Ray Garton is the author of over 60 novels, novellas, short story collections, movie novelizations and TV tie-ins. He began writing horror fiction for fun as a child and sold his first novel, Seductions, at the age of 20. His 1987 erotic vampire novel, Live Girls, called “artful” by the New York Times, was published in several different languages and nominated for the Bram Stoker Award. In 2006, he received the Grand Master of Horror Award. In addition to horror, he has written a number of thrillers and crime novels, and in the 1990s, he wrote several young adult horror novels and thrillers under the name Joseph Locke. His comedy-thriller Sex and Violence in Hollywood, a novel originally published in 2001, is currently being developed as a motion picture by the co-producer of The Grifters, Robert A. Harris. In 2010, Camelot Books published his collection The Disappeared and Other Stories, featuring the new title novella. In 2011, E-Reads published his two newest novels: Trailer Park Noir, a dark, gritty story of sex and murder in a small town trailer park, and Meds, a thriller about prescription drugs with deadly side effects. In addition to the new releases, E-Reads is in the process of making his back list available in paperback and as ebooks. Also in 2011, Cemetery Dance will publish Wailing and Gnashing of Teeth, a collection of his religious horror stories, including two brand new tales, and his new novella Vortex, which features investigators Karen Moffett and Gavin Keoph, who appeared first in Night Life (the sequel to Live Girls) and then again in Bestial (the sequel to Ravenous). Despite the fact that multitasking is not his strong point, he is currently at work on a number of different projects.