Author Reading 5
David Barker's fiction and prose poetry appeared in many small press horror magazines in the 1980s and '90s. He was the founding editor of Midnight Shambler, and edited Ye Olde Lemurian and The Lovecrafter 100th Anniversary Issue before leaving the field in the late '90s. In 2012, David returned to horror with the ebook trilogy, Electro-Thrall Zombies. His work has recently appeared in Fungi, Cyaegha, Spectral Realms, and on Shoggoth.net. In collaboration with W. H. Pugmire, David has two books of Lovecraftian fiction out from Dark Renaissance Books: The Revenant of Rebecca Pascal (2014) and In the Gulfs of Dream & Other Lovecraftian Tales (2015). He is currently collaborating with Pugmire on a novel set in Lovecraft's Dreamlands, to be published by Dark Renaissance Books in 2016.
Providence native Jonathan Thomas has persisted in writing weird fiction amidst (or despite) such diverse livelihoods as postal clerk, artist’s model, copyeditor, and percussionist. His collections include Stories From the Big Black House (Radio Void), Midnight Call, Tempting Providence, Thirteen Conjurations, Dreams of Ys and Other Invisible Worlds, and Naked Revenants and Other Fables of Old and New England (all from Hippocampus Press). His stories have also appeared in Vampirella (Warren), A Mountain Walked (Centipede Press), Innsmouth Nightmares (PS Publishing), Gothic Lovecraft (Cycatrix Press), and Nightmare’s Realm (Dark Regions). Hippocampus Press plans to reissue his novel The Color Over Occam.
Wilum Hopfrog Pugmire has been writing Lovecraftian weird fiction since his days as a Mormon missionary in Omagh, Northern Ireland (1973). He has written for a number of anthologies (Black Wings, The Children Of Cthulhu) and last year had tales reprinted in such anthologies as The Book Of Cthuhlu and New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird. These past few years has seen him writing like an obsessed lunatic, and his many books include The Tangled Muse, Some Unknown Gulf Of Night, Gathered Dust And Others, and Uncommon Places, The Strange Dark One: Tales Of Nyarlathotep, and Encounters With Enoch Coffin (written in collaboration with Jeffrey Thomas).