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Veterans in Horror Spotlight 2023: Jeremy Eads


Jeremy Eads Biography

My name is Jeremy Eads. I was a counterintelligence agent for the United States Army from 2002 through 2007. I mainly specialized in push ups, cutting grass, and turning the rocks over so they didn’t get sunburned. I’m an invited contributor to The New Guard IX and made it to the final rounds of The New Guard’s 2020 Fiction competition. I was long listed in Madville Publishing’s 2021 Blue Moon Novel Competition. The Lodge is my debut novel and I’m extremely proud of it. Thus far it has over 80 ratings/reviews on Amazon with a 4.6

Veterans in Horror Spotlight 2023: Zachariah Jones

Zachariah Jones Biography

I have been serving in the US Army (National Guard) since 2006. I enlisted at age 17 to be a 12B (Combat Engineer). After several years and earning my college degree from St. John’s University, I commissioned as an Engineer Officer. In 2018, I transitioned to full-time in the Army National Guard where I currently serve as a Battalion Executive Officer. I currently reside in Stillwater, a small river town in eastern Minnesota, with my husband (Josh) and dog (Delta). In my free time I lift weights, run, cook, yardwork/garden, and of course write.

Instagram: @the_zachariah_jones / …

HWA Launches Official Card Game

HWA Launches Official Card Game

The HWA is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership!
An officially-licensed party game called “Sudden Acts of Horror”  – coming in 2024 – aims to celebrate the Horror Writers Association, the oldest and most respected professional nonprofit organization in the horror genre. The game asks teams of players to act out made-up horror novel titles to score the highest points and ultimately win a mini–Bram Stoker Award® for their efforts.
The game’s publisher, Stop The Killer Games, has become a recent leader in horror-themed games for beloved slasher films such as HALLOWEEN II, MY BLOODY VALENTINE and SILENT NIGHT



SHANE HAWK (enrolled Cheyenne-Arapaho, Hidatsa and Potawatomi descent) is a history teacher by day and a horror writer by night. Hawk is the author of Anoka: A Collection of Indigenous Horror and he has other short fiction featured in numerous anthologies. He lives in San Diego with his beautiful wife, Tori. Learn more by visiting shanehawk.com

What inspired you to start writing?

The moment after turning the last page of Stephen Graham Jones’s Mapping the Interior in July 2019 pushed me to attempt writing. I had only started reading books about three years prior, barely dabbling in Horror along

Veterans in Horror Spotlight 2023: Del Howison

Del Howison Biography

Del Howison is an author, journalist, actor (see IMDB), and the Bram Stoker Award-winning editor of the anthology Dark Delicacies: Original Tales of Terror and the Macabre by the World’s Greatest Horror Writers. He has written articles for Fear.net, Cemetery Dance.com, and Writers Digest among others. His western short story The Lost Herd was turned into the premiere (and highest rated) episode, The Sacrifice, for the television series Fear Itself. His dark western novel The Survival of Margaret Thomas was nominated for the Peacemaker Award given out by the Western Fictioneers. He has been

Indigenous Heritage in Horror Month: Interview with Stephen Graham Jones

Stephen Graham Jones is the NYT bestselling author of some thirty novels and collections, and there’s some novellas and comic books in there as well. Most recent are Don’t Fear the Reaper and the ongoing Earthdivers. Up before too long are The Angel of Indian Lake and I Was a Teenage Slasher. Stephen lives and teaches in Boulder, Colorado.

What inspired you to start writing?

I’ve been a storyteller ever since the first time I spilled kool-aid on the couch and had to explain to mom how my little brother had maliciously done this, and was probably setting …

Veterans in Horror Spotlight 2023: Chance Fortune

Chance Fortune Biography

I’m an active service member and noncommissioned officer in the Army National Guard with twelve years of service and one tour overseas to the Middle East and Southeast Asia. I have a degree in writing and media communication from the University of Wisconsin, followed by five years as a broadcast journalist. I also serve as a co-chair for the Veterans in Horror chapter of The Horror Writers Association and contribute bi-monthly to their newsletter. Currently, I work as a digital marketing and communications coordinator for one of Oregon’s largest nonprofits. I’ve self-published one debut novel and am …

Veterans in Horror Spotlight 2023: Brad P. Christy

Brad P. Christy Biography

Brad P. Christy was born and raised in small town Iowa where he developed a love for horror, starting with the Universal monsters and then the slashers of the 1980s.

He is an Army retiree and the author of A Halloween Tradition, and more. He is a member of the Writer’s League of Texas, a HWA mentor, and holds a Master’s degree in Creative Writing. A DAEP high school English teacher, he devotes his time to working with teens who need a second chance. Brad lives in Central Texas with his wife… and too many …



What inspired you to start writing?


I wrote here and there my whole life, gave it a half-hearted shot in my 20s, but I don’t think I had all that much to say then, mostly opinions and essays, and I had a GED, so not much training in writing or anything at all, really. When I went to college in my 30s, I wrote a bit more, but life was too busy then for me to really give it the attention it needed, deserved. I published an edited volume of Stephen Graham Jones’s work when I was 50 —

Veterans in Horror Spotlight 2023: Jack Finn

Jack Finn Biography

Jack Finn is a folk horror author and 20-year Navy veteran living in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest. He is a lifelong believer that the Tooth Fairy proves you can trade body parts for cold, hard cash. Jack’s debut horror novel, The Seven Deaths of Prince Vlad, was released in February 2023, and he is the author of two anthologies, Hell Shall Make You Fear Again and Legend of the Deer Woman. His short story, They Come When You Sleep, was recently included in Terrorcore Publishing’s Doors of Darkness anthology. Jack is on

Indigenous Heritage in Horror Month: Interview with Andrea L. Rogers

Andrea L. Rogers is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. She grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but currently attends The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville where she is a doctoral student in English. Andrea graduated with an MFA from the Institute for American Indian Arts. Andrea has three wonderful children. She taught Art and HS English in public schools for 14 years. Her work includes essays, picture books, middle grade stories and one comic. So far. “Hellhound in No Man’s Land,” is in A Howl: An Indigenous Anthology of Wolves, Werewolves, and Rougarou. Her piece was illustrated by Jordanna …

HWA Calls For 2024 Lifetime Achievement Award Nominations

HWA Calls For 2024 Lifetime Achievement Award Nominations

The Horror Writers Association calls for suggestions and nominations from the membership for the 2024 Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented annually to an individual whose work has substantially influenced the horror genre. While this award is often presented to a writer, it may also be given for influential accomplishments in other creative fields. The award is presented each year during HWA’s gala presentation of the Bram Stoker Awards at StokerCon.

To be eligible for this award, a candidate must either be at least sixty years of age by …

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