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We already discussed featured author Keith Taylor and his novelette of Nasach the Firbolg, and also the "Nameles Tribe Drafts" by Robert E. Howard. But below is an overview of some of our other authors that are contributing to the debut issue of Skelos. In the next update we'll profile our non-fiction contributors.
Short Fiction and Novelettes:
Jason Ray Carney is a professor of creative writing and popular literature at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia. His fiction has appeared in Beecher's Magazine, District Lit, The Blue Lake Review, Swords and Sorcery Magazine, and others. His scholarship has appeared in The Dark Man, Lovecraftian Proceedings, and the Bram Stoker Award-nominated The Unique Legacy of Weird Tales. He is currently working on a monograph-length study of Weird Tales and its relationship to literary modernism.
Scott Cupp is a John W. Campbell Award-nominated short story writer from Texas. He was the editor of the World Fantasy nominated anthology Cross Plains Universe: Texans Celebrate Robert E. Howard (with Joe R. Lansdale). His short fiction has appeared in a number of anthologies, such as Razored Saddles, Obsessions, and Freak Show. His REH inspired story "Hell in a Boxcar" is scheduled to appear in Weirdbook 32 in 2016.
Charles Gramlich is a fiction writer and psychology professor at Xavier University of Louisiana. Most of his fiction falls in the genres of horror, fantasy, and SF, while his nonfiction ranges from articles on science and psychology to biographical essays and pieces on writing. Charles lives in Abita Springs, Louisiana with his wife Lana.
Scott Hannan is a long-time aspiring writer. He has two master's degrees from St. John's College Santa Fe and a BA in Film Production from Columbia College Chicago. He loves all sorts of fiction, cinema, videogames, D&D, campfires, and whiskey. He currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Dave Hardy is an author, critic, and mead-maker. He has written short fiction for many different markets including Frontier Tales, RAGEMachine, and Dark Worlds Magazine. His fantasy novel Crazy Greta was published in 2012 by Musa Publishing, and his frontier-adventure novel, Palmetto Empire was published by Rough Edges Press in June 2014. He lives in Austin, Texas with his wife and daughter.
Ethan Nahté is a journalist, musician, photographer and a TV/Film producer & director who has been working on a documentary about Robert E. Howard for way longer than it should've taken. He figures Crom has conspired against him.
Matt Sullivan is an English Language Arts teacher living in Nova Scotia, Canada. When his day job doesn’t consume all of his time, he likes to compose short fiction and waste away at the gaming table, rolling D20’s and pretending he’s someone he’s not. His work has been published in Fall of Cthulhu, Swords Against Cthulhu, and he is currently contributing to a source book for the Conan RPG by Modiphius Games.
Kenneth Bykerk is a poet who prefers to work in classical and traditional formats. He lives and writes in the ghost town of Howells, Arizona.
Pat Calhoun is writer, poet and scholar of popular culture. For a decade he penned the “Adventures into Weird Words” column for Gary Carter’s legendary magazine Comic Book Marketplace. More recently his weird verse has appeared in Spectral Realms by Hippocampus Press.
Frank Coffman is Professor of English & Journalism at Rock Valley College in Rockford, Illinois. He has published Robert E. Howard: Selected Poems and articles on REH and popular imaginative literature. A published poet, his current interests include writing imaginative genre poetry and the development of "subjective stylometry" to complement tradional stylometric methods.
Ashley Dioses writes formal poetry of horror and fantasy, and hails from Southern California. She has previously been published by Hippocampus Press, Centipede Press, Wildside Press, Martian Migraine Press, Burial Day Books, and several amateur ezines. She will have her debut poetry collection published by Hippocampus Press in 2017. She has also appeared on Ellen Datlow's full recommended list for Year's Best Horror Vol. 7 for her poem “Carathis.”
According to the Lost Book of Skelos (pg. 666 in a vanishing footnote): Jason Hardy. 55. Scholar (i.e. High school teacher), artist and poet. Haunter of Southern Louisiana. Weirdly creative. Longtime fan of dark fanta-- (footnote ends on sinister note).
James McNew is a poet, teacher, and Army veteran living in Prescott Arizona.
K. A. Opperman is a traditionalist poet of horror and dark fantasy from Southern California. He has been/will be published in such venues as The Weird Fiction Review, Spectral Realms, Nameless Magazine, Weirdbook, Gothic Blue Book, The Audient Void, and many others. His book length Weird poetry collection, The Crimson Tome, came out last year from Hippocampus Press.