You can say a lot when people aren’t expecting it. Here we see great examples of horror’s ability to make us think about serious, and sometimes taboo, issues.

Andrew L. Huerta

Andrew L. Huerta

Andrew L. Huerta lives in Tucson, Arizona where he teaches technical writing and is looking to publish a collection of short stories entitled A Different Man, and his first novel, Raggedy Anthony. His short stories have appeared in such publications as Chelsea Station Magazine, The Round Up Writer’s Zine: Pride Edition, Creating Iris, Jonathan, The Storyteller, and the anthology Queerly Loving. His personal essay, “Divorce and Evolution: A Case Study of a ‘Joto’” is included in the anthology, Fashionably Late: Gay, Bi, and Trans Men Who Came Out Later in Life. For more information please visit: www.andrewlhuerta.com.

P.J. Schaefer

P.J. Schaefer

P.J. Schaefer’s work has appeared in Troika, Dogsongs, Elements, Ink., Poor Katie’s Almanac, Behind the Yellow Wallpaper: New Tales of Madness, Salon Style: Fiction, Poetry & Art, A.T.Q.: 19th Century American Literature and Culture, The Facts on File Companion to the American Short Story, The Facts on File Companion to the American Novel, and Kate Chopin in Context.

Sarah K. Stephens

Sarah K. Stephens

Sarah K. Stephens is a developmental psychologist and a senior lecturer at Penn State University. Although Fall and Spring find her in the classroom, she remains a writer year-round. Her short stories and essays have appeared in LitHub, The Millions, National Book Critics Circle: Critical Mass, Five on the Fifth, The Indianola Review, and (parenthetical). Her debut novel, A Flash of Red, was released in December 2016 by Pandamoon Publishing.

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