Larry Atchley, Jr grew up in Grapevine, Texas, writing stories and poetry since he was a teenager. His first big break as a writer came when authors Janet Morris and Chris Morris invited him to collaborate with them on a shared-world anthology for the Heroes in Hell series and asked him to submit a story for the book. They accepted “Remember, Remember, Hell in November” his first published story, which appeared in Lawyers in Hell in June 2011. He has stories that also appear in the following anthologies: “Time for a Change” in Sha’Daa: Pawns, “Ragnarok & Roll” in Rogues in Hell, and “Shadow of a Doubt” in the horror anthology, What Scares the Boogeyman. Most recently his story “Knocking on Heaven’s Gates” was included in the anthology Dreamers in Hell. Forthcoming works include a poem, “The Shadow People” which will appear in the poetry collection A Book of Night, a poem, “The Stoic’s Mask” in the collection Klarissa’s Dreams, a short story, “A Light in the Black” in the Victorian era historical horror anthology Terror by Gaslight and the story “Harmonic Dissonance” in the Sha’Daa Facets anthology, which are scheduled to be published in 2014. Also his story, “Poetic Injustice” will be in the latest Heroes in Hell anthology Poets in Hell, in June 2014.He is currently writing short stories for various anthologies and working on a couple of fantasy novels. In 2012 Larry was inducted into the authors’ group The Fictioneers. In 2014 Larry was made a crew member of the Seadog Slam group which reads piratical poetry, tales of the sea, and performs songs at various events around North Texas. He is also a co-host on the internet radio show Dangerous Minds at www.tmvcafe.com which broadcasts live at 9:00 PM every Monday night. You can read his blog, The Short Pale Writer in the Long Black Coat at www.larryatchleyjr.wordpress.com. Also you can see him at various science fiction & fantasy, fan conventions throughout the year. Some of his other interests include Qi-Gong Kung Fu martial arts, public speaking, Steampunk and Dieselpunk culture, traditional archery, sword fencing, philosophy, mythology, paranormal investigation, photography, role playing games, bicycling, hiking, sharing pithy quotes, and reading and collecting books on all manner of subjects. His wife, Sussie Atchley, is a professional freelance photographer, and his daughter Alina Atchley is a floral arranger, artist and custom jewelry maker. They live with their terrier, Rosie, and cat, Prue in the suburbs of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, in Texas.