Michael Knost is a Bram Stoker Award®-winning editor and author of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and supernatural thrillers. He has written in various genres and helmed multiple anthologies. His Writers Workshop of Horror won the 2009 Bram Stoker Award® for superior achievement in non-fiction. His critically acclaimed Writers Workshop of Science Fiction & Fantasy is an Amazon #1 bestseller. Return of the Mothman, Barbers and Beauties, and Author's Guide to Marketing with Teeth were all finalists for the Bram Stoker Award®. Michael was honored with the Silver Hammer Award from the Horror Writer's Association because of his work as the organization's mentorship chair, and he also won the prestigious J.U.G. (Just Uncommonly Good) Award from West Virginia Writer's Inc. He has taught writing classes and workshops at several colleges, conventions, and online, and currently resides in Chapmanville, West Virginia with his wife, daughter, and a zombie goldfish.