All American Horror of the 21st Century: The First Decade, 2000 - 2010, edited by Mort Castle
The book compiles the best short horror fiction published by magazines, anthologies, and web sites spanning the years 2000 – 2010. This prodigious collection is truly one-of-a-kind. It includes stories from National Book Award nominee Dan Chaon, rising-horror-star Jeff Jacobson, Bram Stoker Award-winner John Everson, World Fantasy Award winner Andy Duncan, and New York Times-bestselling author Tom Monteleone, among other worthies. These stories deal with “uniquely American” themes and subjects, and are written in an equally unique “American style.”
Editor Mort Castle is an award-winning author and writing teacher. He is author of seven novels, four fiction collections, and over 500 shorter works. Castle edited On Writing Horror, the essential reference work for authors in the dark genre. He teaches creative writing at Columbia College Chicago.
Sam Weller is the authorized biographer of literary legend Ray Bradbury. The Bradbury Chronicles (Morrow, 2005) was a Los Angeles Times bestseller and a Bram Stoker Award finalist. Weller is the author and editor of several books, and his work has appeared in the Paris Review, NPR All Thing Considered, and Tales from the Dim Unknown. He is associate professor of Fiction Writing at Columbia College Chicago.
Wayne Allen Sallee is a multiple Bram Stoker Award nominee, and author of the novel The Holy Terror and the collection Wounds Still Wet (both Crossroads, 2011). He lives in the Chicago area.
Jay Bonansinga is the award-winning author of fourteen books. His novel Frozen (Pinnacle, 2005) was a national New York Times bestseller. He is the author of a trilogy of original zombie novels inspired by Robert Kirkman's graphic novel The Walking Dead from St. Martin's Press. He lives in Evanston, where he is visiting professor of Creative Writing at Northwestern University.
Jeff Jacobson is author of Wormfood (Medallion Press, 2010) and Foodchain (Five Star Mystery Press, 2010). He teaches fiction writing and screenwriting at Columbia College Chicago.
John Everson is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of several novels and short story collections. His latest novel is Violent Eyes (Samhain Publishing, 2013). He lives in Naperville, IL with a cockatoo and a cockatiel and a vast collection of horror memorabilia.