Stephen Mark Rainey

Stephen Mark Rainey authored the novels Balak, The Lebo Coven, Dark Shadows: Dreams of the Dark(with Elizabeth Massie), The Nightmare Frontier, and Blue Devil Island; five short story collections; over 90 published short stories; and three audio dramas based on the Dark Shadows TV series. For ten years, he edited the award-winning Deathrealm magazine and […]

Theresa Lucas

Theresa Lucas is best know as SQT over at Fantasy & SciFi Lovin’ News & Reviews. Previous jobs at a small town newspaper and in Hollywood on one of the earliest reality-television shows (to her lasting chagrin) laid the foundation to a lifelong love of writing about pop culture. Growing up on fantasy fiction and […]

Charles Gramlich

Charles Gramlich is a member of REHupa, the Robert E. Howard United Press Association, and is an Assistant Editor of The Dark Man, the Journal of Robert E. Howard Studies. He teaches psychology at Xavier University of Louisiana and is married to artist and photographer, Lana Gramlich.

Dr. Gramlich is the author of several novels […]

Stewart Sternberg

Stewart Sternberg is the new blog editor on ESP’s revamped website. An author and educator from Michigan, his work has been published in various anthologies, including ESP’s “High Seas Cthulhu.” Coming this November, but available for pre-release on Amazon now, you can find his survival horror novel “The Ravening”. Follow Stewart on his blog “” […]

William Jones

William Jones has received Bram Stoker Award nominations, International Horror Guild Award and Origins Award nominations for his works. He is the editor of several anthologies, including The Anthology of Dark Wisdom: The Best of Dark Fiction, Frontier Cthulhu: Ancient Horrors in the New World, High Seas Cthulhu, and the Horrors Beyond Series. His book, […]

Chris Welch

Chris Welch is originally from Akron, Ohio and currently lives in southern Wisconsin, where he works as a freelance reporter for a local newspaper and news radio station. He also teaches English part time at Madison College. His poetry, fiction, and non-fiction have appeared in various small press and professional publications. His most recent fiction […]

Christine Purcell

Christine Purcell is a freelance writer. She’s been published in House of Horror, ESC! Magazine, The Loch Raven Review, Third Reader, and The Copperfield Review. Visit her blog at

Lee Clark Zumpe

Lee Clark Zumpe, a proofreader and entertainment columnist for Tampa Bay Newspapers, earned a bachelor’s degree in English at the University of South Florida. He lives a few miles from the Gulf of Mexico with his wife and daughter.

Lee’s inclination toward horror manifested itself early in his childhood when he began flipping through the […]

Charles P. Zaglanis

Charles P. Zaglanis began his career in genre fiction by contributing to RPG books for Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu before moving on to short fiction in various anthologies. Along the way he became a slush reader for Dark Wisdom magazine, eventually earning his way to the Assistant Editor position. Through Machiavellian machinations and pure dumb […]