Our Authors

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Over the years, many authors and artists have contributed to the Chiaroscuro. This is a listing of the more recent contributors.


Camille Alexa's collection of fiction and poetry, Push of the Sky, earned a starred review in Publishers Weekly and was a finalist for the Endeavour Award. She loves cool sunny mornings and hot running water, and hates the thought nuclear winter would deprive her of both. More information at http://camillealexa.com.



Alma Alexander's life so far has prepared her very well for her chosen career. She was born in a country which no longer exists on the maps, has lived and worked in seven countries on four continents (and in cyberspace!), has climbed mountains, dived in coral reefs, flown small planes, swum with dolphins, touched two-thousand-year-old tiles in a gate out of Babylon. She is a novelist, anthologist and short story writer who currently shares her life between the Pacific Northwest of the USA (where she lives with her husband and two cats) and the wonderful fantasy worlds of her own imagination.

Alma Alexander portrait


Maria Alexander is a recovering blond who lives in Los Angeles with three ungrateful cats, a pervasive sense of doom, and a purse named Trog. By day, she writes for Disney. By night, she pursues an advanced degree in snarkiology. You can read more about her published work and other shenanigans at www.mariaalexander.net.


A punk rock musician (if that is not an oxymoron) throughout the '80s, Jim Algie has worked as a writer and editor based in Bangkok since 1992. His features and short stories have been published in magazines around the world and included in anthologies like the Bram Stoker-winning Extremes 2: Fantasy and Horror from the Ends of the Earth. Wet Nightmares is a retitled and revamped version of a second-prize winner in the Chiaroscuro contest of 2002, which will be included in an upcoming collection of his short fiction. Algie's latest book is the non-fiction collection Bizarre Thailand: Tales of Crime, Sex and Black Magic (Marshall Cavendish, 2010).



Colleen Anderson has published nearly 200 pieces of fiction and poetry in such places as Chilling Tales, Evolve, Horror Library and Cemetery Dance. She has been poetry editor for the Chizine, host of the Vancouver ChiSeries, co-editor for Tessearcts 17 and The Playground of Lost Toys, as well as a freelance copyeditor. She has been twice nominated for the Aurora Award, received honorable mentions in the Year’s Best anthologies and been reprinted in Imaginarium and Best of Horror Library (forthcoming). New works for 2015 are in Nameless, Second Contact, Our World of Horror, OnSpec, Polu Texni and Exile Book of New Canadian Noir.


Arlene Ang is the author of four poetry collections, the most recent being a collaborative work with Valerie Fox, Bundles of Letters Including A, V and Epsilon (Texture Press, 2008). She lives in Spinea, Italy where she serves as staff editor for The Pedestal Magazine and Press 1. More of her work may be viewed at www.leafscape.org.


Joel Arnold's writing has appeared in dozens of publications, with work accepted by such venues as Weird Tales, Cemetery Dance and Gothic.net. Many of his short stories are available as free podcasts at Pseudopod.org, and his short story collections and novels are available for the Kindle and other ereaders. He recently received a 2010 Minnesota Artists Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, as well as a 2010 Gulliver Travel and Research Grant.



Michael Aronovitz’s first collection Seven Deadly Pleasures was published by Hippocampus Press in 2009, and his debut novel  Alice Walks is coming out through Centipede Press in June of this year.  Aronovitz has his short story, “The Girl Between the Slats” appearing in S.T. Joshi’s  Searchers After Horror Anthology later in 2013, and his short ghost story, “How Bria Died” was featured in Paula Guran’s The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror, 2011.  Aronovitz has published short fiction in Weird Tales, The Weird Fiction Review, Polluto, Kaleidotrope, Nameless (coming soon), Black Petals, The University of Tampa Press, Philly Fiction, Demon Minds, Metal Scratches, Death Head Grin, Schlock Webzine, Lost Souls, The Turks Head Review, Fiction on the Web, and many others.  Michael Aronovitz is a Professor of English and lives with his wife Kim and their son Max in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.