TMP Authors


Allen Jacoby was born in Orange County, California, in February of 1992. He has been writing horror since the age of 6, when his first written work was so disturbing that it caused his first grade teacher to suffer a minor breakdown and transfer the boy to another class. He has been a fan of the macabre ever since. Jacoby can most commonly be seen around Southern California's hotspots, wearing his trademark pinstriped suit, along with the ever-popular Guy Fawkes' Mask. He showcases flash fiction at


After a short hiatus of nearly 20 years, Acquanetta recently resumed her Joy-Thing of writing 'What If?' stories.  Her recent 'plays' (as opposed to 'works,') have been accepted by and/or published in:  Daily Flash-2012, Daily Love, Dinosaur Bees, Every Day Fiction, Flashes in the Dark, Flash Shot, The Fringe Magazine and Weirdyear.


Andrew Hogan was a faculty member at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, the University of Michigan and Michigan State University. He published more than five-dozen professional articles on health services research and health policy. He has published ninety works of short fiction.


Author Bio: Brenda Anderson’s fiction has appeared in various places from Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine to Flash Fiction Online. She lives in Adelaide, South Australia, and tweets irregularly @CinnamonShops.


Caleb Echterling dances like everyone is watching. And heckling. He tweets funny fiction using the not so clever handle @CalebEchterling. You can find more of his work at


Cameron Kirk is a writer. Some of his ideas are good. Some are not. He writes to amuse himself. His short story “Desert Stars” was selected in the best of 2017 ATM Fiction.


Cheryl likes to chase marbles on a glass floor when she isn't eating lint, playing with sharp objects, or making taxidermy dioramas with dead flies. She writes art-house novellas and abstract flash fiction, some published, some not.


Chris Wight lives with his wife and two sons in the historic beach community of Kamakura, Japan. He is a leisure enthusiast.


Dale L. Sproule's fiction has appeared in Northern Frights, Tesseracts, Pulphouse, Ellery Queen's, Pseudopod,The Colored Lens, The Exile Book of New Canadian Noir and more than 30 others. His collection Psychedelia Gothique features 17 of his best.


Danica lives in a tent in someone's attic with lots of insomnia, little food and a medium amount of cats. She encourages you to read the things she writes and mail her a sandwich if you like them.


Daniel Hampton is a writer/rambler born and raised in Bakersfield. He’ll write absurdist stories about sandwiches with the same zeal he writes heartfelt poetry, much to the befuddlement of others. He envisions himself as a jack of all trades kind of creative writer but has extreme difficulty in talking about himself in the third person. Oh well. You can find him at


Daniel lives in Chicago. He works at a methadone clinic and reads comics books. His stories have been published online in The Mustache Factor. You can find him on facebook if you feel the need to curse him out or tell him he is stupid.


D.C. Lozar writes fiction that emphasizes perspective, both living and dead, and believes the android revolution will bring order and peace - unless it doesn't... or didn't. Crap, was that last week? Check him out at or


D. M. Anderson is a Stay-at-home-dad, and writer of strange fiction. He hides inside his hermitage, leaving occasionally to scavenge for food and toiletries. When he isn't setting a bad example for his kids, he is mercilessly beating his head against the keyboard, hoping something interesting spills out onto the screen.


David is a writer, screenwriter, actor, and attorney. He writes the column UGLY WORLD for the Severed Cinema website, and he writes for Girls and Corpses magazine and He co-wrote and acted in Countess Bathoria's Graveyard Picture Show and his writing has appeared in Rue Morgue, Bizarro Central, Chimeraworld 2 and 3, Verbicide,, and many more publications. He refers to himself in the third person and wrote this bio himself but foolishly thinks the objectivity of third person makes him sound more professional. for more.


Douglas Hackle is the author of CLOWN TEAR JUNKIES (Rooster Republic Press), a collection of bizarro/absurdist short stories. A sampling of his short fiction is also included in the BIZARRO STARTER KIT - RED (Eraserhead Press). Hershel Greene and Joffrey Lannister are hawt! TERROR MAN. TERROR FACE. TERROR CLOWN. TERROR CHILD. TERROR MAN. TERROR FACE. TERROR CLOWN. TERROR CHILD. TERROR HOUSE. TERROR SHARK. TERROR MOUSE. TERROR ANVIL. TERROR TATER TOT. La la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la!!!!!!!!!


