P D Dawson has had his work published in Under the Bed, Beyond Imagination, Schlock! Webzine and Earlyworks Press. His stories have also appeared in two printed books, both of which were published by Almond Press. One is Broken Worlds, a collection of dystopian stories and the other, Apocalypse Chronicles, a collection of stories about the end of the world. He was delighted to have won the annual Almond Press short contest in 2015, and is currently working hard on a dystopian novel about a walled city shut off from the rest of the world. Nothing can keep him from writing. At any one time he finds himself juggling many stories in his head, and is excited by the challenge of getting them published for all to read. You can find out more at his website – www.pddawson.com Also, follow Paul on Twitter at @PDDawson_ Ash, fear, moments of reconciliation; darkness, hope, moments of regret. What will the Apocalypse bring for you? Apocalypse Chronicles brings together stories, memories, and endings. Woven together by their collective experience, each tale offers a unique and harrowing understanding of what the Apocalypse will mean for their world. Families, worlds, futures and pasts are explored in this unique anthology that brings together fiction from authors from across the globe. Bear witness to the end of the world as you know it; but will you know how it will end? We invite you to read and hope you enjoy this collection. AmazoniBooks
Thomas Brown is a postgraduate student at the University of Southampton, where he is studying for an MA in Creative Writing. He has been Co-Editor of Dark River Press and has written for a number of magazines, websites and independent publishers. In 2010 Thomas won the University of Southampton’s Flash Fiction Competition for his story, ‘Crowman’. He is also a proud member of the dark fiction writing group: Pen of the Damned. Literary influences include Friedrich Nietzsche, S. T. Joshi and Russian novelist Andrei Makine.
Mark Schultz is a speculative fiction writer and editor across multiple formats including short stories, novels and comics. The Broken Worlds anthology is the first commercial publication to include his fiction writing in print. Details pertaining to his private life and location aren’t to be disclosed for reasons specific to circumstance but he’s open to all queries and discussions related to writing and fiction at his email address firstname.lastname@example.org or via ask at his weekly writing progress and commentary blog totallyfromscratch.tumblr.com.
Terry Holland grew up in darkest Essex during the 1970s, narrowly surviving close encounters with runaway JCBs, rampaging skinheads, irate farmers and inebriated Essex Girls. He still goes into convulsions at the sight or sound of a Ford Capri Ghia. Following a period of ineffectual student activism in Southeast London in the darkest 1980s, he moved to Berlin in search of thrills. He found them. Appetites sated, he was drawn to the peace and tranquility of the Netherlands, where he found love. There he still lives among the clogs, tulips and wooden shoes with his black cat, Makkem.
Shira Hereld is a rising senior at The George Washington University, studying Political Science and Theater. Her poetry has been published in The Baltimore Review, Assisi: An Online Journal of Arts and Letters, Fresh! Literary Magazine, in the upcoming issues of Vine Leaves Literary Journal and Wilde Magazine, and won the Laura Thomas Junior Authors Poetry Competition. She also enjoys writing novels, short fiction, and plays. “The Baltimore Review” “Assisi: An Online Journal of Arts and Letters“ “Laura Thomas Junior Authors Poetry Competition” “Plays”
Steph Minns has been a keen reader, writer and artist since childhood. Originally from the suburbs of London but now living in Bristol, UK, she works part time as an administrator and spends her spare time writing. Her previous incarnations have included gardener, magazine editor and web designer. Her dark tales range from stories set in dystopian realities to ghost and horror. Her professional publishing history to date runs to several short stories and a novella, in both e-book and print, accepted by notable independent publishers Dark Alley Press, Grinning Skull Press and Almond Press. Her competition wins have included winner of the Dark Tales March 2014 international competition, and an honourable mention in the Darker Times November 2013 competition. She has a website – stephminns.weebly.com – where you can read her stories, interviews and reviews. Please also visit her Facebook fiction page – https://www.facebook.com/stephminnsfiction Steph is a member of Stokes Croft Writers, a small Bristol-based fiction writing group who meet regularly to critique each others work – http://stokescroftwriters.com/
Virginia Ballesty lives in New York with her fiancee and two cats. Most of her writing occurs early in the mornings (when she should be feeding the cats) or late at night (when she should be playing with the cats). When she’s not writing or fulfilling her devoted cat owner duties she likes to play Ultimate Frisbee, travel and spend a lot of time reading. You can find out more about Virginia’s current and upcoming projects at her blog, draftsend.wordpress.com
I’m an editor, writer, community consultant and novelist. My first novel, Try Not To Breathe is due to be published by Corvus/Atlantic in late 2015 followed by Germany (Heyne/Random House) and the USA (Ballantine/Penguin Random House) in early 2016. As a freelance writer, I have been published in broadsheets, consumer magazines and leading consumer websites. From 2010 to 2012, I wrote Mumblings an irreverent column on motherhood for award-winning Vine magazine. My website is www.hollyseddon.com and you can find me on Twitter as @hollyseddon
Francis Beckett is an author, journalist, playwright and contemporary historian. His 17 non-fiction books include biographies of four Prime Ministers as well as What Did the Baby Boomers Do For Us? (Biteback, 2010.) His short stories have appeared in collections published by Oxford University Press. Two of his plays are published by Samuel French – Money Makes You Happy and The Right Honourable Lady – and another won the Independent Radio Drama Productions award. His website is www.francisbeckett.co.uk and on Twitter he’s @francisbeckett.
David Turnbull is the author of a children’s fantasy novel featuring dragon hunters and airships – The Tale of Euan Redcap. His short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, both online and in print. His most recent anthology inclusions are Black Apples Belladonna Press, Breaking the Rules Boo Books and A Chimerical World Seventh Star Press. His story ‘Aspects of Aries’ which appeared in Astrologica Alchemy Press was recently selected to appear in the forthcoming Best British Fantasy anthology due for release later this year by Salt Publications. He is a member of the Clockhouse London group of genre writers. http://www.tumsh.co.uk/