Authors

Montag Press represents selected works by the following authors:

Gary Adler – Epocalypse Series (2016)

Gary Adler is a junior high math and science teacher in the Toronto District School Board.  Prior to that, he was a research scientist at Toronto General Hospital.  His publication titled, “Androgen Treatment Decreases Estrogen Receptor Binding in the Ventromedial Nucleus of the Rat Brain: A Quantitative in Vitro Analysis” can be perused in the journal Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences 5, 549-555(1994).

Carl Alves – Reconquest Mother Earth (2014)

Carl  is a writer of fantasy and horror fiction.  His debut novel Two For Eternity is currently available from Weaving Dreams Publishing.  His novel Blood Street was published by True Grit Publishing.

His short fiction has appeared in various publications such as Sinister City, Alien Skin and Glassfire Anthology.  He is a member of the Horror Writers Association and has attended the Penn Writers Conference.  He lives with his loving wife, Michelle, and his two super cool little dudes, Max and Alex.  For more information see carlalves.com.

Zachary Amendt – STAY (2014)

Zachary Amendt is a graduate of CUNY and Saint Mary’s College of California. His short fiction has appeared in Underground Voices, Phantom Drift, and The Masters Review. He lives in Oakland, California. STAY is his first story collection.

James Bodden – The Red Light Princess (2014)

James is a writer from Tegucigalpa, Honduras. His short fiction has appeared in Cherry Bleeds, Zerozine and Literary Muse.  In addition to writing fiction, James has worked as a crime beat reporter and he hosted a paranormal radio show. You can follow James’s tweets @jwbodden.

Bruce Lee Bond – Broken Coast (2014) & Treasures of the Night (2016)

Bruce Lee Bond  attended the writing departments of San Francisco State and the University of Oregon. He’s a co-founder of the Alaska Writers Guild, and has stories and articles published in ten countries under two names. Montag Press Collective will be publishing his historical fantasy novel The Broken Coast set in 1906 San Francisco, part of a series stretching from the Nineteenth Century to the modern day. He lives in Alaska and the Northwest, and has recently finished his ninth novel.

Paul Bussard – Stinger Stars (2013) & Beyond Hercules (2014)

Mr. Bussard is the author of Stinger Stars. He lives near Houston, Texas where he is an active member of the Woodlands Writers’ Guild. You can follow Mr. Bussard on facebook at  or at his blog page

Meghan Brown – This is Happening Now (2014)

Meghan is a playwright and screenwriter living in Los Angeles. She is the author of the play collection This is Happening Now. Full-length plays include The Pliant Girls, Trochilidae (Max K. Lerner Fellowship winner), Psyche (Princess Grace Award finalist), The Fire Room (Hollywood Fringe Festival Award winner), The Gypsy Machine, and Perfect Teeth for Crocodile Land. For author updates and performance schedules please visit www.MeghanBrown.net

Alana Capria – Hooks and Slaughterhouse (2013) & Wrapped in Red (2014)

Alana I. Capria has an MFA in Creative Writing and is a manipulator of paranormal, historical, scientific, and mythological oddities. She resides in Northern New Jersey with her husband and rabbit.  Everything you wanted to know about Alana can be found at alanaicapria.com.

Colleen Chen – Dysmorphia Kingdom (2015)

Colleen Chen is a writer transplanted to the Twin Cities after years isolated in rural Brazil. Her stories have appeared in two anthologies (Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica Vol. 6 and Pink Narcissus Press’ Queer Fish) and several semi-professional venues online. She blogs at www.colleenchen.com and she is a reviewer for the speculative fiction review site Tangent Online.

Alan Clinton – The Autobiography of Buster Keaton (2014)

Alan Ramón Clinton is a poet, novelist, and scholar of poetry and writing pedagogy who is currently writing down the street from the Iowa Writers Workshop. Clinton is the author of the monograph, Mechanical Occult: Automatism, Modernism, and the Specter of Politics (Peter Lang), a volume of poems, Horatio Alger’s Keys (BlazeVOX), and a collection of short fictions entitled Curtain Call: A Metaphorical Memoir (Open Books). His novel, Necropsy in E Minor, published by Open Books in June 2011, was shortlisted for the Dundee International Book Prize.

