On this page you will find the contact details and a short biography of any contributors who wish to be included on the list. I hope that in time this may prove to be a valuable resource for those who wish to find others to colaborate on projects with them. Contributors are listed in the order they joined forces with the Ethereal Tales, many have contributed more than once so if you are looking for someone in a recent copy and can't find them near the end of the list try looking futher back for them.

To contact me on official zine business or with zine enquiries click here and use the contact form. To contact me personally or as a writer use the address below.

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Teresa Ford

(aka The Editor)

(aka Raven)

I enjoy writing prose and poems on a variety of fiction subjects with my favourite being vampires. I have had a few stories printed online and in the magazine Crimson which was produced by Thee Vampire Guild (no longer running). I created this zine to be able to enjoy the writing and artwork of others as well as to make contact with others who enjoy the same subjects as me.

Daevid Ford

A talented friend of mine who has kindly allowed me to use his pieces of artwork on the front covers of all Ethereal Tales issues so far published

Messages can be sent to me at
to pass

on to him for the moment


(aka Luner)

A traditional illustrator in the main I also create computer generated works.

Wayne Sharrocks

I juggle my time between working at the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary/Birds-of-Prey Centre with penning dark psychological thrillers.
In 2005 I was fortunate enough to secure a three-book paperback deal with Pegasus Publishers. My debut novel 'Redemption' was published 21/01/06
, with the sequel 'Dominion' following on 08/10/07.
For more information about Wayne and his books click HERE

Andrew M. Boylan

(aka Taliesin_ttlg)

I created the regularly updated review blog “Taliesin Meets the Vampires.” I also provide a column and other content for the podcast the Frequency of Fear. I have also written a vampire genre novella entitled “Behind the Masque” which is freely available in electronic format and "Concilium Sanguinarius", the first book in my Books of the Velvet series.
For more information about Andrew, his book and other projects click HERE
Eternity Valette
I am a student who looks for any reason to not do my degree. Writing is by far the most fun!
Eric S. Brown

Eric S Brown is a zombie writer and comic columnist, living in NC. He is the author of the upcoming Season of Rot (from Permuted Press) and Unabridged, Unabashed, and Undead: The Best of Eric S Brown (from Library of the Living Dead Books), both due out in 2009. Some of his past books include Cobble, Zombies II: Inhuman, The Queen, The Wave, Waking Nightmares, Dying Days, Madmen's Dreams, and the chapbooks Bad Mojo, Zombies: The War Stories, Flashes of Death, Still Dead, Viruses and Vamps, and Blood Rain among others. His short fiction has been published hundreds of times in markets like The Undead anthology series, Where have all the Good Zombies Gone, Zombology, and in magazines like Dark Wisdom and many others.
Michael A. Kechula
Michael A. Kechula is a retired tech writer. His fiction has won first place in seven contests and placed in six others. He’s also won Editor’s Choice awards four times. His stories have been published by 127 magazines and anthologies in Australia, Canada, England, India, Scotland, and US. He’s authored a book of flash and micro-fiction stories: “A Full Deck of Zombies--61 Speculative Fiction Tales.” eBook available at and Paperback available at

Jonathan J. Schlosser
Jonathan J. Schlosser first discovered horror through The Bachman Books, which, of course, turned out to be written by Stephen King. He has been writing horror, fantasy, and science fiction for a little over a year, in which time he has published eighteen short stories. He is currently working on two novels and is putting together the Candlelight anthology series. He lives in Grand Rapids.
You can visit his website at
Andrew Hawnt
Music journalist, author, musician, goth/metal DJ, SF and fantasy addict. Feel free to get in touch!
You can find out more, and contact him here
C.J. Carter-Stephenson

Everything you could possibly want to know (& more) on show at -

Alan Lawson

Alan lives and works in Whitby, North Yorkshire, the spiritual home of vampires and pirates. Having worked as a clinical hypnotherapist for many years and as a writer and editor, he loves to work with words, especially when they can be persuaded to join together and make sense. Alan's novels can be found at
Graphic designer, illustrator and dark artist Helen Bainbridge, otherwise known as Goth-Alice. You can find out more about Helen and her art here at
Her artwork is available via her website and also on items at

Cute 'N' Creepy
Chris Bell
Otherworld Illustrations
"Since my earliest memory, I have had a pencil or pen in my hand. Dreaming medieval,Gothic and fantastical tales,the mythical world has always been close to me and my art."
Chris lives and works in the Potteries,Stoke-on-Trent with his partner,cats,dogs,chickens and rabbits!

