, Dark Shadows: The Gay Nineties, Wicked Newsletters, Fearful Fun, Death of a Bad Neighbor, Enchanted Entrapments, and Slice of Paradise. When she’s not consuming pop culture with the voraciousness of a vampire at a 24-hour blood bank, you can usually find her with her two black cats or on Twitter @TheUnicornComi1.
WENDY HARRISON’s fascination with mystery began with Nancy Drew and continued with real-life experiences as a prosecutor in Florida. Now retired, she spends her time solving crimes of her own creation as a published mystery short story writer. Her publications include stories in the anthologies Peace, Love & Crime: Crime Fiction Inspired by Songs of the ‘60s, Autumn Noir, Holiday Hijinks, Crimeucopia: Tales from the Back Porch and The Big Fang, as well as the upcoming More Groovy Gumshoes. She shares her home with Brooks, her first-reader husband, and with a rescued Shepherd mix dog and a calico cat who bark and purr respectively as she writes.
STEVE HOCKENSMITH’s first novel, Holmes on the Range, was a finalist for the Edgar, Shamus, Anthony and Dilys awards. He’s gone on to write five sequels (so far) as well as the New York Times bestseller Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls and the tarot-themed mystery The White Magic Five and Dime. He’s also authored a number of books and graphic novels for children, including the Edgar finalist Nick and Tesla’s Super-Cyborg Gadget Glove. A widely published writer of short stories, he’s appeared in Ellery Queen and Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine more than 30 times. You can learn more about him and his writing at stevehockensmith.com.
ROBERT LOPRESTI is the author of more than eighty short stories, some of which have won the Black Orchid Novella Award, and the Derringer Award (three times), as well as being reprinted in Best American Mystery Stories and Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror. His latest novel, Greenfellas, is a comic caper about the Mafia trying to save the environment. He is a retired librarian, lives in the Pacific Northwest, and is the current president of the Short Mystery Fiction Society. He can be found online at: roblopresti.com.
NICK MANZOLILLO is the author of the Lovecraftian horror novel Moon, Regardless. His short fiction has appeared in over sixty publications, including: Switchblade, TQR, Red Room Magazine, Grievous Angel, and the Tales To Terrify podcast. He has an MFA in Creative and Professional Writing from Western Connecticut State University and currently lives in Rhode Island. You can find out more about him at nickmanzolillo.com.
WARREN MOORE is Professor of English at Newberry College, in Newberry, South Carolina. His novel Broken Glass Waltzes was published in 2017 by Down&Out Books, and his short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies and small publications. Moore blogs at profmondo.wordpress.com, and can be found on Twitter as @profmondo.
EVE MORTON is an author, poet, academic, and educator living in Ontario, Canada. Her latest mystery/suspense story is The Serenity Nearby (Sapphire Publishing, 2022). She teaches university and college classes on media studies, academic writing, and genre literature, among other topics. Find more information, including more short stories and poetry on authormorton.wordpress.com.
SHINY NYQUIST lives on a narrowboat on the canal system in England ‘cruising the cut’ while working as a website designer, thus sharing vicariously in enterprises as diverse as a private academy, a portrait artist, and a sex shop, and then writing fiction as time allows, with a web presence here: shinynyquist.wordpress.com/
KEVIN QUIGLEY grew up in suburbia and knows a thing or two about the protective nature of cat owners… and of bad neighbors. He is the author of the novels I’m On Fire and Roller Disco Saturday Night, as well as the short story collections Damage & Dread and This Terrestrial Hell. His stories have appeared in the Cemetery Dance anthologies Halloween Carnival and Shivers, and Lawrence Block’s upcoming Playing Games.
Quigley is also known for his monographic work on Stephen King (The Stephen King Illustrated Movie Trivia Book, Chart of Darkness, Stephen King Limited), which has earned him expert status on the subject. His latest nonfiction book is a deep exploration into the Oregon folk-rock band Blitzen Trapper, and their seminal album, Furr. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts with his husband, Shawn, in a building that does not allow pets.
MARILYN TODD is the award-winning author of twenty historical thrillers, three anthologies, and over a hundred short stories. A regular contributor to Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, she was also nominated for a Private Eye Writers of America Shamus Award. Her latest series features Britain’s first crime-scene photographer—“which brilliantly evokes the darker side of Victorian London.” Born in London, Marilyn now lives with her husband in France, and when she isn’t killing people, she enjoys cooking—which is pretty much the same thing. Catch her online here: www.marilyntodd.com.
F. D. Trenton
F. D. TRENTON has worked as a silicon chip tester and a fintech programmer, and has had articles published in Computing and Computer Weekly. F.D. lives in the northernmost outskirts of London, England, within earshot of numerous motorways, none of which are much use to even the most devoted cyclist.
L. C. Tyler
L. C. TYLER is a former chair of the Crime Writers Association and the author of two detective series: the Herring Mysteries (recently optioned for television) and a historical crime series featuring seventeenth century lawyer and spy, John Grey. He has twice won the Goldsboro Last Laugh Award for the best humorous crime novel of the year and has been shortlisted for the Edgar Allan Poe Awards and for the CWA Historical Dagger. He also writes short stories, for British and American anthologies, and was awarded the 2017 CWA Short Story Dagger. He has lived and worked all over the world, including postings to Hong Kong, Malaysia, Sudan and Denmark, but has more recently been based in London and West Sussex. He can be found online at lctyler99.wixsite.com/mysite on Twitter as @lenctyler.
DAVE ZELTSERMAN is an award-winning writer whose crime and horror novels have been chosen by NPR, Washington Post, Booklist, WBUR, and American Library Association for best books of the year. His crime novel, Small Crimes, has been made into a Netflix film, and his novel The Caretaker of Lorne Field is currently in film development.