eBook anthology to be released in the fall, featuring 13 unique horror, thriller and suspense stories, plus an intro by New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry.
August 7, 2012, Toronto, ON – BIFF BAM POP! has announced a tentative September 2012 release date for the inaugural horror, thriller and suspense project, Strange World: A Biff Bam Pop Short Story Anthology. The collection will be released in eBook format with an introduction from horror icon Jonathan Maberry.
The book will include 13 “imagination altering” short stories, all sourced from the BIFF BAM POP! community of writers and readers. With the success of last year’s Biff Bam Boo comics collection, the team behind the BIFF BAM POP! culture outlet expect to find an even bigger audience with the Strange World anthology.
Featuring an introduction by multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry, Strange World: A Biff Bam Pop Short Story Anthology will also include the following authors and their stories:
Anne Michaud, Sister Mine
Andre Narbonne, The Face in the Well
Rathan Krueger, Blame Me
Ken Haigh, Lost in the Dark Woods
Kayla Tyson, Down in the Cellar Basement
Jim Morris, Crash
Lucas Magnum, Occupy Babylon
J.G. Chayko, The Storage Locker
Jason Shayer, Dirt Man
Glenn Walker, Live to Write
Ian Rogers, I Hate Needles
David Ward, Kitty
Andrew Burns, Medium Double Double
For a list of author bios, please see below.
Tentatively scheduled for September 2012 release, Strange World: A Biff Bam Pop Short Story Anthology will be published in eBook format and will be available through all regular outlets, as well as BiffBamPop.com.
Author Bios: Strange World: A Biff Bam Pop Short Story Anthology
J.G. Chayko: J.G Chayko is a writer who resides in Vancouver B.C. She is a poet at heart, but also enjoys writing prose, fiction and creative non-fiction. One of her creative non-fiction pieces was published in the literary magazine Canadian Stories. In addition to working on a novel, she is collaborating on a screenplay and developing a blog.
Lucas Mangum: Lucas Mangum is a writer, event coordinator, and host of the Awesome Reading Fest. His fiction has appeared in Death Head Grin, on the website MicroHorror.com, and his short story Goblins is available on Smashwords as an ebook. Read his blog, The Dark Dimensions or follow him on Twitter @LMangumFiction. His column, Lucas Mangum’s Horror Corner, is run weekly at the website Cinedelphia.com. He lives in Bucks County, PA with his wife and cat.
André Narbonne: André Narbonne is a former chair of the BS Poetry Society (Halifax), and his poetry and prose have appeared in The Antigonish Review, Contemporary Verse 2, Queen’s Quarterly, Rampike, The Windsor Review, and Best Canadian Stories (Oberon Press). André writing has won national and regional prizes including the FreeFall prose contest in 2011. He lives in Ottawa, Ontario, with Aeriana, Schrödinger, Helena, and Cordelia—two of whom are cats.
Jim Morris: Jim Morris is a writer with credits including produced television episodes of “Smallville,” “Crossing Jordan, “The 4400,” and “The Dead Zone.” He is currently at work on a novel and lives in Los Angeles with his wife and dog.
Ken Haigh: Ken Haigh is a graduate of Queen’s University and the University of Western Ontario, where he studied English literature, education and library science. He has worked as a teacher in Bhutan, China, and the Canadian Arctic. His first book, Under the Holy Lake: A Memoir of Eastern Bhutan, was published by the University of Alberta Press in 2008. This memoir was also issued as an e-book by KOBO and will soon come out in an Indian edition. Ken has published short stories, poetry, and magazine articles. He is a member of the Writers’ Union of Canada and was the recipient of an Ontario Arts Council grant in 2011. He is currently working on a novel about a group of feuding Canadian missionaries who get caught up in the Boxer Rebellion in China.
Anne Michaud: Anne Michaud writes in a dungeon full of books and the occasional ghost, south of Montreal, Canada. She also blogs her musings and little obsessions at annecmichaud.wordpress.com.
Kayla Tyson: Kayla Tyson is a student at the University of South Florida. She performs improvisational comedy at Sak Comedy Lab in Orlando, Florida and works at Universal Studios as an actor. She has been writing ever since she was a child when she thought the typewriter was just a fun toy that her parents had.
Andrew Burns: Andrew Burns is the Editor-In-Chief of the pop culture website Biff Bam Pop! He cites Stephen King, Joss Whedon, Chris Claremont and Bret Easton Ellis as a few of his literary influences. His work has appeared in various WWE publications, The Toronto Sun and he was a contributing pop culture expert in Wanted Undead or Alive by Jonathan Maberry. Andrew lives in Toronto with his wife Jovanna and his Beach Boys and Rob Zombie loving daughter Anya.
Jason Shayer: Jason Shayer’s love of dark fiction has given more than a few people a reason to raise an eyebrow, most often his wife. When he’s not writing or reading, he’s teaching his kids the basic survival skills to prepare for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.
He’s also a comic book historian and regular contributor to Back Issue! magazine, a comic book magazine spotlighting the 1970s and 1980s. You can usually find him waxing nostalgically about the comics books of the 1980s at his blog, marvel1980s.blogspot.com.
Glenn Walker: Glenn Walker blogs about pop culture and French fries and comics online. Besides running and participating in a few different writing groups online and in person, he also founded The Writer’s Chatroom. He contributed to the In Katrina’s Wake charity anthology, and Wanted Undead or Alive by Jonathan Maberry. Weekly he also appears on the All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast and the Biff Bam Popcast discussing comics and pop culture. He can be found on both Facebook and Twitter. He joined the BIFF BAM POP! team in the fall of 2011 and continues to enrage and endear folks everywhere with his opinions on a regular basis.
Ian Rogers: Ian Rogers is a writer, artist, and photographer. His short fiction has appeared in several publications, including Cemetery Dance, Supernatural Tales, and Shadows & Tall Trees. He is the author of the dark fiction collection Every House Is Haunted (ChiZine Publications) and SuperNOIRtural Tales (Burning Effigy Press), a series of stories featuring supernatural detective Felix Renn. Ian lives with his wife in Peterborough, Ontario. For more information, visit ianrogers.ca.
David Ward: David Ward is a human. Sort of. He makes books for a living, and he spends his time reading everything he can lay his hands on, sometimes (but not often enough) writing, occasionally illustrating, and rolling d20s to strike. He lives in Toronto. He can be found at @davidsward.
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