Summer heat or no, we’re still going to send chills up your spine with our all-new lineup of authors! Our sixth show brings more award-winning fiction, and one of the hosts joins the lineup.
Scott Tarbet writes prolifically in several genres, sings opera, was married in full Elizabethan regalia, loves Steampunk waltzes, and slow-smokes thousands of pounds of Texas-style barbeque. An avid skier, hiker, golfer, and tandem kayaker, he makes his home in the mountains of Utah.
Tarbet’s first published short story, “Tombstone,” a ghostly tale set in the deep woods of East Texas, appeared in Shades and Shadows: a Paranormal Anthology, published by Xchyler Publishing (“The X”) in October of 2013.
His premiere full-length novel, A Midsummer Night’s Steampunk, an expansion of the Shakespeare classic, made its debut in December of that year to excellent reviews. A companion short story, Ganesh, was published in June 2014 in the critically acclaimed best seller, Terra Mechanica: A Steampunk Anthology,
Tarbet’s next endeavors, Dragon Moon, a speculative fiction thriller, and Rise of the Stripling Warriors, a work of Young Adult alternative history, will be published by The X in 2015. His short story Nautilus Redux is also pending publication.
Mere Smith is a recovering Southerner, as well as a longtime TV writer (“Angel”, “Rome”), author, blogger, and provocateur – best known for her unmistakable voice: profane, darkly humorous, and unexpectedly touching. You can find her books on Amazon, her blog at evilgalproductions.com, and you can follow her on Twitter at @EvilGalProds.
Catherine Cruzan grew up in Bloomington, MN, but Southern California has been her home since 1984. After graduating from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, she has worked as a structures engineer for a number of aerospace companies in the Los Angeles area.
Catherine’s interest in books began as a child with a voracious appetite for reading. She had a number of poems and short stories published in the school newspaper. As an adult, she writes character driven Fantasy, Horror and Science Fiction. Her writing education includes Long Beach City College and the UCLA Writers Program. She is an active member of the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society and Orange County Writers.
Some of her other interests include International Travel, Steampunk, Victorian London, her Yamaha FZ6R motorcycle, Archery and Tribal Style bellydance.
For info on her new novel, ELFKIND, published in April of 2014, visit her website at www.CatherineCruzan.com. For information on her many ongoing projects, visit her blog at http://CatherineCruzan.wordpress.com.
Jeff Eyres is a writer of comedy, horror and all things dastardly and inappropriate. He has worked as a pundit / commentator on CNN Headline News and his written work has appeared on Saturday Night Live, HBO’s New Performer Series and on stages across the country including The Joseph Papp Public Theatre, the Samuel Beckett Theatre and Surf Reality’s House of Urban Savages where he was playwright in residence. He is a graduate of Second City and the UC Riverside Palm Desert Graduate Center. He lives in Los Angeles where he works as a comedy/horror screenwriter and is finishing his book “The Stoned Room: How Drugs, the Occult and Satanic Music Made Me a Better Person.”
Eric J. Guignard writes dark and speculative fiction from the outskirts of Los Angeles. His stories and articles may be found in the disreputable publications reserved for back alley bazaars. As an editor, Eric’s published the anthologies, Dark Tales of Lost Civilizations and After Death…, the latter of which won the 2013 Bram Stoker Award®. Read his novella, Baggage of Eternal Night (a finalist for the 2014 International Thriller Writers Award), and watch for many more forthcoming books, including Chestnut ’Bo (TBP 2015). Visit Eric at: www.ericjguignard.com, his blog: ericjguignard.blogspot.com, or Twitter: @ericjguignard.
Xach Fromson is one of the creators and hosts for Shades & Shadows. He is a native Angeleno, with a lifelong passion for horror, science fiction, and dark fantasy. He has appeared onstage at Dirty Laundry Lit, and manages the Notable Los Angeles blog for The Rumpus. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from UC Riverside Palm Desert.
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