Wrapped In Red: The Authors
Michael G. Williams
Michael G. Williams is a native of the Appalachian Mountains and grew up near Asheville, North Carolina. He describes his writing as wry horror or suburban fantasy: stories told from the perspectives of vampires, unconventional investigators, magicians and hackers who live in the places so many of us also call home. Michael is also an avid athlete, a gamer and a brother in St. Anthony Hall and Mu Beta Psi.
MICHAEL WILLIAMS INTERVIEW
Sarah I. Sellers
When she’s not saving the lives of moles and other small creatures, or playing with her incredibly cute suger-glider, Sarah Sellers is writing and drawing. From competing in her father’s impromptu drawing contests as a small child, to writing her first short stories at the young age of 10, Sarah has always been intrigued and inspired by the arts.
Her literary influences range from the works of S. E. Hinton and Daniel Keyes, to the more contemporary fantasy of Maggie Stiefvater and Brenna Yovanoff.
Her first published work will be the short story Blood Ties featured in the Wrapped In Red vampire anthology published by Sekhmet Press LLC.
Domyelle Rhyse, or domy (as she prefers to be called), started writing at the age of 10 and fell in love with fantasy when a fifth grade teacher read The Hobbit to the class. She started annoying friends with weird stories in high school but didn’t take her writing seriously until after earning a college degree in English and having a family that took pride in interrupting her every minute. Her short stories and articles have appeared in several online and print magazines and anthologies, including Aoife’s Kiss, Beyond Centauri, Golden Visions, and Distant Passages: The Best from Double-Edged Publishing Vol. 1. As an editor and an admin of Dreaming In Ink Writers Workshop, she’s had the honor of working with a number of authors whose works have been published by both small press and trade publishers. Denyse is the mother of four children and lives in Georgia with her chef husband, her autistic son, and three cats.
DOMYELLE RHYSE INTERVIEW
Mark Parker was born in the Midwest, but has lived all over the country, partly while serving in the United States Navy. For much of his life, he has called coastal New England home—a place rich in literary history—with authors such as Melville, Lovecraft, Poe, Hawthorne, and King, to influence his own mixed brand of horror, suspense, and mystery fiction.
He currently has three published works to his credit—Way of the Witch (Book I of the Witch Saga); Biology of Blood (Part I of the Southridge Vampires Series); and Lucky You, a standalone psychosexual thriller short—all available at Amazon.com. He is working on multiple projects: THE SCRIMSHAW MURDERS, the first book in an historical whaling mystery series; HEADLINES, DEADLINES, the first in a series of cozy mysteries set in the fictional coastal town of Placid Point, Massachusetts, and his first full-length suspense novel, PERFECT DARKNESS, set against the scandal-plagued backdrop of the Roman Catholic Church, of which he has intimate knowledge having spent six years studying for the Roman Catholic priesthood. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, and is working towards his Master’s Degree in Theology. He currently resides in Boston, MA, where he works in mental health and hospital education. Some of his hobbies include: travel, culinary arts, and all genres of fiction, when his writing schedule permits.
MARK PARKER INTERVIEW
Chantal Noordeloos (born in the Hague, and not found in a cabbage as some people may suggest) lives in the Netherlands, where she spends her time with her wacky, supportive husband, and outrageously cunning daughter, who is growing up to be a supervillain. When she is not busy exploring interesting new realities, or arguing with characters (aka writing), she likes to dabble in drawing.
In 1999 she graduated from the Norwich School of Art and Design, where she focused mostly on creative writing.
There are many genres that Chantal likes to explore in her writing. Currently Sci-fi Steampunk is one of her favourites, but her ‘go to’ genre will always be horror. “It helps being scared of everything; that gives me plenty of inspiration,” she says.
Chantal likes to write for all ages, and storytelling is the element of writing that she enjoys most. “Writing should be an escape from everyday life, and I like to provide people with new places to escape to, and new people to meet.”
CHANTAL NOORDELOOS INTERVIEW
Billie Sue Mosiman
Author of more than 50 books, Billie Sue Mosiman is a thriller, suspense, and horror novelist, a short fiction writer, and a lover of words. In a diary when she was thirteen years old she wrote, “I want to grow up to be a writer.” It seems that was always her course.
Her books have been published since 1984 and two of them received an Edgar Award Nomination for best novel and a Bram Stoker Award Nomination for most superior novel. Billie Sue has been a regular contributor to a myriad of anthologies and magazines, with more than 150 short stories published.
