Specters and Contributors
Issue Twenty Contributors
Laila Amado writes in her second language and lives in her fourth country. She is a researcher, a mother, a writer, and an adventurer, not necessarily in this order. Her stories have appeared in 365 Tomorrows, 101 Fiction, Enchanted Conversation Magazine, Gyroscope Review, and other publications. You can find her on Twitter at @onbonbon7
Genelle Chaconas is nonbinary gendered, queer, an abuse survivor, has mood disorders, and feels proud. They earned a BA in Creative Writing from CSUS in 2009, an MFA in Writing & Poetics from Naropa University in 2015, and 50k of debt. They never learned to ‘photograph’ but take photos. They've been published lots but don't namedrop. Their chapbooks include Fallout Saints and Dirty Pictures (little m press, 2011) and Yet Wave (the Lune, 2017). They serve as head editor for HockSpitSlurp Literary Magazine. They enjoy scifi and gangster flix, drone/noise/industrial music, and long walks off short piers.
Willow Croft is a freelance writer and poet who currently lives in the high desert but dreams of a home by a tumultuous ocean. When not writing, she cares for her rescued stray calico and two very fat TNR feral cats. Visit her at http://willowcroft.blog, or on Twitter: @willowcroft16 (https://twitter.com/WillowCroft16).
Keith Mark Gaboury earned a M.F.A. in creative writing from Emerson College. His poems have appeared in such publications as Poetry Quarterly, New Millennium Writings, and Eclectica. Keith is a Pushcart-nominated poet, preschool teacher, and avid runner in Oakland, California. Learn more at www.keithmgaboury.com.
Cathal Gunning is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the 'Cold Coffee Stand' (www.coldcoffeestand.wordpress.com). His poetry has been published in The Rose Magazine, Lonesome October Lit, and Lagan Online and his fiction has been published (or is forthcoming) in Tales From the Forest, The Honest Ulsterman, The Cabinet of Heed, The Runt, Snakes of Various Consistency, The Weary Blues, HCE Review, TRAIN, Funicular, The Occulum, Sleaze Magazine, and the collection 'From the Candystore to the Galtymore'. His debut novel 'Innocents' was published by Solstice in 2017.
M. Irene Hill lives on the Canadian Prairies doing good things and growing her cat collection. Her stories and poetry have been published in print anthologies and online at 365 Tomorrows, Flash Fiction Magazine, Speculative 66 and Poetry Soup, with an upcoming bite-sized flash in Serious Flash Fiction. Follow her on Twitter @_Irene_Dreams_
William Landis ia an 8-foot-tall 350 pound male. Every month he personally pays the gas bill to keep the heat on in hell. He burned Joan of Arcadia at the stake using the same bic lighter she used at the Salem witch trials. He single handily built the Pyramids using a shovel. He proofread the constitution for Thomas Jefferson, and thought it was his best work of satire.
Andy Myers is a London based writer whose work has won or been shortlisted for various literary prizes such as Momaya, Dark Tales, and Hammond House International Literary Prize. His short fiction has appeared in such publications as 101Fiction.com and the British Fantasy Society Newsletter. The Ides, his YA science fiction novel, published under the pen name A.N. Myers, is currently available on Amazon and through his website www.anmyers.com. He is a member of Clockhouse London Writers.
Len Saculla lives in London, UK. He has been a Pushcart Nominee. He has previously been published in British publications such as "Theaker's Quarterly", "BFS Journal", "Unspoken Water" and "Wordland"; as well as several American anthologies form Kind of a Hurricane Press. He is delighted to tell everyone that he has previously appeared in five issues of “Speculative 66”, with his most recent being “Out For The Count” in issue 17.
Thomas Tilton's fiction and poetry have appeared in several places online and in print, including 365 Tomorrows, Disturbed Digest, Scifaikuest, and Star*Line. This is his fourth appearance in Speculative 66. A native Texan, he now resides in Michigan with his wife, son, and two dogs. Reach him at email@example.com
Liz Tuckwell has an identical twin sister and has lived in London for most of her life. She’s had a story published in the MSCI:Magic Crime Scene Anthology and stories published in 101 fiction. A new story will be out in the Short Sharp Shocks horror series by Demain Publishing on 29 March. You can follow Liz @LizTuckwell1.
*Some bios have been edited due to length. Please see Issue 20's contributor pages for full bios.