Our Authors


Michelle Kilmer author

Michelle Kilmer

Michelle Kilmer is a lover of the macabre, especially zombies. Having grown impatient for the zombie apocalypse she brought one to her doorstep in When the Dead, her first novel.

When she is not writing, she enjoys hiking and camping, playing guitar, weightlifting, dressing up in “full gore” to attend zombie-related events, web design, and gaming. Her writing portfolio includes the novel When the Dead, the novel The Spread: A Zombie Short Story Collection, and a writing collection titled Last Night While You Were Sleeping. Several of her short stories can be found in other books including Roms, Bombs, and Zoms from Evil Girlfriend Media and A Very Zombie Christmas from ATZ Publications.

Connect with Michelle on Goodreads, on Amazon’s Author Central or via email at


Rebecca Hansen

Rebecca Hansen

Rebecca is twin sister to Michelle and lover of everything zombie. The Spread is her first contribution to the genre. When she isn’t plotting gruesome fictional deaths she fancies hiking, painting and watching low budget and foreign horror movies.

A seasoned special effects make-up artist, she turns willing subjects into the walking dead on the weekends.

She lives just north of Seattle with two attack cats, a gun, axe, machete and small collection of knives.



Our Anthology Authors

Jonathan Lambert

Jonathan Lambert was born (and subsequently raised) in Maryland and now lives with his wife and two teenagers (God help him) in Virginia. During the day, he works as a Systems Analyst in Washington, DC. That’s all he can say about his work. At least that’s what he told us. He probably works for the IRS and doesn’t want you to know. He is a lifelong fan of the horror genre, and has several stories published in other anthologies as well as a few self-published titles. He usually writes horror comedy, but sometimes he also writes funny horror, and on rare occasions, dark humor. He wants to write a novel, but probably never will. One can dream, however.

Author of Samrat in GIVE: An Anthology of Anatomical Entries


Alex Kimmell

alex kimmell is a former (NOUN) from los angeles with a uniquely skewed (ADJECTIVE) on the dark side of the (NOUN). his first book “the Key to everything” is an amazon bestseller and has (VERB) the (NOUN) out of horror lovers around the (NOUN). his short fiction has appeared in publications by dynatox ministries, black lantern press, front row lit, canyon voices and the wordcount podcast as well as contributing words of (ADJECTIVE) to dumb white husband and other (PLURAL NOUN) on the www. currently he lives in rhode island with his family and two dogs that have very short (PLURAL NOUN).you can find more information about his (NOUN) and other (ADJECTIVE) psychosis at alexkimmell.com

Author of AG-327 in GIVE: An Anthology of Anatomical Entries


Kerry G.S. Lipp

Kerry lives in Dayton, Ohio. He hates the sun and loves making fun of dead people. His parents started reading his stories and they’ve consequently booted him from their will. Kerry’s work appears in several anthologies including DOA2 from Blood Bound Books and Attack of the B-Movie Monsters from Grinning Skull Press. His work has been featured multiple times on The Wicked Library podcast. He is currently editing his first novel and shopping a bizarro novella. KGSL rarely (but still) blogs at www.HorrorTree.com and will launch his own website sometime before he dies. Say hi on Twitter @kerrylipp or visit his Facebook page: New World Horror

Author of Sound and Silence in GIVE: An Anthology of Anatomical Entries


Kriscinda Lee Everitt

Kriscinda Lee Everitt is the founder and editor of Despumation Press. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pa with her husband, two cats, and two spooks. She’s never had a twin removed, so far as she is aware.

Author of The Surprise in GIVE: An Anthology of Anatomical Entries


Mary Petenstine Jackson

Mary has been writing since she was in elementary school. She has penned short stories and articles for P.E.T.S. Magazine, entered writing competitions and won a few times, as well as written a family history book filled with funny stories. She considers herself “a jack of all trades, but the master of none.” When she is not writing she enjoys: repurposing old items into something new, crafting, deep woods camping & hiking, swimming, reading, gardening, music, singing, playing with her grandkids and spending time with family. She has a wicked sense of humor and loves all things darker or horror related.

