William P Simmons
Holding a Cum Laude Honors Degree in English, William P. Simmons is
a 28 year old author, poet, editor, reviewer, critic, and journalist
specializing in dark and fantastic fiction.
Writing the Literary Lesions column for Gauntlet magazine,
William also writes Digging Up Bones, a review column of obscure
horror fiction for Hellnotes, and, until recently, wrote the
Folk Fears, column focusing on folklore for Twilight Showcase.
A frequent book reviewer for Cemetery Dance and Hellnotes,
William's non-fiction has also appeared in Ed Gorman's Mystery Scene,
Canada's Rue Morgue, Green Man Review, Gothic.Net,
As a journalist, William has spoken with some of the finest authors
in the speculative field, including Ramsey Campbell, Graham Masterton,
and T.M. Wright. That Terrible Freedom: An Interview With F. Paul
Wilson On Repairman Jack is a special chapbook sold by Gauntlet
Press. Our Ladies Of Darkness, his new interview series, will
appear in Cemetery Dance magazine and analyze the works and lives
of such authors as Poppy Z. Brite, Nancy A. Collins, etc.
Writing for only two years, William's first published story, "The Wind,
When It Comes," will be given an honorable mention in this year's Best
Fantasy And Horror. His other fiction and poetry sales include #2-9
of the Darkness Rising anthologies, Flesh & Blood, Decadence
(2), Decadence (3), and Horrorfind.com., Chizine,
His first collection, Becoming October, was published in October
2003 by the award winning Flesh&Blood Press. A second, By Reason
of Darkness, was published by Prime Books in November 2003.
As anthologist, William edited Cold Touch, a collection of suggestive
supernatural horror for prime books, with Maynard & Sims. Cold Touch
is available this November. Vivisections, an anthology of intellectual,
emotional, and physical pain, will be available from Catalyst Books
in October, 2002, followed by Vivisections (2), the sequel.
In addition, William is editing All Hallows: Tales For The Darkest
Night Of The Year, for F&B press, and Grand Guignol for Prime.
William is currently the editor-in-chief of Underworlds, the
unique magazine of Noir-inspired supernatural, horror, and suspense
fiction and commentary.
William lives in Potsdam, NY with his wife, Valarie, and daughter,
Bonnie Lee Simmons.
Elsewhere in infinity