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Alyson Faye

Alyson lives in West Yorkshire, UK with her husband, teen son and three rescue animals. She works as an editor /proofreader for a UK indie press and tutors creative writing classes.

Her fiction has been published widely in print anthologies – DeadCades, Women in Horror Annual 2, Trembling with Fear 1 &2, Coffin Bell Journal 1, Stories from Stone, Ellipsis, Rejected ed. Erin Crocker) and in many e-zines, but most often on the Horror Tree site, in Siren’s Call and The Casket of Fictional Delights.

Demain published her 1940’s set noir crime novella, Maggie Of My Heart in 2019 and The Lost Girl No 58 in their Short Sharp Shocks series.

Currently she has stories in the Strange Girls anthology (ed. Azzurra Nox), Burning Love from Things in the Well, in two Gypsum Sound Tales anthologies:- Amongst Friends and Colp: Black and Grey and in Emerald Bay Books Horror for Hire: First Shift.

She has a story, set in Ilkley in the NHS charity anthology, Diabolica Britannica, which, since its publication in July 2020 has been at the top of the Amazon best seller charts (for horror).

She has a poem in the upcoming poetry anthology, Air from Tyche Books, in Things in the Well’s, charity anthology, Trickster’s Treats 4, on Sylvia’s e-poetry magazine and Page and Spine’s site.

Later in 2021 she has stories coming out with Kandisha Press, in Brigid’s Gate Were-Tales anthology, in Night Frights from Perpetual Motion Publishing and in Space and Time’s #141 issue.

Her work has been read on BBC Radio, local radio, on several podcasts (e.g. Ladies of Horror and The Night’s End, posted on YouTube and placed in and won competitions; most recently in the final ten poems of the Crystal Lake poetry competition.

She is on twitter @AlysonFaye2

Stephanie Ellis

Steph lives near Wrexham with her husband and occasionally one of their 3 children depending on the uni boomerang effect! She is a librarian and literacy specialist in a Southampton Secondary School.

Steph writes dark speculative prose and poetry and has been published in a variety of magazines and anthologies.

Her latest work includes the novella, Bottled, published by Silver Shamrock, who will also be publishing her novel, The Five Turns of the Wheel in October. She has recently been published in Flame Tree Press’ A Dying Planet anthology, the charity anthology Diabolica Britannica and is included in Silver Shamrock’s upcoming Midnight in the Pentagram. Her poetry can be sampled in the Horror Writer Association’s Poetry Showcase Volume 6 and upcoming Volume 7. She has collected a number of her published, and some unpublished, short stories in The Reckoning, her dark verse in Dark is my Playground, and flash in The Dark Bites, all available on amazon.

She is co-editor of Trembling With Fear,’s online magazine, co-hosts The Infernal Clock imprint with David Shakes and is part of the new Black Angel Press with Alyson Faye. She is an affiliate member of the HWA and can be found at and on twitter at @el_stevie.

Beware if you connect on twitter, I share my favourite metal tracks quite frequently. If you like Slipknot, Behemoth, NIN, 3Teeth, Heilung etc, you will have a friend in me!

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