His artwork is available via his Otherworld-Illustrations site
and also on items at
Cute 'N' Creepy
Lady Marion Blackrose
I'm a single mom, who writes poetry and faerie tales.I'm originally from Florida.I like being myself

Glynn Barrass
Glynn lives in the North East of England and has been writing since late 2006. He likes graveyards more than he likes shopping centers, and finds the people there far more amenable. His work has been published in a number of magazines and anthologies including ‘Bound For Evil,' ‘Murky Depths,’ ’ ‘Tales of the Talisman,’ and ‘The Yellow Sign.’ He is also the author of the apocalyptic zombie novella, “The King of Deadtown,”available from bookstores and the publisher, Dead Letter Press.He shares his home with his cat Sisko, and a few friendly ghosts he’s met over the years.
Amelia Goodwin

Creator of
'Solitude' - Issue Two

Writer of 'Snow' - Issue Three
Jason V. Brock
Jason V Brock is an award-winning writer, filmmaker, composer and artist, and has been published internationally in Dark Scribe Press’s Butcher Knives & Body Counts [anthology]; Dark Discoveries; Animal Magnetism [anthology]; Calliope; Ethereal Tales; The Bleeding Edge [anthology] and several others. He is Art Director/Managing Editor for Dark Discoveries Magazine.
A filmmaker, his films include the documentaries Charles Beaumont: The Short Life of Twilight Zone’s Magic Man; The AckerMonster Chronicles, and Image, Reflection, Shadow: Artists of the Fantastic. Composer/guitarist for ChiaroscurO. Loves his wife, Sunni, reptiles/amphibians and vegan/vegetarianism.
Visit his website at
Suzanne Jackson

Writer of
'Tradition' - Issue Two

and 'Believe' - Issue Three
Writer of
'The Crowning of Nature' - Issue Two
Michael Fontana

Michael lives in northwest Arkansas, USA, and works for a community mental health center.
His writing appears in a number of publications.
Matt Betts
Matt Betts is a former radio personality and reporter. His writing appears in
numerous publications including Weird Tales, Kaleidotrope, A Thousand Faces
and the Triangulation: Taking Flight anthology. He can be found on the Web at
Ana Héau

Ana Heau is French, of Serbian descent, and lives in London, just to make it that little bit more interesting.
She likes to think of herself as a multi-functional artist, although not usually in the third person.
She is equally untrained in the art of illustration as that of creative writing, yet finds the nerve to work on her own illustrated story, a preview of which can be found on her website:
However, if you find yourself in need of gorgeously original bespoke clothing, she's your girl!
Alan Loewen

Alan Loewen lives in the United States with his wife and three sons near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania along with a Sheltie named Socrates, a homicidal parrot called “The Death Chicken,” and way too many cats. You can follow Alan’s continual adventures in writing at
Josie Gowler

Josie Gowler lives in Cambridgeshire and specialises in weird tales set in the East Anglian Fens and science fiction & fantasy short stories; sometimes these overlap. 

