The last thing I want to do is bore people with a long-winded biography that no one really cares about. So I’ll cut right to the chase:
I grew up on a steady diet of horror movies and paperback fiction. It was no surprise that it quickly became a life-encompassing passion. In less sensitive times, my fourth grade creative writing assignments were almost exclusively Friday the 13th and Halloween slices of fanfic in which Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers brutally murdered my classmates.
Thankfully, this didn’t lead to enrollment in a child rehabilitation program, as my teachers were cognizant enough to appreciate it as a form of creative expression (granted, a somewhat macabre one). I did however get into trouble for doing an oral book report on “Jack Martin’s” Halloween II novelization in fourth grade after telling my teacher I’d be doing Treasure Island.
I continued to write throughout my academic career and it was no surprise to friends/family that my aspirations were to write horror fiction.
In addition to seven novels (a few of which are soon-to-be published), I’ve also written extensively on the subjects of film and literature for numerous websites. Many people have read me on Dread Central, and I’ve also contributed to Shock Till You Drop. Nonfiction has also appeared in print in the pages of Fangoria and HorrorHound magazines.
I spend a fair chunk of free time tracking down obscure slasher films and hope to one day parlay that knowledge into a definitive history book on the subject. Until I’ve had the opportunity to tell everyone about Ogroff: The Mad Butcher, I don’t believe my life’s work can ever truly be complete.