Author of Skinned in GIVE: An Anthology of Anatomical Entries


Megan Lee Beals

Megan Lee Beals lives in Tacoma, Washington with her husband and a one eyed cat. Her fiction has been featured online at Literary Orphans and Luna Station Quarterly, and anthologized in Stamps Vamps & Tramps and The Future Embodied. When not writing or knitting or collecting hobbies, Megan works in a bookstore where she enjoys an unconventional and ongoing education in fiction (unaccredited).

Author of The Clarinet in GIVE: An Anthology of Anatomical Entries


Rivka Jacobs

Rivka Jacobs and currently lives with two Siamese cats in West Virginia, but was born in Philadelphia and grew up in South Florida. She has a BA in history, MAs in sociology and mental health counseling, and a BSN. She recently worked as a psychiatric nurse. Rivka has one grown son, a pharmacist, who lives in Philadelphia.

Author of Sum of My Parts in GIVE: An Anthology of Anatomical Entries


Stephen D. Rogers

Stephen D. Rogers is the author of SHOT TO DEATH, THREE-MINUTE MYSTERIES, and more than 900 shorter works. His website, www.StephenDRogers.com, includes a list of new and upcoming titles as well as other timely information.

Author of Eraser in GIVE: An Anthology of Anatomical Entries


Jordan Phelps

Jordan Phelps has had fiction published in various anthologies, including Dead Harvest, Return to Deathlehem: An Anthology of Holiday Horrors for Charity, and A Chimerical World: Tales of The Seelie Court. He lives in Ontario where he spends much of his time recording daydreams and watching bees open doors.

Author of Donors to the Stars in GIVE: An Anthology of Anatomical Entries


K.A. Morris

Living and working in Vancouver, Canada, K.A. Morris is an author, cat lover, wine drinker and an obsessive horror movie watcher. K.A Morris has published several short stories in various anthologies, and is currently working on a second novel in a series of historical horror tales.

Author of The Savior in GIVE: An Anthology of Anatomical Entries


Rachel Hansen

Rachel Hansen works in the health and wellness field and is currently studying human anatomy and its movement. She has always been drawn to strange things like science fiction, fantasy and horror. This short story is just a glimpse into her twisted mind.

Author of Breathtaking in GIVE: An Anthology of Anatomical Entries


Pandem Buckner

Pandem Buckner has been writing strange stories and poetry for a very long time, and finally got around to hating the world enough to share them. He loves comic books, video games, collectible card games, and not going outside. He lives in the Seattle area with his daughter. He is the author of currently-available children’s book Princess Catherine and the Toy Thief (with artist Noelle Marie) and upcoming novella The Burial.

Author of With All My… in GIVE: An Anthology of Anatomical Entries


Cheryce Clayton

Cheryce used to be a ghost, but is now independent. She writes Space Opera, SF, Horror, Erotica, Fantasy – whatever bubbles out.

She has a webcomic – Tales from the Zombie Apocalypse.
https://www.facebook.com/TalesfromtheZombieApocalypse

Her longer stories and books are on Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/Cheryce-Clayton/e/B00O07C20K/

Find her on FaceBook; She doesn’t bite.
https://www.facebook.com/cheryceclayton

Author of What a Father Would Do in GIVE: An Anthology of Anatomical Entries


Stephanie Bissette-Roark

Stephanie Bissette-Roark’s short fiction has appeared in numerous horror anthologies as well as Every Day Fiction. When not writing, her hobbies include gardening, thrift-store shopping, roleplaying and adding to her ever-increasing stash of tea. She lives in Tacoma, WA with her husband, Matthew, and their two wrasslin’ cats.

Author of Heart-Shaped Box in GIVE: An Anthology of Anatomical Entries


Kayleigh Marie Edwards

Kayleigh Marie Edwards is a welsh writer, who mostly dabbles in horror and comedy. She has a few stage plays under her belt, and several short stories in various anthologies. She can be found writing articles at www.gingernutsofhorror.com and www.spookyisles.com and can be contacted at ofthedead@hotmail.co.uk

She also loves cheese.