She's currently working on a trashy coming-of-age space opera.
Mike Phillips
Mike Phillips grew up on a small farm in West Michigan. In addition to hard work and responsibility, his father gave him a very special gift. Each year during summer vacation, the television, affectionately referred to as “The Idiot Box”, was turned off. This meant that when not tending sheep, mending fences, gardening, building furniture, chopping wood, or goofing off, Mike’s summers were spent reading. In memory of all the wonderful stories and things he didn’t understand at the time, Mike hopes that through his writing he can, in some small way, share this gift with others.
Kevin Joseph
Kevin Joseph is a part time writer, full time dreamer, often time clown. He likes many fantasy works, but feels that if Neil Gaiman or Douglas Adams wrote it, it is perfect. No exceptions.
Sarah Deckard
I have a degree in English. My poems and short stories have been published over a dozen times in magazines and anthologies such as Transcendent Visions, Kinships, Minas Tirith, Evening Star: The Journal of the American Tolkien Society, With Flute and Drum and Pen, Best Poets of 1998, Northern Stars Magazine, Children, Churches, and Daddies, Twisted Tongue Magazine, and Dark Distortions. I recently published a compilation of short stories entitled Tapestry of Tales: Classic Fairy Tales Retold.
Alice M. Roelke
I am the very model of a modern... wait.
Elizabeth Inglee
Elizabeth Inglee was born near Boston and lives in Wilmington Delaware. When she lived in Massachusetts she used to drive over the Tobin Bridge often. She works at a job that gives her time to let her mind wander. She loves folklore and history and helps manage a flock of Historic Rare Breed Sheep for a local museum. She’s been writing since the year 2000. This is her first published work and she is over the moon about it. This story was written for Kate who loves Tengu.
Holly Day

Writer of
'The Healing Process' - Issue Three.

Razz is a traditional media artist and cartoonist. Hobbies include reading, writing, drawing, and breathing. You can learn more about her by saying her name thirteen times in a dark room...or by visiting her website.
Leon Atkinson

I am a self taught artist. I love fantasy, nature and gothic themes.

See more of his art here

Lloyd Poast
Writer of 'Angelina' - Issue Four
Brandon Ebinger
Brandon lives outside New Orleans and is active in the goth/steampunk scene. He plays too many video games and dreams of Halloween all year long.
Naomi Clark

Writer of 'Burned' - Issue Four

'Happy Anniversary' - Issue Five
Heather Kuehl
Heather Kuehl is a writer of horror, fantasy, and the occasional science fiction. More about her can be found at
Gary Budgen
Gary Budgen grew up in London where he still lives. He has had stories published in Interzone, Scheherzade, Dark Horizons and Focus
K. Sheehan
Writer of 'Scales' - Issue Four
Ellen Harvey
Ellen Harvey is currently a Creative Writing major at Queensland University of Technology in Australia. She predominantly writes speculative fiction (sci-fi/fantasy genres) for young adults and always has a million projects on the go. The most recent project is planning and writing a fictional blog, Shattered, which begins in November 2009 at
A.J. Cooper
Andrew James Cooper enjoys fantasy fiction of all kinds but his favorite genre is sword and sorcery. His work has appeared in a number of magazines such as Mindflights and Abandoned Towers. Stay tuned to his blog at to hear news about his upcoming novel.
Kevin Vorshak
Kevin Vorshak is a part-time writer from Ohio. He writes mostly science fiction, fantasy and horror; and occasionally dabbles in poetry. Like many writers, he hopes to one day be able to work his craft full-time. When not writing or working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, two poodles and his fish.
David Perlmutter
I am an emerging science fiction and fantasy writer who has just begun getting acceptances for my work.
Anna Sykora

Anna Sykora has been an attorney in New York and a teacher of English in Germany, where she resides with her patient husband and three enormous Forest Cats. To date she has placed 90 tales in the small press or on the web, and 163 poems.
Writing is her joy.
Paul Malone
Paul is from Australia but now lives with his family in Vienna, Austria. Switching countries and languages is what Paul believes prompted him to start writing. He tries to infuse into his stories the fresh perspective and conflicting emotions that he has experienced living abroad. His stories have appeared in Everyday Weirdness, Alien Skin, Flash Magazine, 50 to 1, Static Movement, Moon Drenched Fables and the Specusphere.
After many adventures across the country and a successful run as a graphic designer, Lily decided to return to Winnipeg and plot her next move. While she has never packed a gun, she has been known to use her sharp wit with deadly accuracy.With several publications, you never know what may emerge next from this tough as nails Canadian while she explores the world of dark fiction.
Visit her website or blog for more information.
J.S Watts
J.S.Watts lives and writes in the flatlands of East Anglia. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in a diversity of print and online magazines in Britain and abroad. You can find her on Facebook at
S L Kelly
Although born in the grim north, S L Kelly now lives and works in Cambridge. She lives in a house with other people and enjoys a veriety of past times, none of which can be mentioned here.
R J Payne
R J Payne is a fantasy fiction writer based in Cambridge, England. She is a member of CWIL and Different Star. Keep up with her work on Different Star's Facebook page or follow her on Twitter @rebeccajpayne.
James Hayward
Writer of 'The Man Who Was Fished' - Issue Six
Patrick MacPhee