BILLIE SUE MOSIMAN INTERVIEW
Brian D. Mazur
In the summer of 2009, Brian’s short story “Raven and the Darkness” appeared in Horror Bound’s anthology Return of the Raven. 2011 saw “What She Dreams” in another Horror Bound publication, Fear of the Dark. In 2012 his short story, “Home Coming”, was published in Wicked East Press’, Behind Locked Doors and from Jaletta Celgg & Frances Pauli, the weedy anthology Wandering Weeds: Tale of Rabid Vegetation, is his horror/dark fantasy influenced, “Oh, Dark Tumbleweed”. The last twenty years have seen numerous publications in smaller press magazines as well.
Brian also leads a local writing group of no specific genre, from which evolved his first public reading, June 2013.
Michael David Matula
Michael Matula is a novelist and story writer from Chicago, IL. He was born on a Friday the 13th, which could explain some of the darker themes in his writing. He once dreamed of becoming a comic artist, sketching pictures and caption bubbles in class when he really should have been studying. Unable to draw fast enough to keep up with all the words and images tumbling in his head, he started writing stories based on his characters instead. He ended up falling in love with writing and never really looked back.
His first novel, Try Not To Burn, is a paranormal thriller about three strangers who try to escape from the afterlife. It was released in late 2012 by Post Mortem Press, an indie publisher out of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Michael is currently working on the sequel to Try Not To Burn, and has a few other projects in the works.
MICHAEL MATULA INTERVIEW
Lurking in a Pennsylvania town near historic Gettysburg, Suzi M is weaving webs of horror: including gothic, noir, ghosts, demons, angels, occult, and the occasional historic and/or post-apocalyptic thriller. Her storytelling has been compared to that of Tanith Lee and HP Lovecraft. Suzi’s writing explores the thrill and the secrecy; the untold mysteries waiting in the shadows. In addition to a few other humans, including the tiny Hypnospawn, Suzi shares her home with a 30lb black house panther named Mr. Pants. When she’s not busy with her own work or getting pictures and autographs with people who recognize her on the street, Suzi helps support the efforts of independent artists, writers, musicians, and film-makers. She is also a self-described “fiberfreak,” finding time to spin, knit, crochet or weave when the muse allows. She will most likely achieve fame and fortune with her hand-crafted socks.
The Immortal War Series – comprised of NEMESIS, LAMIA, and THE TOWER – can be found in both print and Kindle formats.
In 2010, ten of Suzi’s short stories were published in the international Cover Stories Euphictional Anthology.
Currently, Suzi is working on a several new projects and recently released Apocrypha of the Apocalypse, as well as The Murdered Metatron under the pseudonym James Glass and The Lazarus Stone (Conspiracy Edit) under the pseudonym Xircon.
Patrick C. Greene
Some dark serendipity plopped a young Patrick Greene in front of a series of ever stranger films-and experiences-in his formative years, leading to a unique viewpoint. His odd interests have led to pursuits in film acting, paranormal investigation, martial arts, quantum physics, bizarre folklore and eastern philosophy. These elements flavor his screenplays and fiction works, often leading to strange and unexpected detours designed to keep viewers and readers on their toes.
Literary influences range from Poe to Clive Barker to John Keel to a certain best selling Bangorian. Suspense, irony, and outrageously surreal circumstances test the characters who populate his work, taking them and the reader on a grandly bizarre journey into the furthest realms of darkness. The uneasy notion that reality itself is not only relative but indeed elastic- is the hallmark of Greene’s writing.
Living in the rural periphery of Asheville North Carolina with his wife, youngest son and an ever-growing army of cats, Greene still trains in martial arts when he’s not giving birth to demons via his pen and keyboard.
PATRICK C GREENE INTERVIEW
Born April 16, 1988, Justine Dimabayao came into the world with a flair for the arts. An introverted bibliophile who grew up in an Air Base in the Philippines and was educated in a Catholic school, Justine was exposed to a wide array of reading materials. It was not until she saw Bram Stoker’s Dracula when she was 7 years old and read the movie’s source material when she was 13 that she became fond of vampires and the mythology surrounding them. Inspired by Stephen King and J.K. Rowling, Justine aspires to be a novelist.
JUSTINE DIMABAYAO INTERVIEW
Maynard Blackoak is a freelance writer living in the backwoods of Pawnee County, Oklahoma. He began writing as a student in high school. His first piece was published in 1976 as part of an anthology of stories and poetry written by high school students in Oklahoma. He has written many short stories, reviews, articles and conducted interviews for various magazines. His latest work, Under the Black Oak Tree, a short story included in The Endlands Vol 2 anthology through Hobbes End Publishing, is currently available in print and ebook form.
MAYNARD BLACKOAK INTERVIEW
Bryan W. Alaspa
Bryan W. Alaspa is a Chicago native and published author of over 20 works of fiction and non-fiction. He has written books in the genres of horror, thrillers, suspense, true crime, history, mysteries, young adult, paranormal and even romance.
When he’s not writing, Bryan enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife, Melanie, and their two fur babies, Gracie and Pippa.