Matthew Staggs

Matt graduated from the University of Arizona, and currently resides in Dallas, TX, working in the fidelity insurance industry. He is married and has two young daughters, and writes when he is not too tired from chasing them around. He has been previously published in the anthology “Pulp!,” as well as the occasional flash fiction website.

Curtis Collins

Other than being an occasional backpacker and a motivational speaker, Curtis Collins is a lifelong fan of books, films, and anything that involves pop culture. He regularly finds time during each trip to get to know locals and sees it as an opportunity to embrace a city’s culture. A couple of Curtis’ future plans are to visit every country and conquer his fear of wasps.

Ty Black

Ty Black is the pen name of a former good guy turned professional supervillain. Outside of writing, his interests include weather control, mechanical arachnids, spending time with his wife, and inducing the apocalypse. He splits his time between a small Atlantic Canadian fishing village and his arctic lair.

His website is and you can follow him on Twitter @TyBlackATTACK

David Castlewitz

After a long and successful career as a software developer and technical architect, David has turned to a first love: SF, fantasy, and magical realism.

He’s published stories in Weirdyear, Farther Stars Than These, Fast Forward Festival, Encounters and other online as well as print magazines. Visit his web site: to learn more and for links to his Kindle books on Amazon.

Works Published By Dark Futures
Smells, August 2015

Patrick W. Marsh

Patrick W. Marsh is an award winning writer, blogger, and editor from Minneapolis, Minnesota. His poems and short stories have appeared in Calliope, Dagda Publishing, Parachutes, The Coon Rapids Review, The Quail Bell Quarterly, Under Construction, Calamities Press, Realities, and others. His debut novel Beware the Ills was published in July 2013. His second novel The Greenland Diaries: Days 1 – 100  was published in October 2014. He is currently working on the sequel to The Greenland Diaries: Days 101 – 200 set to be released in Fall 2015, along with the sequel Beware the Ills entitled This Living Cage, which is due to be released in Winter 2016.

Ryan James Black

Ryan James Black was born and raised on the frozen flatlands of Manitoba, Canada, where he still lives today with his wife, daughter, and wide assortment of mythical creatures.

Works Published By Dark Futures
Bobsolete, April 2015

Wendy Van Camp

Wendy Van Camp is the writer behind No Wasted Ink, a blog about the craft of writing, featuring author interviews. book reviews and Scifaiku poetry. She makes her home in Southern California with her husband. Wendy enjoys travel, bicycling, gourmet cooking and gemology. Her work has appeared in literary and science fiction magazines such as “Shadows Express”, “Quantum Visions”, “Serendipity”, and “Far Horizons”.  Her first Amazon ebook is a regency romance entitled: “The Curate’s Brother: A Jane Austen Variation of Persuasion”.

Jamie Rand

Jamie Rand served in the Marine Corps infantry from 2001 to 2007 and holds an MFA in Fiction from Virginia Tech. He has work previously published in the journals Blood Lotus, Annalemma, Carte Blanche, Absinthe Revival, and O-Dark-Thirty, along with stories in the anthologies Specter Spectacular and Best New Writing 2011.


Works Published by Dark Futures
The Elders of the House, Sepember 2014

Roy C Booth

Roy C. Booth is a published author, comedian, poet, journalist, essayist, screenwriter, and internationally awarded playwright with nearly 60 plays published (Samuel French, Heuer, et al) with 775+ productions worldwide in 28 countries in ten languages. Also known for collaborations with R Thomas Riley, Brian Keene, Eric M. Heideman, William F. Wu, and others (along with his presence on the regional convention circuit), Roy hails from Bemidji, MN where he also manages Roy’s Comics & Games. Roy can be found on Facebook, and his work can be seen at Samuel French, Heuer Publications, on Amazon, and elsewhere.

Works Published By Dark Futures
Car Wrecks (with Nicholas Johnson), June 2014