Author of Bits and Bobs in GIVE: An Anthology of Anatomical Entries


K.Z. Morano

K.Z. Morano is a beach bum who writes anything from romance and erotica to horror and dark fantasy. She is the author of 100 Nightmares, a collection of 100 horror stories, each written in 100 words, with over 50 illustrations. Her stories have appeared in various publications.

She blogs at http://theeclecticeccentricshopaholic.wordpress.com/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/100Nightmares

Author of Nurture in GIVE: An Anthology of Anatomical Entries


Layla Cummins

Layla Cummins is an author, screenwriter and freelancer from Bristol, England and shares her house with her family and three unruly cats. Her short fiction and poetry has been published in Bugs: Tales That Slither Creep & Crawl, Sanitarium Magazine, 100 Doors To Madness and online at The Saturday Evening Post. Her first ever TV pilot made her a finalist in the Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award in 2014. She’s currently manning the 2nd Reads folder over at Grimdark Magazine and is heading off to Ireland to finish her novel. Check out her website http://laylacummins.com/ or follow her @LaylaCummins

Author of Babymaker in GIVE: An Anthology of Anatomical Entries


Gio Clairval

Gio Clairval is an Italian-born writer and translator who has lived most of her life in Paris, France, and now commutes between Lake Como, Italy, and Edinburgh, Scotland, followed by her pet, a giant pike. Her fiction has appeared in magazines such as Weird Tales, Fantasy Magazine, Daily Science Fiction, Galaxy’s Edge, and several anthologies, including punkPunk! (Dog Horn Publishing), The Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities (HarperCollins), Caledonia Dreamin’ (Eibonvale Press), Darke Phantastique (Cicatrix Press), and Postscripts (PS Publishing). She can be found at KOSMOCHLOR: www.gioclairval.blogspot.com/ and regularly haunts Twitter as @gioclair

Author of Gräfenberg Fulfillment in GIVE: An Anthology of Anatomical Entries


T.J. Tranchell

T.J. Tranchell is husband to an amazing woman and father to an astounding son. By the time you read this, he will have a friggin’ Master’s degree in literature from Central Washington University and will be enrolled in the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program at the University of Idaho, which isn’t too shabby for a dude with a GED. He’s been published in Despumation, Mad Scientist Journal, and Niteblade. His first novel, Cry Down Dark, just needs a few revisions and his second, Good Fences, was his Master’s thesis. He met Michelle Kilmer at Crypticon, which just goes to show how well the network functions.

Author of Nutjob in GIVE: An Anthology of Anatomical Entries


Katie Cord

Katie Cord lives in the Pacific Northwest with her three rambunctious dogs. She’s a nurse by night and writer/publisher by day. When she has free time, she likes to spend it with her boyfriend, Tim. She is the owner of Evil Girlfriend Media, and the author of He Left Her at the Altar, She Left Him to the Zombies.

Author of Yin and Yang: The Donor in GIVE: An Anthology of Anatomical Entries


M. Lori Motley

M. Lori Motley constantly suspends the reality of suburban life by climbing out of this world’s neat boxes and into worlds of fantasy and horror. Learn more about her published works and current projects at www.MLoriMotley.com.

Author of This Little Piggy in GIVE: An Anthology of Anatomical Entries


Christine Morgan

Christine Morgan works the overnight shift in a psychiatric facility, which plays havoc with her sleep schedule but allows her a lot of writing time. A lifelong reader, she also reviews, beta-reads, occasionally edits and dabbles in self-publishing. Her other interests include gaming, history, superheroes, crafts, cheesy disaster movies and training to be a crazy cat lady. She can be found online at https://www.facebook.com/christinemorganauthor and https://christinemariemorgan.wordpress.com/

Author of Vicarious in GIVE: An Anthology of Anatomical Entries


Tara Roberts

Tara Roberts lives in Moscow, Idaho, with her two unruly sons, patient husband, and odd poodle. She is a lifelong Idahoan and studied creative writing at the University of Idaho, where she now works as a science writer.

Author of Flight Pattern [Part One] in GIVE: An Anthology of Anatomical Entries


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these stories, characters, and plot lines are the creation and property of michelle kilmer and other respective authors. any similarity to persons alive, dead or undead is purely coincidental.