C.W. Blackwell was born and raised in Santa Cruz, California where he still lives today with his wife and two children. His passion is to blend poetic narratives with pulp dialogue to create strange and rhythmic genre fiction. He writes mostly crime fiction, dark fiction and weird westerns. His crime fiction has appeared in Switchblade Magazine, the Dark Cloud Press Anthology Tales of Blood and Squalor, and will appear in upcoming issues of Econoclash Review, Pulp Modern and Broadswords and Blasters.