Tom English is a writer, an editor, and the owner of DEAD LETTER PRESS. I met him when he accepted my first short story, “The Collective of Blaque Reach”, to serve as a companion chap book to the fantastic anthology, BOUND FOR EVIL: CURIOUS TALES OF BOOKS GONE BAD. I count myself lucky to have had Tom as my first editor. He was exceptionally kind, and his editorial suggestions were spot on, improving my story immensely. (It was later accepted by The Tales To Terrify podcast and read on episode #90). Tom’s expertise of classic horror fiction would put him at the table of people with whom I’d love to spend an evening discussing the genre. He’s a tremendous writer as well. His story, “The Deadly Sin of Sherlock Holmes”, in the GASLIGHT ARCANUM anthology is especially great.
Tom is next to answer Horror Delve’s question: What was your favorite Halloween costume?
“I had this flame red devil costume, complete with horns and tail. Loved it so much I wore it a few days after Halloween when I went to visit my grandmother. Well, maybe people are right when they say the clothes make the man, because I tended to get into all kinds of mischief while wearing that outfit. Um, I was still wearing it when Grandma had to take the switch to my “evil” little butt.”
Tom English’s Bio:
By day Tom English is an environmental chemist. By night he runs Dead Letter Press and writes fantastic stories both weird and wonderful. His first story, published in All Hallows (The Journal of the Ghost Story Society), was selected for Horror: The Best of the Year, 2008. Since then his tales have appeared in anthologies such as Dead Souls (Morrigan Books) and Gaslight Arcanum: Uncanny Tales of Sherlock Holmes (Edge SF and Fantasy). Tom also edited the mammoth anthology Bound for Evil: Curious Tales of Books Gone Bad, which was a Shirley Jackson Award finalist for 2008. He resides with his wife, Wilma, surrounded by books and beasts, deep in the woods of New Kent, Virginia. Visit him at http://literaryalchemist.blogspot.com
Dead Letter Press Website: http://departmentofdeadletters.blogspot.com