Welcome to the Horror Realm Convention site. September 18th - 20th 2009, Pittsburgh Pa.


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Library of the Living Dead,

Permuted Press,

Joseph Beth Booksellers,

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Authors are subject to change or cancellation.  Some authors may charge a fee for autographs.


Library of the Living Dead Authors

Paul McConnell began writing short stories for his mother at the tender age of six, and he’s been writing ever since. A huge fan of movies and books he spends a great deal of his time watching and reading. He’s as big of a fan as he is a writer. Paul lives in Fort Worth Texas with his wife Connie and his children Connor (who’ll be taking over the writing duties one day), Dana and Keeli. Oh, and his dog Tinkerbelle. Element {.245} is his baby, one that he hopes to take to HBO or the big screen. Paul teaches middle school English with the hopes that one day he’ll be able to write for a living. He currently has ten books finished with three more on the way. Keep an eye out, its going to be a fun ride.


Kody Boye began writing at the young age of seven, after a teacher inspired him to write what was truly on his mind. At the age of fourteen, his short stor, [A] Prom Queen's Revenge, was published in the Yellow Mama Webzine. Sine then, he's made several appearances in various magazines, webzines, anthologies and podcasts.

When not writing, Kody enjoys reading, watching movies, spending endless hours on the internet and thinking about what he could be writing.

You can visit him online at




Robert R. Best is the author of the short story anthology All Kinds Of Things Kill and has numerous upcoming projects. He lives in Missouri with his wife and cats. Please visit him on the web at http://www.robertrbest.com.


Rhiannon Frater works and lives in Austin, Texas. She became an Independent Author at the urging of her husband. The first novel in her zombie trilogy, As The World Dies: The First Days, has been very successful for an independently published book and has received praise from other writers in the genre.

/As The World Dies: Fighting to Survive,/ the second book in the trilogy, was released in March 2009. /As The World Dies: Siege/, the last book, will also be released in 2009. She looks forward to future projects with the Library of the Living Dead Press.

She loves reading, movies, gaming, and hanging out with friends and family when she’s not tapping away at her computer on her latest story. She also loves hearing from her fans and tries to respond to everyone who emails her.
To contact the author directly, email her at:
For more information on the author, her upcoming appearances, and her writing projects, check out her blog at:


Eric S Brown is the author of 13 books including Season of Rot (Permuted
Press), War of the Worlds Plus Blood, Guts, and Zombies (Coscom
Entertainment), and Unabridged, Unabashed, and Undead:  The Best of Eric S
Brown (Library of the Living Dead).  Some of his upcoming releases include
World War of the Dead and Bigfoot War.  He is also the editor of the
upcoming War Wolves anthology from the Library of the Living Dead press.
His short  fiction has been published hundreds of times, and he was
featured in Jonathan Maberry's book Zombie CSU.


Rob Fox lives in Mableton, GA (Just outside of Atlanta) with his wife, Darcy, their dog Tweek, and two cats Lasia, and Sticky.  Rob is Author of the Z Day is Here blog (located at www.zdayishere.blogspot.com), as well as the author of the forthcoming zombie novel also entitled Z Day is Here.  Rob has written a number of zombie and horror related short stories and is currently working on the follow up to the Z Day novel.  In his real life, he is a senior network engineer for a large software/hardware consulting company.  He enjoys spending time with his wife, playing Xbox 360 and watching horror movies.


Stephen A. North is the author of the zombie novel 'Dead Tide" and sci-fi/alien/apocalyptic novel 'Beneath the Mask.'   He is currently under contract with "Library of the Living Dead Press" for two additional novels. These include a sequel to the well selling "Dead Tide" and a co-authored book called "Barren Earth" with Eric S. Brown. His credits also include stories in "Zombology II - Return of the Reannimates" and "Zombology III - Tres Undead".  He has a BA in English Literature, and is a former Army Reservist.  He has a wife and daughter and lives in Florida.