Patrick is a teacher, husband, and father in Ontario, Canada.
Chris Castle
Chris has sent work out and been accepted numerous times; influences include Ray Carver and Stephen King.
Leila Anani

Writer of 'Strange Reflection' - Issue Six

Suffolk shop assistant in love with words and dreaming of far flung worlds peopled with twisted gothic characters.
Yolanda Sfetsos
Yolanda lives in Sydney, Australia with her small family. She loves to write, read, go for walks, and enjoys treading close to the side of darkness… but only in fiction, of course.
Sascha Cooper
Sascha Cooper is a professional performer, psychic reader, writer and gothic make up artist living in Brighton. She has 5 pieces of work published ranging from poetry to short stories. Her writing blog can be found at
RG Daubney
A writer of little fame or consequence- as yet
Vonnie Winslow Crist

Vonnie Winslow Crist writes a column for "Harford's Heart Magazine," illustrates for "The Vegetarian Journal," edits "The Gunpowder Review," and teaches creative writing for Harford Community College. Recently, her writing appeared in "Cemetary Moon," "Ensorcelled Magazine,", "Tales of the Talisman," and "ENG-Zine."

For more information see her website:

John Ayliff
John Ayliff lives in Cambridge, England and is a writer in the computer games industry. His stories have appeared in Flashes in the Dark and The Absent Willow Review.
Lee Clark Zumpe
After earning his BA in English at the University of South Florida, Lee Clark Zumpe began working with Tampa Bay Newspapers as a proofreader. In addition to his responsibilities in the editorial and production departments, Lee is now the publisher’s chief entertainment columnist. His nights are consumed with the invocation of ancient nightmares, each dutifully bound in works of fiction and poetry. His short stories and poetry have appeared in a variety of publications such as Weird Tales, Space and Time and Dark Wisdom and in the anthologies Horrors Beyond, Corpse Blossoms, High Seas Cthulhu, Abominations, Withersin’s Unkindness and Grants Pass.
Jessy Marie Roberts
Jessy Marie Roberts lives with her husband and two dogs, Tucker and Snags, in Western Nebraska. She grew up in Morgan Hill, California.
Paul Newman
Paul Newman lives in California with his wife and daughter. He sleeps with the closet light on and a cricket bat next to the bed… just in case.

You can find more of his stories at

Robert William Shmigelsky
Robert is an aspiring fantasy writer taking English courses at Okanagan College to try to improve his writing. Besides reading and writing, some of his hobbies include computers and history. He has a dry sense of humour, which he blames his stepfather for. Also, he has a habit of making history jokes no one but him understands. He is currently working as a certified care aide in beautiful British Columbia to support his writing.
Emma Kathryn

Emma Kathryn is a very small writer with a huge imagination!

Pop along to her blog at:
Robert Essig

On his spare time, when not sweating his life away painting houses, Robert enjoys his family, a good horror anthology, old vinyl records, whiskey, and writing (not necessarily in that order). His work has been published in many magazines and anthologies including Abaculus III, Zombonauts, Vicious Verses and Reanimated Rhymes, and Cemetery Moon. Drop by his website:

J. N. Thorpe

I write fantasy, sci-fi and horror, but also more literary fiction as well as poetry (sometimes). I'm a huge fan of H.P. Lovecraft, whose stories inspired me to become a writer myself. I also enjoy sketching and painting, and play the bass guitar - sometimes quite well. If I ever become a rich and successful author, I'd like to build my own airship. Oh, and I'm 36, married and I live in Cambridge, in the UK, and both my cats are powerful sorcerers...
James Rawbone
James Rawbone was born in 1977 and is still not dead. He works with people who routinely hold conversations with their shoes, and so everyday life has a slightly surreal tinge to it. He lives in the North Downs in Kent and will do almost anything to avoid work.
Mark Pexton