WA Coleman – Wound and Suture (2015)

WA Coleman is a freelance writer and published author (Mcbook’s Press 2012).  His work has been featured in literary magazines throughout the U.S, The U.K and Australia including the Evergreen Review, Houston Literary, Los Angeles Review, Thrice Fiction, 3 A.M Magazine, Fiction 365, The Foundling Review, The Fringe, Bull Fiction for Men, Twisted Tongue Magazine, Full of Crow and many more.

Michael Coolwood – Confessions of an Arachnid Gentleman (2015)

Michael Coolwood is a life-long Londoner and was raised on a literary diet of Terry Pratchett, P.G. Wodehouse, and Douglas Adams. He studied English Literature and Drama at university and discovered that life is much better when you spend it writing, filming, and drinking with friends.

Michael also runs a moderately successful Youtube channel that you should check out. His personal website is here.

Connor De Bruler – Tree Black (2012) & Mountain Devils (2015)

Born in the midwest, Connor de Bruler grew up in the deep South. He has published several short stories in anthologies such as Southern Gothic Shorts as well as And Now the Nightmare Begins. An unexpurgated version of his short story Venus can be read for free on Dabblestone Horror.com. He also has stories on Six Sentences.com, Death’s Head Grin, Peep, One Page Stories, Lit Up Magazine, Glossolalia Magazine and Dark Anima Journal. Mr. de Bruler talks about his love of languages here.

Marcin Dolecki – Philosopher’s Crystal (2016) 

Dr. Dolecki has a Doctor of Humanities degree (in the field of History of Science) and a graduate degree in philosophy and chemistry. Currently he works as an assistant professor at the Institute for the History of Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences and has conducted philosophy classes at the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Warsaw, where he currently gives lectures in the history of chemistry. Dr. Dolecki lives in Poland where he blogs at his blog: Double-Edged (S)words.

A.A Garrison – The End of Jack Cruz (2013)

A.A. Garrison is a man living in the mountains of North Carolina, where he writes and landscapes. His short fiction has appeared in dozens of magazines, anthologies, and web journals. His blog is synchroshock.

J.E. Gurley – Oracle of Delphi (2013) & Pools of Yarrah (2016)

J.E Gurley was born in Corinth, Mississippi February 19, 1954.  He is the author of Hell Rig & Shadow Walker, both from Damnation Books and Blood Lust,  Ice Station Zombies and Judgment Day from Severed Press.  Information about his work can be found at jamesgurley.com.

Ace Antonio-Hall – The Confessions of Sylva Slasher (2013)

Mr. Hall was first published in 1998 to an Adelphi University publication in Garden City, New York called Luna with his short story called 1936. After earning his BFA degree from Long Island University, Mr. Hall taught middle school English for over 10 years. He was also the Vice-President of the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society (GLAWS) from 2009-2011. Additionally, Mr. Hall has worked as an actor in principal roles for a few independent films, including playing the role of Prince Thun in AFTRA’s Radio Play: Flash Gordon and being Vanessa William’s date in ABC’s Desperate Housewives.

Ace’s labor of love is writing Zombie Horror with character-driven plots featuring female protagonists. Read more about Ace’s two worlds here at the Chatsworth Patch.

Michael Keller – Toy Soldiers (2016)

Mr. Keller famously traveled alone to India to direct a crime drama film, in a slum, on a shoe-string budget. He didn’t know anyone there before he arrived, and  soon found himslef in over my head — struggling to adapt to the surroundings, weaving through Mumbai traffic jams in deathtrap auto rickshaws, bribing corrupt officials and making due with scarce resources at hand. Filming in a shantytown was an uphill battle against time, fatigue, mosquitoes, hunger, language barriers and equipment failure. In the end Mr. Keller returned home looking skeletal, but feeling triumphant with a finished film in hand.

His film ‘Red Gold’ won “Best International Thriller” at the Manhattan Film Festival, and received several rave reviews. For more information about the project, as well as a sampling of behind-the-scenes photographs, please go to www.RedGoldTheFilm.com.