Dorothy is a writer, medium and editor who lives on the enchanting haunted Isle of Wight, a small island off the south coast of England. At the present time she is turning out horror stories of all lengths and topics and thinks there is a horror writer working with her from the spirit side of life. She is a full member of the Fictioneers.


Dustin lives in a small apartment with his daughter, girlfriend, and a named Michael Jackson. He watches too much television and edits the e-zine, “the Mustache Factor”. When he is not doing these things, he is writing short stories that make people feel a little confused and maybe even a little sick. Read some of his stuff online at The New Flesh, Bizarro Central, and Three-Minute Plastic. If you see him on the street, he asks that you do not approach him.


Edward is a 2011 nominee for the Pushcart Prize in Literature, also nominated for the 2009 Rhysling Award and the 2005 British Science Fiction Association Award. His work has appeared in Interzone, Ellen Datlow's Best Horror of the Year 2, The Lovecraft Ezine, and numerous other fine purveyors of the fantastic and awful.


E. M. lives in Ohio with her boyfriend and a vast collection of DVDs. Her work has appeared in Dark Eye Glances, Flashes in the Dark, and Kids'Magination. Find out more at:


Eric Suhem lives in California and enjoys the qualities of his vegetable juicer. He is in the orange hallway (


The third person described G. Arthur Brown as a nondescript man who pens bizarro fiction. Brown also heads The Strange Edge (, a journal and press dedicated to the authentically weird and absurreal.


Goathead hails from Kentucky, though he sits in Cincinnati, keeping an eye on things. He has been published at and is the soul-author of


GJ Hart Currently lives in Brixton, London and is Published or cued in The Legendary, Fiction on the Web, Shirley lit mag, The HFC journal, Under the Fable, The Unbroken Journal, Yellow Mama, The Pygmy Giant, Flash Fiction Magazine, Spelk Fiction, The Drabble, The Squawk Back and 521 Magazine. HIs website is:


Jasper Oliver pokes around dog mouths, he’s pretty fat and smells like old sweat. Sometimes he writes stories. Sometimes he serves French food.


Jamie Grefe currently lives and writes from a high rise in Beijing, China. His work appears or is forthcoming in Untoward Magazine, First Stop Fiction, Bartleby Snopes, and elsewhere. Read his stories:


Jake is a freelance writer living in West Virginia. He’s not particularly adept at writing interesting biographies.


Jeffrey S. Callico sometimes feels like a dead samurai. His work has been published in various online magazines and journals, including FRiGG, Johnny America, Origami Condom, Calliope Nerve, The Legendary, Opium Poetry 2.0, SpokenWar, Pulp Metal Magazine, Weirdyear, Full of Crow, A-Minor Magazine, Gloom Cupboard, The Prose-Poem Project, Postcard Shorts and Blink Ink. His chapbooks include Early Trouble, Ceilings, Semantics, Rough Travel, People = Bus, and most recently The Well-Dressed Drunk, now available on Lulu.


Jeremy Maddux is a megalomaniac who is not to be trusted. He has worked backstage for a professional wrestling organization, suffers from a Martyr Complex and periodically dates an ex con. He once listened to an Alice in Chains song on repeat for twelve hours in a trance while he wrote. He really misses the 90's.


John Gerard Fagan is a writer from Scotland. He currently teaches writing at Meikai University in Japan. @JohnGerardFagan.


John was born in northeast Missouri. He’s had short fiction published in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Betty Fedora, Liquid Imagination, Stupefying Stories Showcase, some previous issues of three minute plastic, and elsewhere, as well as in a number of anthologies, including Chilling Horror Short Stories (Flame Tree Publishing, 2015).


Jon is a recovering hoarder and amateur explosives enthusiast. He is currently building a full-scale Death Star out of Lego. He can be found at


Jordan Moffatt lives in Ottawa. He performs improv with the Bad Dog Comedy Theatre in Toronto and with Crush Improv in Ottawa. He was a finalist in the 2015 Broken Pencil Magazine Indie Writers Deathmatch. His short fiction has also appeared in many places around the web, including The Big Jewel, Feathertale, and Johnny America. He is the founding editor of the online humour magazine Vandercave and has recently released an eBook about dinosaurs (On Dinosaur). You can follow him on twitter @jordanmoffatt.


