DEAN KOONTZ, the author of many #1 New York Times bestsellers, lives in Southern California with his wife, Gerda, their golden retriever, Elsa, and the enduring spirits of their goldens, Trixie and Anna.
TIM POWERS is the author of numerous novels including Hide Me Among the Graves, Three Days to Never, Declare, Last Call, and On Stranger Tides, which inspired the feature film Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. He has won the Philip K. Dick Memorial Award twice, and the World Fantasy Award three times. He lives in San Bernardino, California.
Keith is arguably the finest lyricist in rock music. As lyricist for his band, Procol Harum, Keith brought mysticism, classical prose, and intelligent nonsense to popular music. His first hit, A Whiter Shade of Pale, is officially the most played song in the UK in the past 75 years. Keith and Charnel House have done a book of selected lyrics as well as a letterpress print of the lyrics to A Whiter Shade of Pale. Keith is working on his second solo record and is a huge feather in the Charnel House cap.
His published works include over 1,700 short stories, novellas, screenplays, comic book scripts, teleplays, essays, a wide range of criticism covering literature, film, television, and print media. He was editor and anthologist for two science fiction anthologies, Dangerous Visions (1967) and Again, Dangerous Visions (1972). Ellison has won numerous awards including multiple Hugos, Nebulas and Edgars.
Ray Garton (born December 2, 1962 in Redding, California) is an American author, well known for his work in horror fiction. He has written over sixty books, and in 2006 was presented with the World Horror Convention Grand Master Award.