Vic Kerry – Children of Lot (2013)

Vic Kerry is a horror author from Alabama. He holds an MFA in writing popular fiction from Seton Hill University. Vic blogs at here

David Massengill – Red Swarm (2015)

David Massengill is the author of the short story collection Fragments of a Journal Salvaged from a Charred House in Germany, 1816 (Hammer & Anvil Books).  Over 70 of his short works of horror and literary fiction have appeared in literary journals, including Eclectica Magazine, Word Riot, Danse Macabre, Pulp Metal Magazine, and Yellow Mama.  My stories are also in the anthologies Gothic Blue Book: The Revenge Edition, Gothic Blue Book IV:  The Folklore Edition, Long Live the New Flesh: Year Two, State of Horror: California, and Clones, Fairies, & Monsters in the Closet.  He has received grants for my fiction from Seattle’s Artist Trust organization and Seattle’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.  His website is www.davidmassengillfiction.com.

Dave Mathew – Ventrioloquists (2014) & O My Days (2015) & Sick Dice (2016)

Dave Mathew is a UK based author. For more information, please read this extended interview.

Steven Maxwell – Hanging Fields (2012)

Steven Maxwell was born in Liverpool, England. Hanging Fields is his debut novel.

Jim Meirose – Mount Everest (2015) & Eli the Rat (2016)

Jim’s short works have appeared in leading literary magazines and journals, including Collier’s Magazine, Alaska Quarterly Review, New Orleans review, South Carolina Review, Phoebe, Baltimore Review, and Witness. His stories have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, the Shirley Jackson Award, and one was runner up for the O.Henry Awards.  Two collections of his short work have been published and his novels, Marcia, Monkey, and Freddie Mason’s Wake are forthcoming from Montag Press as well.

Nicholas Morine – Punish the Wicked (2014)

Nick writes from the beautiful Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia, Canada. When he’s not poundings the keys pushing out articles, he can be found with a book or a bass guitar in hand. His preferred genres are cyberpunk and dark fantasy with a dystopian edge. Horror frightens him, but he writes it anyways. Nick holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature as well as a Master of Philosophy in Humanities, both from Atlantic Canada’s largest university, Memorial University of Newfoundland. He tweets @NicholasMorine

Matt Mott – Finding Woods (2014)

Matt Mott is from the East Coast of Canada. He lives in Miramichi, New Brunswich, where he writes down the monsters he meets while walking in the trees. Along the way, he has taught writing for the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, and introduction to literature for the College of North Atlantic, Labrador City. His poetry appears in The Antigonish Review #168, he was shortlisted for The Malahat Review 2012 Novella Prize, and his fiction earned a number of Honorable Mentions in the Glimmer Train Press fiction contest. Finding Woods is his debut collection.

Brandon Nolta – Iron and Smoke (2015)

Brandon Nolta lives in north Idaho with his wife and two children, working as a freelance writer and editor to support his wife, children, and student debt he racked up while earning an MFA in fiction. His poetry and fiction have appeared in Strong Verse, The Pedestal Magazine, Digital Science Fiction, Big Pulp and a number of other publications, including upcoming issue of  Stupefying Stories. You can follow Brandon on Twitter @b_nolta.

Jonathan Rose – Carrion (2015)

Inspired by his time in Mexico City, where he lived for the past four years, Carrion is a conjecture as to what Mr. Rose believes would happen if this massive, overpopulated capital, which is every bit as carnivorous as any beast any storyteller could conjure up, was overrun by monsters that yearned to feast on the flesh of the living.

Trevor Richardson – Dystopia Boy (2014)

Trevor Richardson is the author of American Bastards, published in 2011 by Inkwater Press. A west coast man by birth, Trevor was brought up in Texas and has since ventured back west and put down roots in Portland, Oregon. His  short stories have been published in Word Riot, Underground Voices, and he has work in the  Doomology: The Dawning of Disasters anthology.

American Bastards is a surreal novel of self-discovery and hipster culture. In this novel a number of dead rock stars try to save the world, a hitchhiking Uncle Sam heads to Hollywood, New York City is invaded by the restless dead, and more. According to Mr. Richardson “We are the bastard children of the American Dream.” He is a founding member of an experimental art group called the Seahorse Rodeo Folk Revival and he  is the editor of The Subtopian.

