Contributors


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Eric Beetner, winner of the 2012 Stalker Award for Most Criminally Underrated Author, is the author of The Devil Doesn't Want Me, Dig Two Graves and the story collection A Bouquet of Bullets. He is co-author (with JB Kohl) of One Too Many Blows To The Head and the sequel, Borrowed Trouble, as well as writing two novellas in the acclaimed Fightcard series, Split Decision and A Mouth Full Of Blood. His award-winning short stories have appeared in over a dozen anthologies.


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Chad Eagleton is a two time Watery Grave Invitational finalist. His story “Ghostman on Third” was nominated for the Spinetingler Award. His fiction is available in print and e-book, as well as online at such sites as A Twist of Noir, Bad Things, The Pulp Pusher, Beat To A Pulp, Darkness Before the Dawn, and Shotgun Honey.


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Mick Farren was an English author, poet, critic, musician, activist, and counter-culture icon. He fronted the anarchic pre-punk band The Deviants and his lyrics have been recorded by Metallica, Motörhead, Hawkwind, Brother Wayne Kramer, and the Pink Fairies. His twenty-two novels range from the psychedelic fantasy of The DNA Cowboys Trilogy to the neo-gothic The Renquist Quartet. He published more than a dozen non-fiction works on drugs, conspiracy theory, popular culture, and Elvis Presley. 


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Matthew Funk is an editor of Needle Magazine and a staff writer for Planet Fury and Criminal Complex. Winner of the 2010 Spinetingler Award for Best Short Story on the Web, Funk has work in print and at numerous Web sites, indexed on his Web domain.


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Christopher Grant is the editor and publisher of A Twist Of Noir (a-twist-of-noir.blogspot.com). He is also a writer of crime/noir, bizarro and various other things.


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David James Keaton's fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Horror Factory, Noir At The Bar 2, and Uncle B's Drive-In Fiction, among others. He received a 2012 Spinetingler Award for his contribution to Crime Factory #8, and his coach-killing fantasy in Plots With Guns #10 was named a Notable Story of 2010 by storySouth's Million Writer's Award. His collection FISH BITES COP! Stories To Bash Authorities (Comet Press) is due out in early 2013. He can currently be found at davidjameskeaton.com, flywheelmag.com, or in Kentucky, where he watches dozens of motorcycles hang out at the gas station behind his house. They have colorful lights all over them these days and look straight out of Tron.


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Skott Kilander survived a Midwestern American upbringing, dropped out of college, met a girl, and moved...somewhere else in the Midwest. He resides in Pennsylvania with his lovely wife and daughter, where he obsesses over vintage pulp covers and teaching himself to paint better.  Artwork and self-deprecating commentary can be found at sleepyoni.blogspot.com.


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Nik Korpon is the author of Old Ghosts, By the Nails of the Warpriest and the collection Bar Scars. His stories have blackened the eyes of Needle Magazine, Beat to a Pulp: Hardboiled, Shotgun Honey, Warmed and Bound: A Velvet Anthology, Speedloader and a bunch more, and have been nominated for a couple awards for some unknown reason. He lives in Baltimore with his wife and son. Give him some danger, little stranger, at nikkorpon.com.


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Heath Lowrance is the author of City of Heretics, The Bastard Hand, Dig Ten Graves, and the "Hawthorne" series of weird western stories. He's been a movie theater manager, a tour guide at Sun Studio, and a singer in a punk band. He lives in Lansing, Michigan, with his wife.


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Thomas Pluck writes unflinching fiction with heart. His stories have appeared in Shotgun Honey, PANK magazine, Crime Factory, Spinetingler, Plots with Guns, Beat to a Pulp, McSweeney's, The Utne Reader and elsewhere. He edits the Lost Children charity anthologies to benefit The National Association to Protect Children. He is working on his first novel. He lives in New Jersey with his wife Sarah. You can find him as @tommysalami on Twitter, and on the web at www.thomaspluck.com.


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Brian S. Roe is s a native of Indianapolis, Indiana, and a graduate of the Herron School of Art and Design. He is a partner in RSquared Studios, a production and publishing company for comic books and tabletop games. He writes the comics Zombie Plague, Yva Starling: Troubleshooter and the forthcoming Tiki Tribe versus Cthulhu Cult.