Patricia Abbott is the author of CONCRETE ANGEL (2015) and SHOT IN DETROIT (2016) as well as more than 100 stories and two ebooks. She has been nominated for an Anthony Award for CONCRETE ANGEL. She lives outside of Detroit.

Rusty Barnes lives and writes in Revere, MA. His latest book is the novel Ridgerunner. He is cofounder of Night Train and runs the blogazine Fried Chicken and Coffee.

Math Bird lives with his wife and their incorrigible West Highland Terrier, Snowie, in northeast Wales. His broadcasted stories have aired on BBC Radio4, Radio Wales, and BBC Radio 4 Extra. They have also appeared in various magazines and anthologies. You can find recent stories at All Due Respect (7), Pulp Modern (9), Plan B Anthology (5), PWG, and Shotgun Honey. His noir novella The Whistling Sands is currently available at Amazon and all the usual places. He’s currently working on a new novel set in northeast Wales in the 1970s.

Leza Cantoral is the author of Planet Mermaid and the editor of Walk Hand in Hand Into Extinction: Stories Inspired by True Detective. You can find her flash fiction on and her essays on and
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Paul J. Garth's writing has appeared in Thuglit, Needle: A Magazine of Noir, Crime Factory, Plots with Guns, and Dark Corners, as well as in various anthologies and across the web. He lives with his wife and dog in Nebraska and can be found on Twitter by following @pauljgarth

Paul Heatley's fiction has appeared online and in print for a variety of publications including Thuglit, Spelk, Horror Sleaze Trash, Crime Syndicate, and Dead Guns Press, among others. He is the author of six novellas, available from Amazon for Kindle. He lives in the north east of England.

Preston Lang lives and writes in New York. His work has appeared in Thuglit, Out of the Gutter, Spinetingler, and WebMD, among other places. His third novel, The Sin Tax is coming this July from All Due Respect.

Benjamin Whitmer is the author of Cry Father and Pike, which was nominated for the 2013 Grand Prix de Littérature Policière, and coauthor (with Charlie Louvin) of Satan is Real, a New York Times' Critics' Choice book.