Joseph has been writing horror and science fiction on and off for a number of years. His credits include Microhorror; Flashes In The Dark; Splatterpunk Is Not Dead!; Bizarre Books; WARK!. Mr. Patchen lives in Milford, Connecticut with his wife, who also acts as his editor, and their five rescued pups.


J.S.Watts is a British writer. Her poetry, short stories and book reviews appear in a wide variety of publications in Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the States including Acumen, Envoi, Mslexia and Orbis and have been broadcast on BBC and Independent Radio. J.S. has been Poetry Reviews Editor for Open Wide Magazine and Poetry Editor for Ethereal Tales. Her poetry collections, Cats and Other Myths and Years Ago You Coloured Me are published by Lapwing Publications, as is her multi-award nominated SF poetry pamphlet, Songs of Steelyard Sue. Her two novels, A Darker Moon - dark literary fantasy and Witchlight - a paranormal tale, are published in the US and UK by Vagabondage Press. For further details see:


Ken Goldman, an affiliate member of the Horror Writers Association, has homes on the Main Line in Pennsylvania and at the Jersey shore depending upon his mood and the track of the sun. His stories appear in over 590 independent press publications in the U.S., Canada, the UK, and Australia with over twenty due for publication in 2011-2012. Since 1993 his tales have received seven honorable mentions in The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror. He has written two books, "You Had Me At ARRGH!! : Five Uneasy Pieces by Ken Goldman" (Sam's Dot Publishers), and “Desiree,” available in eBook downloadable format on the Damnation Books web site and on in Kindle and print format.


Kyle is the author of three chapbooks of poems: Avenue C (Scars Publications), Fuzzy Logic (Punkin Press), and Amsterdam & Other Broken Love Songs (Flutter Press). He has been pubbed at Gold Wake Press, Thunderclap Press, Blue Fifth Review, Step Away, and The Other Room. He blogs at


Linda Crate is a Pennsylvanian native born in Pittsburgh yet raised in the rural town of Conneautville. Her poems have been previously published in Magic Cat Press, Black-Listed Magazine, Bigger Stones, Vintage Poetry, The Stellar Showcase Journal, Ides of March, The Blinking Cursor, The Diversified Arts Project, The Railroad Poetry Project, Skive, The Scarlet Sound, Speech Therapy, Itasca Illinois & Willowtree Dreams, Dead Snakes, The Camel Saloon, Write From Wrong, Moon Washed Kisses, The Wilderness Interface Zone,
Samizdat Literary Magazine, and Danse Macabre. Her short stories have been published in Carnage Conservatory, Daily Love, Circus of the Damned, and Linguistic Erosion.


Laura Beasley, the Grandmother who Tells Stories, lives in California. She has more than twenty published short stories.


Marleen S. Barr is known for her pioneering work in feminist science fiction and teaches English at the City University of New York. She has won the Science Fiction Research Association Pilgrim Award for lifetime achievement in science fiction criticism. Barr is the author of Alien to Femininity: Speculative Fiction and Feminist Theory, Lost in Space: Probing Feminist Science Fiction and Beyond, Feminist Fabulation: Space/Postmodern Fiction, and Genre Fission: A New Discourse Practice for Cultural Studies. Barr has edited many anthologies and co-edited the science fiction issue of PMLA. She is the author of the novels Oy Pioneer! and Oy Feminist Planets: A Fake Memoir.


Like nomadic Pericú natives before him, Matthew Dexter survives on a hunter-gatherer subsistence diet of shrimp tacos, smoked marlin, cold beer, and warm sunshine. He lives in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.


Matthew Lyons is probably taller than you, not that it's a competition or anything. His work has most recently been published in Out of the Gutter, The Molotov Cocktail, Animal, Abstract Jam and more. Complaints can be filed on twitter at @reverendlyons


Matthew Masucci lives in Florida, which provides more fodder for stories than he could ever write. His other work has appeared around the web and in Permuted Press's The Undead 3: Flesh Feast.


Work by Mitchell Grabois appears in magazines worldwide. Nominated for numerous prizes, he was awarded the 2017 Booranga Centre (Australia) Fiction Prize. His novel, Two-Headed Dog, based on his work as a psychologist in a state hospital, is available for Kindle and as a print edition. His poetry collection, THE ARREST OF MR. KISSY FACE, will be published by Pski’s Porch Publications in early 2019. Visit his website,, to read more of his poetry and flash fiction.