Artist and creator of 'Priest'
illustration for 'The Butterfly on a Wheel - Part 2'

To see more of his work go to
some of which can also be found
on items for sale here

James McCormick
I am a college lecturer from the UK and have had some professional successes to date, including short stories published in SF continuum, Tales of the Talisman and Jupiter SF. I have also had a novella, Sundown, published by Hellbound as part of their "It Came from the Cinema" anthology.
Trisha Wolfe
I am a stay at home Mom of one handsome son. Fell in love with writing at age 14 and have earned an outstanding acheivement award. My short story Redemption was currently published in the Crows Nest Magazine and I have just completed my first Young Adult novel and hope to see it in print one day.
Clarise Samuels
Clarise Samuels is a Montreal writer who has published poetry, fiction, articles, and book reviews.  Her short fiction has appeared in The Wry Writer, Bewildering Stories, Melusine or Woman of the 21st Century, The Short Humour Site, Werewolf Magazine, and others. Her first novel, which is about the Norse goddess Brynhild, is presently being serialized in a British literary journal. She is the author of a collection of poetry, available through Amazon, and her scholarly tome on the poetry of German poet Paul Celan is available at major university libraries.
Peter Simon
Peter Simon is a British social support worker. He has published many sci-fi and fantasy stories, and is currently working on a novel.
Sally Startup
Sally Startup lives in the south of England. She was a professional medical herbalist until 2002, when she chose to concentrate on writing. She runs her own publishing company, Bees’ Nest Books, and an occasional book stall.
Andrew Stockton
More used to writing stories and ripping them up than writing and submitting, I’ve decided to stop being such an idiot and go for it. Soon to be published in Dark Tales magazine, hopefully more will follow. Loves: family, writing, music and soccer. Hates: intolerance, bigotry and parsnips. Otherwise, fairly normal, on the outside anyway, I can’t answer for anything that goes on inside my head.
Kirstyanne Ross
I am a 25 year old happy person who spends half my time living in the city and the rest living in my head.
Maria Mitchell
Maria Mitchell is a writer and illustrator of speculative fiction, composes music for piano, and lives in California.
Christine E. Schulze
Christine E. Schulze has been creating books since she was too young to even write them in words. She hopes to inspire readers throughout the world with her writings. Christine has published several stories with Calliope and Kalkion and is an active member of the WEbook online writing community. She has also published several Christian/fantasy books available at various online retailers, and several eBooks via Writers-Exchange. Her latest and most exciting venture is publishing her novel Bloodmaiden with Old Line Publishing. Christine currently lives in Shiloh, Illinois with her Mom, three dogs and a rabbit.
Louis K. Lowy
A former firefighter, he is the recipient of a State of Florida Individual Artist Fellowship. His work has appeared in Coral Living Magazine, New Plains Review, Merge, The Florida Book Review, and Cartier Street Review. His humor poem “Poetry Workshop” was the second place winner of Winning Writers Wergle Flomp Contest. He is working towards his MFA in creative writing at Florida International University and is on the staff of Gulf Stream, the University's literary journal.
Jan Edwards

Born of mixed Welsh/English/Scots heritage, Jan’s first job was as a bookseller for The Man Booker Prize instigator, Martin Goff. She became one of the first women qualified as a Master Locksmith before returning to her passion for books, obtaining a BA in English Literature. Jan is a past chair of both the British Fantasy Society and Fantasycon. Her short fiction, poetry, interviews and reviews have appeared in publications as varied as The Mammoth Book Of Dracula, Dark Horizons, Starburst, Visionary Tongue and Kennels and Cats Monthly. Jan lives near the Peak District National Park with her husband, Peter, and the obligatory cats.

