Category Archives for Four on the Floor

Four on the Floor with Gwendolyn Kiste

Gwendolyn Kiste is the Bram Stoker Award–winning author of The Rust Maidens, from Trepidatio Publishing; And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe, from JournalStone; and the dark fantasy novella Pretty Marys All in a Row, from Broken Eye Books. Her short fiction has appeared in Nightmare Magazine, Black Static, Daily Science Fiction, Shimmer, Interzone, and LampLight, among others. Originally from Ohio, she now resides on an […]

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Four on the Floor with Preston Fassel

Bio: Preston Fassel is an award-winning journalist and author whose work has appeared in Rue Morgue magazine, in Screem Magazine, and on He is the author of Remembering Vanessa, the first published biography of British horror star Vanessa Howard, printed in the spring 2014 issue of Screem Magazine. His first novel, Our Lady of the Inferno, was the recipient of the Independent Publisher […]

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Four on the Floor with CD Miller

Bio: CD Miller is a fantasy and horror author. Dark Heights is his first published novel, now available from Serial Box. He is hard at work on many projects, including an epic-fantasy-remix series of novels, literary superhero fiction, and a novel of character-driven, alternate-universe fantasy.  James Gallagher: Who are your main influences, and how do they work their way into your fiction? […]

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Four on the Floor with Dea Poirier

I’m pleased to present the following interview with Dea Poirier. Enjoy! Bio: Dea (D.H) Poirier was raised in Edmond, Oklahoma, where she got her start writing in creative writing courses. She attended the University of Central Oklahoma for Computer Science and Political Science. Later, she spent time living on both coasts, and traveling the United States, […]

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Four on the Floor with Autumn Christian

“It rushed through us in huge milking waves, like the predatory gasp of the ocean.” “I knew he was a barely contained scream wearing a human suit.” Even out of context, those lines, from Autumn Christian’s latest novel, Girl Like a Bomb, give you an idea of how adept the author is at peppering her […]

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Four on the Floor with Mary SanGiovanni

Mary SanGiovanni is an award-winning American horror and thriller writer of over a dozen novels, including the Hollower trilogy, Thrall, Chaos, the Kathy Ryan series, and others, as well as numerous novellas, short stories, and nonfiction. Mary is a member of the Authors Guild, the International Thriller Writers, and Pennwriters. She is a cohost on the popular […]

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Four on the Floor with Melissa Lason and Michelle Garza

This Four on the Floor interview features Melissa Lason and Michelle Garza, a writing team I came across through their involvement with Silverwood: The Door (a collaboration with Brian Keene, Stephen Kozeniewski, and Richard Chizmar). Read on for their bio and and insights into horror and the writing process.      Bio: Melissa Lason and Michelle […]

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Four on the Floor with Monica J. O’Rourke

Monica J. O’Rourke, whom celebrated horror author Brian Keene called “probably the best copyeditor currently in the business,” is both a horror author and copyeditor. Pretty damn cool. Enjoy the interview below and then go check out her work. And who knows? Her editorial fingerprints may already be all over some of your favorite novels. […]

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Four on the Floor with Rio Youers

I can’t say enough about Rio Youers or express what a thrill it is to feature him here. So read on—and order Halcyon already! Rio Youers is the British Fantasy Award–nominated author of Old Man Scratch and Point Hollow. His short fiction has been published in many notable anthologies, and his novel Westlake Soul was nominated for Canada’s prestigious Sunburst Award. […]

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Four on the Floor with Stevie Kopas

In the previous Four on the Floor interview, we were treated to insights from one of horror’s leading new lights, Stephen Kozeniewski. For this interview, we get the perfect follow-up: Kozeniewski’s Slashvivor! coauthor Stevie Kopas. Bio: Stevie Kopas was born and raised in New Jersey. She is a gamer, a writer, and an apocalypse enthusiast. Stevie will […]

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