Nathan Wunner’s work has been featured in magazines and anthologies from Insomnia Press, Surreal Grotesque, Sub-Verse, 01 Publishing, The Colored Lens, XNOYBIS, Ink & Coda, and Infernal Ink. If you’d like updates on future stories by Nathan, you can look up any of his long neglected social media accounts. But we’d recommend contacting him directly at


A former journalist, Nigel Anthony Sellars holds a doctorate in history from the University of Oklahoma. He is also the author of five books, including the recently released fantasy novel Ukishima, from Hydra Publications and a forthcoming science fiction novel The Gonayme Weapon, from Montag Press.  He lives in Newport News, Virginia, where he is associate professor of history at Christopher Newport University.


R. E Hengsterman is a Pushcart-nominated writer, film photographer and flawed human who deconstructs the human experience through images and words. He writes under the beautiful Carolina sky when the mood strikes. You can see more of his work at www. and find him on Twitter at @rehengsterman.


Paul Beckman lives in CT and runs a monthly flash fiction reading program in New York City. His latest collection of flash and micro-fiction is Kiss Kiss (Truth Serum Press). He has stories upcoming in Spelk, The New Flash Fiction Review, Connotation Press, Potato Soup Journal, Lost Balloon, Thrice Fiction, and Blink-Ink among others.


Paul D. Mooney a 32-years-young, New York City born graduate of Boston University, survivor of the advertising industry, and veteran of the Marine Corps. He currently work as a freelance writer and recently received his MFA in writing from Sarah Lawrence. Pauls never turns down a burrito and once peed next to Tom Hanks in a Broadway


Robert E. Petras is a graduate of West Liberty University and a resident of Toronto, Ohio. His short stories and flash fiction have appeared in more than 70 publications, most recently in Speech Bubble, Metazen, Midwest Literary Magazine and State of Imagination.


RUSS is a theatre critic and aspiring author living in Milwaukee, WI.


Russell is a statistician and social scientist from the U.K, passionate about astrophysics and speculative fiction. Stories in Gone Lawn, Not One of Us, Strangelet, and elsewhere.


Samuel lives in Woodbury, MN. He loves to run, STEP, photograph cameras, hang with friends, boo bad movies, and of course, write. Check out his website:

Tamara K. Walker currently resides in Colorado and writes short fiction and poetry, often of an experimental, surreal, irreal, magical realist or otherwise unusual flavor. Her writing has been published or is forthcoming in The Café Irreal, A cappella Zoo, The Conium Review, Melusine, Peculiar Mormyrid, ink&coda, Apocrypha and Abstractions, several print anthologies published by Kind of a Hurricane Press, and various poetry zines and journals, among others.


Thomas writes for his college's student newspaper, has a mildly successful blog on Tumblr, and makes logical sense approximately once every seven lunar cycles.  He lives in The Frozen North, where he harvests walrus tusks and fights yetis over whale blubber.


Myra's work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in 101 Words, Litro, The Offing, and elsewhere. He lives in a modest Italian city where he shares his love for literature with two cats and a stubborn case of rhinitis.


William writes about who he is, what he knows, and where he’s been.


Wol-vriey is Nigerian and quite tall. He currently resides in a state of uneasy stalemate with his threatening-to-thin-beyond-redemption hair, and believes there actually are things that go bump in the night. Wol-vriey recycles the ridiculous into reasonable reality for the reader. His WEIRRRD philosophy? WEIRRRD = Warp/Write Everything into Realistic Ridiculous Readable Distorted Dream Dimension Descriptions. A free PDF of his WEIRRRD book “Invasion of the Ass Chickens” can be downloaded from his blog: He’s also the agent provocateur behind the band Rocksurface (


Zoltán Komor was born in June 14, 1986. He lives in Nyíregyháza, Hungary. He writes surreal, bizarro short stories that he later translates into English. He’s published in several literary magazines (Horror, Sleaze, Trash, Drabblecast, The Phantom Drift, Gone Lawn, Bizarro Central, Bizarrocast, Thrice Fiction Magazine, The Missing Slate, The Gap-Toothed Madness, Wilderness House Literary Review, Caliban Online, etc.) His first English book titled Flamingos in the Ashtray: 25 Bizarro Short Stories was released by Burning Bulb Publishing in 2014. His second English book titled Tumour-djinn was released by MorbidbookS in the same year. You can visit him at