Anjali Ravi

Anjali Ravi is an Indian American writer of dark fiction and an undergraduate student at the University of Maryland. She is currently pursuing a BA in English Literature. Her work is published or forthcoming in Menacing Hedge and anthologies by Pantheon Magazine and Black Heart Magazine. Find her at

Jesse Rawlins

Tired of writing for corporate masters, the Jesse Rawlins pines to dance in gin joints …. But keeps tripping in these stilettos—

Sean O’Grady

Sean O‘Grady is a Southern California desert rat currently living in the land of the morning calm called South Korea. He’s an English teacher and enjoys writing about criminals and screw-ups just trying to survive and make a buck. His work has been published on Pulp Metal Magazine and he is currently working on his first novel. More of his short stories can be found at

S.A. Solomon

S.A. Solomon has published crime fiction and poetry in the 2016 Anthony Award-nominated anthologies Jewish Noir and Protectors 2: Heroes-Stories to Benefit PROTECT, and in New Jersey Noir, Grand Central Noir, and The Five-Two Crime Poetry Weekly. She’s a member of the Mystery Writers of America, New York chapter. You can find her on twitter @sa_solomon.

J.J. Hensley

J.J. Hensley is a former police officer and former Special Agent with the U.S. Secret Service.  He is the author of the novels Resolve, Measure Twice, and Chalk’s Outline.  J.J. graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in Administration of Justice and has a M.S. degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia Southern University.  He lives near Pittsburgh, PA.

Mr. Hensley’s first novel RESOLVE was named one of the BEST BOOKS OF 2013 by Suspense Magazine and was named a finalist for Best First Novel by the International Thriller Writers organization.

He is a member of the International Thriller Writers and Sisters in Crime.

Jan Elman Stout

Jan Elman Stout‘s short fiction has been published in Literary Orphans, the Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, Vestal Review, Pure Slush and elsewhere. She was a finalist in the Midwestern Gothic Summer 2016 Flash Fiction Contest. Jan’s flash, “Marital Amnesias” was nominated by JCCA for Best Small Fictions 2017. She lives with her husband in Washington, D.C.

Preston Lang

Preston Lang lives in New York with his wife and daughter. He’s published three novels and a bunch of stories. For more go to

Marietta Miles

Marietta Miles‘ short stories and flash can be found in Thrills, Kills and Chaos, Flash Fiction Offensive, Yellow Mama, Hardboiled Wonderland and Revolt Daily. Her stories have been included in anthologies available through Static Movement Publishing, Out of the Gutter, and Horrified Press. She is rotating host for Noir on the Radio, Dames in the Dark. Her first book, ROUTE 12, was released February of 2016. Her latest novel, MAY, will be released in 2017. Please visit or Facebook for more stories and further information. Born in Alabama, raised in Louisiana, she currently resides in Virginia with her husband and two children.

Shannon M. Bryant

Shannon M. Bryant is a new author working on his first crime novel while disguised as a criminal prosecutor during the weekdays (and some weekends). He lives with his wife and two boys in Northern Nevada. In his free time, when he is not writing, Shannon is usually brewing beer or trying to get his Jeep dirty.

DeLeon D.

DeLeon D. is a father, husband, martial artist, and author–all in that order. He resides in Northern California. He’d like to offer his sincerest condolences to the families who lost loved ones in Oakland’s warehouse fire.