Ohio HWA Member Profiles

Get to know the ghouls writing horror in the great state of Ohio.

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Authors A-K | Authors M-Z

Authors A-K

Rob E. Boley’s fiction and poetry has appeared in Pseudopod, Clackamas Literary Review, Best New Werewolf Tales, Eye to the Telescope, and Undead: A Poetry Anthology of Ghosts and Ghouls. He co-founded Howling Unicorn Press with his wife, author Megan Hart. 
Genres: Poetry, horror, dark fantasy
Website: www.robboley.com.

Marvin Brown is the author of horror novels Jigsaw Man and Covet, as well as the nonfiction work The House the Lord Built. His stories have appeared in Insomnia & Obsession magazine, Dark Lane Anthology, HellBound Books and Year’s Best Hardcore Horror. Marvin lives in Akron, Ohio, with his wife and daughters.
Website: www.marvincbrown.com

Anton Cancre is the author of the poetry collection Meaningless Cycles in a Vicious Glass Prison: Songs of Death and Love. Cancre is a luddite who still has a blogspot website and runs the Spec Griot Garage podcast, where they get to gush over other people’s poems with cool folks.
Genres: Horror, Speculative, Science Fiction, Desperate Screaming Into The Void, Poetry
Websites: antoncancre.blogspot.com, specgriotgarage.podbean.com

Maxwell I. Gold is a multiple award nominated author who writes prose poetry and short stories in weird and cosmic fiction. He is a regular contributor to Spectral Realms, and his work has also appeared in Weirdbook Magazine, Space and Time Magazine, Startling StoriesStrange Horizons and many anthologies and magazines. Maxwell released a collection of poems titled Oblivion in Flux: A Collection of Cyber Prose from Crystal Lake Publishing. He’s a proud Columbus, Ohio native and lives in the Clintonville area with his partner and two dogs. 

Website: www.thewellsoftheweird.com

Kelly Griffiths‘ work appears in Dark Moon DigestThe Forge Literary MagazineReflex Fiction, and various anthologies. In 2019, her flash “Tease” was nominated for Best Small Fictions by Gordon Square Review. Kelly founded Made-To-Order Horror, personalized vignettes published every Wednesday on her blog. 

Genres: Horror, Speculative Science Fiction, Literary Fiction
Website: kellygriffiths.com

DM Guay is the author of the 24/7 Demon Mart series, including The Graveyard Shift, Monster Burger, Hell for the Holidays, Angel Trouble, and Critters from the Poo Lagoon. She raises money for kidney cancer research and lives in Columbus.
Genre: Horror comedy
Website: Dmguay.com

Megan Hart writes books. Some of them use bad words, but most of the other words are okay. Some of them hit bestseller lists and win awards and some don’t, but that’s the way it goes. She writes a little bit of everything from horror to romance, though she’s best known for writing steamy fiction that sometimes makes you cry. Her speculative titles include The Resurrected, Black Wings, and Little Secrets.
Genres: Horror, Speculative, Romance
Website: MeganHart.com

John Kachuba is the award-winning author of twelve books of fiction and nonfiction. His fiction includes two novels: Dark Entry, a paranormal novel, and The Savage Apostle, historical fiction. He has also published a two-volume collection of short stories, titled There Comes a Season. His book Shapeshifters: A History, was a finalist in the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Nonfiction.
Genres: non-fiction, paranormal
Website: johnkachuba.com

Mary Leoson is a Pushcart Nominee who specializes in literary horror fiction. Her writing has been featured in the The Lost Librarian’s Grave Anthology, Free Spirit Historic Tales Anthology, HWA’s Of Horror and Hope Anthology, Castabout’s Halloween Anthology, and various literary magazines such as Coffin Bell JournalUntoward Magazine, and Underwood Press’ Horror Journal, Black Works. Leoson holds an MFA in Fiction, an MA in English, and an MS in Psychology. When she’s not writing about ghosts, she teaches psychology, literature, film, creative writing, and composition at the college level and in the community. Website: www.maryleoson.com 

Authors M-Z

E. F. Schraeder is the author of Liar: Memoir of a Haunting, the story collection Ghastly Tales of Gaiety and Greed: Unauthorized and Haunted Cedar Point. A semi-finalist in Headmistress Press’ 2019 Charlotte Mew Chapbook Contest, Schraeder is also the author of two poetry chapbooks.
Genres: Poetry, fiction
Website: EFSchraeder.com

Rami Ungar lives and writes in Columbus, Ohio. He is the author of Snake, Agoraphobia, Mother of the King, and one collection of short stories. His stories have appeared in other publications here and there. Rose, his first novel with Castrum Press, was released June 21st, 2019.

Genres: Horror, fantasy
Website: RamiUngarTheWriter.com

David Williams is Ohio born and bred. He received an undergraduate degree from WSU in Creative Writing. He lives in Columbus and he writes about food, drink, and culture and creates the Exhuming the Bones podcast with fellow Ohio HWA members Mary Leoson and Kelly Griffiths.
Genres: Poetry, horror, podcasting.

Jason A. Wyckoff is the author of two short story collections published by Tartarus Press, Black Horse and other Strange Stories (2012) and The Hidden Back Room (2016). He lives in Columbus.
Genres:  Horror, Weird Fiction Website:  jasonawyckoff.weebly.com