Author Panelists

wrathjameswhiteWRATH JAMES WHITE is a former World Class Heavyweight Kickboxer, a professional Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts trainer, distance runner, performance artist, and former street brawler, who is now known for creating some of the most disturbing works of fiction in print.  Wrath is the author of such extreme horror classics as THE RESURRECTIONIST (now a major motion picture titled “Come Back To Me”) SUCCULENT PREY, and it’s sequel PREY DRIVE, YACCUB’S CURSE, 400 DAYS OF OPPRESSION, SACRIFICE, VORACIOUS, TO THE DEATH, THE REAPER, SKINZZ, EVERYONE DIES FAMOUS IN A SMALL TOWN, THE BOOK OF A THOUSAND SINS, HIS PAIN, POPULATION ZERO and many others. He is the co-author of TERATOLOGIST co-written with the king of extreme horror, Edward Lee, SOMETHING TERRIBLE co-written with his son Sultan Z. White, ORGY OF SOULS co-written with Maurice Broaddus, HERO and THE KILLINGS both co-written with J.F. Gonzalez, POISONING EROS co-written with Monica J. O’Rourke, among others. Wrath lives and works in Austin, Texas.

natesoutharrdNate Southard writes scary stories.  Seriously.  That’s kind of his entire thing.  His books include WILL THE SUN EVER COME OUT AGAIN?, RED SKY, DOWN, LIGHTS OUT, and JUST LIKE HELL.  His next novel, BAD DOGS, is due for release in late 2018 from Broken River Books.  Check him out at 



GabinoGabino Iglesias is a writer, journalist, and book reviewer living in Austin, TX. He’s the author of ZERO SAINTS, HUNGRY DARKNESS, and GUTMOUTH. His reviews have appeared in Electric Literature, The Rumpus, 3AM Magazine, Marginalia, The Collagist, Heavy Feather Review, Crimespree, Out of the Gutter, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, HorrorTalk, Verbicide, and many other print and online venues. His ltest novel, ZERO SAINTS, was praised by Jerry Stahl and the Los Angeles Review of Books, will be published in Spanish in Spain this November, was optioned for film, and got nominated for the Wonderland Book Award. YOu can find him on Twitter at @Gabino_Iglesias 

nickydraydenNicky Drayden is a Systems Analyst who dabbles in prose when she’s not buried in code. She resides in Austin, Texas where being weird is highly encouraged, if not required. Her debut novel THE PREY OF GODS is set in a futuristic South Africa brimming with demigods, robots, and hallucinogenic hijinks. See more of her work at or catch her on twitter @nickydrayden.


leethomasLee Thomas is the two-time Lambda Literary Award- and Bram Stoker Award-winning author of StainedThe Dust of Wonderland, The German, Torn, Like Light for Flies, and Down on Your Knees, among others. His work has been translated into multiple languages and has been optioned for film.