Scott A. Johnson is the author of six fiction books, three books on true hauntings, and a plethora of short stories.  His most recent books include Library of Horror's City of Demons and Library of the Living Dead's re-release of Deadlands.  He is also the Paranormal Studies Editor for Dread Central (http://www.dreadcentral.com), a paranormal investigator, and all-around horror enthusiast.  To find out more about Scott, his writing, or his other activities, visit his web site at http://www.americanhorrorwriter.net



Derek J. Goodman is a horror, sci-fi, and fantasy writer.  His stories
have appeared in publications such as Nossa Morte, M-Brane SF, the
Dunesteef Audio Fiction magazine, and the upcoming Permuted Press release
Best New Tales of the Apocalypse.  His comedic horror novel The Apocalypse
Shift is now available from Library of Horror Press.  He currently lives
and writes in Wisconsin.







Appearing courtesy of Joseph Beth Booksellers

S.G. Browne is the author of Breathers: A Zombie's Lament, a dark comedy
about undeath through the eyes of an ordinary zombie.  He lives and writes
in San Francisco, CA.  (You can learn more about Breathers and zombie
support groups at



Appearing courtesy of Joseph Beth Booksellers

Jonathan Maberry
Multiple Bram Stoker Award winner
Author of PATIENT ZERO (St Martins Griffin) and ZOMBIE CSU (Citadel Press)






Appearing courtesy of Permuted Press


J.L. Bourne  was born in a small town in rural Arkansas and attempts to balance his time between being on active duty in the U.S. military and writing the sequel to Day by Day Armageddon.  He was the Permuted Press #1 bestseller for 2008 and has recently entered a deal with Pocket Books, a division of Simon & Schuster for a 50,000 book print run for Day by Day Armageddon.


He can be reached at the below online data nodes until the servers rust out of post-apocalyptic existence.






Kim Paffenroth is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Iona College, and the author of several books on the Bible and theology. He has received degrees from St. John's College (Annapolis, MD), Harvard Divinity School, and the University of Notre Dame. His contributions in the field of horror writing include Gospel of the Living Dead: George Romero's Visions of Hell on Earth (Baylor, 2006) - WINNER, 2006 Bram Stoker Award; Dying to Live: A Novel of Life among the Undead (Permuted Press, 2007); History Is Dead: A Zombie Anthology (editor; Permuted Press, 2007); Orpheus and the Pearl (Magus Press, 2008); and Dying to Live: Life Sentence (Permuted Press, 2008). He lives in upstate New York with his wife and two children.



James Melzer is an author and podcaster from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His debut novel in a trilogy, Escape: A Zombie Chronicles Novel began as a free podcast in September of 2008. Two months later, all three books were purchased by Permuted Press with the first one coming to print in the Fall of 2009. Since then, the podcast version has seen more than 120,000 downloads and received the Dead Letter Award for Best Web Series: Written, from Mail Order Zombie. Melzer is an advocate of podcast fiction, Web 2.0 and social media. He is also the creator of an upcoming online audio book imprint. Visit him on the web at www.jamesmelzer.net









David Dunwoody is the author of the zombie novel Empire and the short story collection Dark Entities and has appeared in several print and online publications. Upcoming projects include Empire 2 and The Harvest Cycle, both from Permuted Press. Dave lives in Utah and can be visited on the Web at daviddunwoody.com.








Travis Adkins is author of * Twilight of the
*--which can be read free online--and *After Twilight: Walking with the Dead
*, and an editor and graphic designer for Permuted
, having worked on several projects including *The Undead Zombie Anthologies*,
* Day by Day Armageddon*,* The Morningstar Strain*, *Down the Road* and *Every Sigh, The End.










Z.A. Recht is an author living in West Virginia. His debut novel, Plague of the Dead: The Morningstar Strain, has proven popular in both the U.K. and in the United States. Following Plague of the Dead's success, he released a continuation of the story entitled Thunder and Ashes. He is hard at work on the third installment and expects to either finish it soon or die trying (and shortly thereafter, reanimate.) He enjoys reading pulp fiction novels and is an amateur historian. Z.A. Recht's books are published through Permuted Press and can be found both online and in traditional booksellers such as amazon.com, Borders Bookstores, and Barnes and Noble.



D.L. Snell is tired from long nights writing. Permuted Press published his first novel ROSES OF BLOOD ON BARBWIRE VINES, which pits zombies against vampires. DEMON DAYS, his second novel, co-authored with screenwriter/producer Richard Finney, involves a journalist who uncovers a plot to trigger Armageddon after her fiancé endures a cryptic near-death experience.





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