Michael Cieslak

Michael Cieslak is a lifetime reader and writer of horror, mystery, and speculative fiction. A native of Detroit, he still lives within 500 yards of the city with his wife and their two dogs Tesla and Titus. The house is covered in Halloween decorations in October and dragons the rest of the year. He is an officer in the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers and editor of the Erie Tales anthologies. His works have appeared in a number of collections including DOA: Extreme Horror, Dead Science, Vicious Verses and Reanimated Rhymes, the GLAHW anthologies,  Alter Egos Vol 1, Pan’s Guide for New Pioneers (a supplement for the Pugmire RPG), and the collaborative steampunk novel Army of Brass. Urbane Decay, a collection of Michael’s short fiction, was released in 2018 by Source Point Press. He has served as the Literature Track Head for Penguicon.

Michael is the Editor in Chief of Dragon’s Roost Press.

Michael’s mental excreta (including his personal blog They Napalmed My Shrubbery This Morning) can be found on-line at


Anton Cancre

Anton Cancre‘s mother wasn’t really pregnant with him when she went to see The Exorcist, but he tells people that anyways because it sounds cool. His poetry has been published in Space and Time magazine, the Horror Zine and Nothing’s Sacred and had stories in DOA II and Subliminal Reality among other anthologies and magazines. He’s also a luddite who still has a blogspot website ( and runs the Spec Griot Garage podcast (  where he gets to gush over other people’s poems with cool folks.

Peggy Christie

Peggy Christie is an author of horror and dark fiction. Her work has appeared in dozens of websites, magazines, and anthologies, including 13 Little Hells, Necrotic Tissue, and Fearotica: An Anthology of Erotic Horror. You can find her short story collections, Dark Doorways and Hell Hath No Fury, from Dragons Roost Press, and her vampire novel, The Vessel, from Source Point Press. Peggy is an officer, and one of the founding members, of the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers, as well as a contributing writer for the websites of Cinema Head Cheese and Slack Jaw Punks. Check out her webpage at for more information on her other publications, and appearances.
Peggy loves Korean dramas, survival horror video games, and chocolate (not necessarily in that order) and lives in Michigan with her husband and their dog, Dozer.

Ron Ford

Ron Ford grew up in the Seattle area in the 1960s, a proud member of the “monster kid” generation. He and his brother Tom would plan their weeks around the horror movies they circled each week in TV Guide. Those halcyon days left him scarred for life, and there was no turning back. In 1994, after moving to LA, he sold his first screenplay, which became the horror hit, The Fear. He became a filmmaker in 1997 with his directorial debut, Alien Force, starring Burt Ward of Batman fame. He became a gun for hire for film distributors, who could be relied upon to deliver salable movies on budget and on schedule. He produced, wrote and directed more than a dozen genre titles, including Hollywood Mortuary,Tiki, Mark of Dracula and Witchcraft XI: Sisters in Blood. As an actor, he can be seen in the movies Home of the Brave, Killer Tomatoes Eat France, and many others, as well as on the TV shows Z Nation, The Young Riders, Two Busy Debrasand Hey, Dude. In 2003 he moved to Spokane, WA where he continues to live and work. Hollywood Mortuary is his first published novel, and the fulfillment of a life-long goal.


Mary Lynne Gibbs

Mary Lynne Gibbs (Mary, please) knew she wanted to be an author almost her entire life, ever since she had a poem published in the Detroit Children’s Museum newsletter in 5th grade. She’s the author of four novels: The Maiden’s Courage, Jericho Rising, Jericho’s Redemption, and The Dragon’s Curse. When she’s not writing, she’s taking care of her menagerie of animals, drinking hot chai, singing showtunes, and crafting. Mary’s a member of SCBWI & GLAHW.

Jen Haeger

Jen Haeger is a writer and a beekeeper with a sordid past as a veterinarian with a Master’s in forensic science. She’s an enormous geek who enjoys reading, writing, and watching science fiction and fantasy, and playing Board Games and RPGs, but also tries to get out backpacking every once in a while (much easier to do when she lived in New Zealand for a spell). She currently resides in Ann Arbor with her amazing husband and two orange tabbies known collectively as the Goofles.

Sarah Hans

Sarah Hans is an award-winning writer, editor, and teacher whose stories have appeared in more than 30 publications, including The Arcanist and Pseudopod. Her first dark fantasy novel, Entomophobia, is scheduled to be published in Fall of 2020 by Omnium Gatherum. You can read more of Sarah’s short stories in the collection Dead Girls Don’t Love, published by Dragon’s Roost Press. You can also find her on twitter under the handle @steampunkpanda. 

David C Hayes

David C. Hayes is an author, performer and filmmaker. His films, like A Man Called Nereus, Bloody Bloody Bible Camp, Dark Places, The Frankenstein Syndrome, Vampeggedon, Machined, Reborn, Back Woods (and approximately 60 more) can be seen worldwide. He is the author of several novels, collections and graphic novels including The Midnight Creature Feature Picture Show, Cherub, Cannibal Fat Camp, Pegged, American Guignol, Scorn and Muddled Mind: The Complete Works of Ed Wood, Jr.  His graphic novel Rottentail came out in theaters as a feature film and the mini-series The Rot has been collected to critical acclaim. As a playwright, David’s full-length and one-act plays have been produced from coast to coast with a run Off-Broadway for the comedy Swamp Ho and sell-out performances in Phoenix for Dial P for Peanuts. His stand-up comedy and professional wrestling pasts are well hidden, though.  Visit him online at

Ken MacGregor

Ken MacGregor writes stuff.

He has two story collections: An Aberrant Mind, and Sex, Gore & Millipedes, a middle-grade novella: Devil’s Bane, a co-written (with Kerry Lipp), novel: Headcase, and is a member of the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers (GLAHW). He has also written TV commercials, sketch comedy, a music video, and a zombie movie. He is the Managing Editor of Anthologies for LVP Publications, and he curated an anthology: Burnt Fur for Blood Bound Books.

When not writing, Ken drives the bookmobile for the library. He lives with his kids, two cats, and the ashes of his wife.


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Twitter: @kenmacgregor