Omnium Gatherum is Growing! Meet the Editors

In November 2015 Omnium Gatherum turned 4 years old. As chief editor (Kate Jonez that's me), I've enjoyed working with many talented authors and cover artists to create more wonderful books than I ever thought possible. One of the most exciting parts of building a small press is watching it grow. Omnium Gatherum is thrilled to welcome new editors.  Watch for even more exciting dark fantasy, weird fiction and horror titles to come.

Tim Major - lives in Oxford in the UK with his wife and son. His love of speculative fiction is the product of a childhood diet of classic Doctor Who episodes and an early encounter with Triffids. His literary heroes are John Wyndham, John Updike, Shirley Jackson, Ray Bradbury, Patricia Highsmith and Nigel Kneale. Tim’s novella, Carus & Mitch, was published by Omnium Gatherum in February 2015 and was shortlisted for the This Is Horror Awards. His first novel, You Don’t Belong Here, will be published by Snowbooks in September 2016. His short stories have featured in publications such as InterzonePerihelion and numerous anthologies. He is the Editor of the SF magazine, The Singularity, and also blogs at www.cosycatastrophes.wordpress.com.

Tim is the editor for Voids by Tim Jeffreys and Martin Greaves coming Feb. 2016

Ben Eads - lives within the semi-tropical suburbs of Central Florida. A true horror writer by heart, he wrote his first story at the tender age of ten. The look on the teacher’s face when she read it was priceless. However, his classmates loved it! Ben has had short stories published in various magazines and anthologies. When he isn’t writing, he dabbles in martial arts, philosophy and specializes in I.T. security. He’s always looking to find new ways to infect reader’s imaginations. Ben blames Arthur Machen, H.P. Lovecraft, Jorge Luis Borges, J.G. Ballard, Philip K. Dick, and Stephen King for his addiction, and his need to push the envelope of fiction. For more information, please visit www.beneadsfiction.com.

Janet Joyce Holden - was born in the North of England, a land of boisterous winds and persistent rain, and currently lives in Southern California where the air is dry, the winds are hot and precipitation is a rare but mostly benevolent gift. She is a writer of dark, supernatural fiction, is the author of Carousel and a number of short stories published in various anthologies. Other activities include photography, mixed media art and dallying with sharp objects: sewing, embroidery, the study of historical European fencing, and the custodianship of twenty or so feisty and decidedly prickly rose shrubs.

Ian Welke’s - short stories have appeared in KZine, Big Pulp, Zombie Jesus and Other True Stories, and the American Nightmare anthology among others. His first novel, The Whisperer in Dissonance, was published by Omnium Gatherum Media in 2014. End Times at Ridgemont High was published by Omnium Gatherum in 2015.  Before writing full time, Ian was lucky enough to work at Blizzard Entertainment and at Runic Games. These days, when he’s not at his desk writing, Ian enjoys a variety of games. His favorites tend to be elaborate board games with many pieces and rules to confuse, though he’s happiest going mad with his characters in the Call of Cthulhu RPG. 

Ian will be editing a very special anthology to be released in 2017. Follow us on Facebook more details

Johnny Worthen - is an award-winning, best-selling author of books and stories. Trained in modern literary criticism and cultural studies, he writes upmarket fiction in multiple genres, symbolized by his love of tie-dye and good words. “I write what I like to read,” he says. “This guarantees me at least one fan.” Johnny is best known for his award winning, nationally acclaimed, best-selling young adult novel, ELEANOR, THE UNSEEN. Then you can pick up CELESTE, THE UNSEEN BOOK 2 and know what’s going on so you won’t be lost when you read DAVID, THE UNSEEN BOOK 3. Johnny entered the world of mystery with his award winning novel, THE BRAND DEMAND, a tale of blackmail, activism, and ethics. He followed that up with THE FINGER TRAP, a genre-bending, coming-of-age, mid-life crisis, social satire, comedy noire (with quiche) that introduces Tony Flaner, a slacker, every-man detective who can’t throw a punch but will slay a room with sarcasm. Johnny’s debut novel, BEATRYSEL, an occult horror, and its companion story, DR. STUART’S HEART explore the dark sides of love and Magick. Johnny’s short stories appear in numerous anthologies and are all pretty cool. Named Utah Writer of the Year, Johnny is a frequent presenter and panelist at writing conferences and fan conventions and teaches writing as an Associate Instructor at the University of Utah. Johnny lives in Sandy, Utah with his wife, sons and a cat named Junior.

Chris Kelso - is a writer, illustrator and editor. His books include: Schadenfreude (Dog Horn Publishing), Last Exit to Interzone (Black Dharma Press), A Message from the Slave State (Western Legends Books), Moosejaw Frontier (Bizarro Pulp Press),Transmatic  (MorbidbookS) The Black Dog Eats the City and Wire and Spittle (Omnium Gatherum). He recently edited Caledonia Dreamin - Strange Fiction of Scottish Descent  with Hal Duncan and is the co-creator of the anti-New Yorker, Imperial Youth Review.

David Blake Lucarelli - is a writer, editor, musician and sound engineer. He is best known for The Children’s Vampire Hunting Brigade graphic novels. He lives in Hollywood with his wife Sherry, son Calvin, and their cats. David edited Winter Horror Days and is on board for new projects in 2016.