Jason Rizos – Supercenter (2013)

Jason Rizos is a novelist, short story writer and avid homebrewer residing in Portland, Oregon. His first novel, Supercenter, is a social satire about a future hyper-materialistic consumer world where children are raised within sealed retail Megastores and groomed as soldiers via video game training. Jason Rizos blogs at supercenternation.com

Mike Sauve – The Wraith of Skrellman (2015) & The Apocalypse of Lloyd (2016)

Mike Sauve has written non-fiction for The National Post, Variety, and HTMLGIANT. His online fiction has appeared in Pif Magazine, Monkeybicycle, McSweeneys Internet Tendency and university journals of moderate renown. Stories have appeared in actual printing in M-Brane, Feathertale, Filling Station, and elsewhere.

Nigel Anthony Sellars – The Gonaymne Weapon (2015)

Mr. Sellars is a graduate of the professional writing program in the journalism school at the University of Oklahoma. He earned his doctorate in history from OU. Currently, he is an associate professor of in history department at Christopher Newport University in Newport News. Virginia.

Soramimi – Visits to the Confabulatorium (2016)

A flash fiction author, Soramimi’s work has been published by literary journals such as The Electronic Encyclopedia of Experimental Literature (TEEEL) and Peaches and his flash fiction chapbooks have received finalist and semi-finalist standing in Epiphany and CutBank competitions, respectively, over the past year. Zoetic Press will publish a collection of his work late in 2016.

Declan Tan – M Against M (2013)

Declan Tan dmtan.wordpress.com is a borderline journalist and a mainline novelist from London living in Germany. He has written fiction and poetry, for the internet and for paper.

Ruuf Wangersen – The Pleasure Model Repairman (2016)

A longtime screenwriter, Ruuf has a few published credits.  In 2014 his play Focus about a focus group that doesn’t know the product it’s supposed to be focused on was put on in a one night performance at The Flea Theater in New York.

Gil A Waters – NeuroVont Incorporated (2013)

Gil A. Waters is no one in particular; just a generic middle-class white boy, born in the bowels of the Midwest and raised in a bland East Coast suburb. He is a misanthrope who hungers for human connections. Even though he doesn’t like people all that much, he desperately needs their validation to compensate for the fact that he has no intrinsic sense of self-worth. He finds the world to be a largely uninhabitable place, yet is forced by an accident of birth to live in it. But he tries to see the humor in his existential predicament. Gil Waters writes at Gilwaters.com.

Peter Wiesner – Xtremus (2015)

Peter was born after WW2 in London and spent most of his early childhood in Berlin, Germany.  His family moved to Santa Monica, California where he studied film at UCLA and history at UC Berkeley.  Peter has a MA from from the Univ. of Pennsylvania and a Ed.D. from Rutgers University. He has published educational materials for engineers. He has published poetry as well as chapters in books (most recent one, Challenge for Change. Activist Documentary at the National Film Board of Canada.)  He has written about media in education as well as about the implications of technology on society.

David Williams – The End of Jack Cruz : The Play (2014) 

David L. Williams is a graduate of the theater department of Cornell University, where he was a four time award recipient in the Heerman’s-McCalmon Playwriting contest.  Since then, he has written more than twenty-five plays and musicals. David’s CV.

John Wojewoda – Three Wojewoda Plays (2013)

John Wojewoda is a Toronto based writer and musician who has been writing and playing music for many years. He majored in Theater at Concordia University in Montreal, and also holds a B.A. in History. Currently he is working toward a music degree from the Royal Conservatory of Music, studying classical guitar and viola. John has produced several of his own plays professionally in Toronto and Montreal. He continues to write and is currently writing a novel online called ‘The Reincarnation of Robert Hooke’.

Kyle Yadlosky – Creep with a Camera (2016)

Kyle Yadlosky is a Nashville author with credits through Gothic City Press, Play with Death, Scarlet Galleon Publications, and Dorkly.com. He has upcoming stories slated with Sirens Call Publications and Emby Press.

Howard Z – (???)

Howard Z is known as ‘The most dangerous man in Davis, CA’. He continues to work on his long awaited debut novel.