Richard Keane

Richard's story 'An Angel's Christmas'
appears in Issue Nine
Allen Kopp
Allen Kopp lives in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, with his two cats, Tuffy and Cody. His fiction has been published or is forthcoming in Foliate Oak Literary Journal, Temenos, The Legendary, Danse Macabre, Bartleby-Snopes, Skive, Hoi-Polloi, Conceit Magazine, Dark and Dreary Magazine, A Twist of Noir, Sunken Lines, The Storyteller, The Bracelet Charm, The Ranfurly Review, Superstition Review, Short-Story.Me, Abandoned Towers Magazine, Scruffy Dog Review, Deadman’s Tome, Diverse Voices Quarterly, Black Lantern Publishing, Yesteryear Fiction, Best Genre Short Stories Anthology #1, Buzzard Picnic, Darkest Before the Dawn, Smash Cake Magazine, One the Journal, Midwest Literary Magazine and Short Story America.

Allen would welcome any visitors to his website at

MJ Wesolowski

MJ Wesolowski is a horror writer from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne who now lives in Lancashire with several animals.

Author of 'Black' - issue eight and 'Burh Gast' - issue ten.

Contact through the forum.

Christian Larsen
Christian A. Larsen is a high school English teacher and former Chicago radio personality. He has been published in Golden Visions Magazine, Static Movement, Lightning Flash, and House of Horror. He lives in Chicagoland with his wife and sons, who love watching the Twilight Zone and Night Gallery as much as he does.
Matthew Munson

I am a fledgling writer based in the UK and hope you like what you read!

Writer of Write or Die - Issue Ten

Reese Mills
Reese Mills (born Marisa Mills was born in Tennessee. She writes in a variety of genres, though she considers fantasy her favorite. In her spare time, she boxes, reads, and enjoys making sarcastic remarks.
John Pilkington

John is an artist/photographer and lives part of the year in France and the rest of the time in Essex from where he does Craft shows with his wife Cassie. In October 2009 he decided to return to his original love of drawing and immersed himself in the fantasy genre as a way of self healing.
The results are on his web site.

Becky Armstrong
Writer of 'The Autumn Dance' - Issue Ten
Poppy Alexander
Web designer and artist based in Lancashire. Illustrations for 'Write or Die' and Toby's Scarecrow' in Issue Ten
Jen White
I am an Australian writer of speculative fiction who has had stories published in various journals and anthologies including 'The Tangled Bank', 'Dead Red Heart', 'Bewere the Night', and 'Extinct Doesn't Mean Forever'.
Patrick Whittaker
Writer of 'Act of God' - Issue Eleven
Heather Smith
Heather Smith obtained a degree in English Literary Studies from York College of Pennsylvania in 2010. Her publication credits include several poems published in The Broadkill Review and The York Review, as well as an essay accepted by The Internet Review of Science Fiction (defunct) and a short story which will be appearing in the July 2011 issue of Morpheus Tales Magazine. Her erotic works can be found on various websites and in several anthologies under the pen name Heather Lin.
Joan Conklin
Joan Conklin is an idealist who seeks the truth with a religious fervor. She is a jester to the gods, a fool to the wise, and a bit of an eccentric to everyone else. She has the utmost respect for writers, because they are one of the few groups of people who aren't out to make money on other people's problems.
Fred Arcta
Fred Arcta enjoys reading horror and writing. One dark and stormy night he came up with the novel idea of writing horror stories and has been at it since.
Jessica McHugh
Jessica McHugh is an author of speculative fiction that spans the genre from horror and alternate history to epic fantasy. A prolific writer, she has devoted herself to novels, short stories, novellas, and even playwriting. She has had eight books published in three years, including "Song of Eidolons", "The Sky: The World" and the first two installments in her "Tales of Dominhydor" series.

Contact Jessica through her website

or facebook page

Paris Elizabeth Sea
Paris Elizabeth Sea performs her work regularly in and around Montreal. Her poems have been broadcast on CBC Radio One, and published in Contemporary Verse 2, carte blanche, Literal World Magazine, Twigs and Leaves Volume II & III, Poets in the Griffintown Cultural Corridor and Referential Magazine. She won the CV2 2-day Poem Contest in 2010.


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