Mort Castle is editor of On Writing Horror from Writer's Digest Books. A seven-time Bram Stoker Award nominee, Castle has written novels, short stories, poems, articles, and comic books, with credits numbering well over 600. His newest books include All American Horror of the 21st Century (Wicker Park Press) and J.N. Williamson's The Illustrated Masques, a hardbound limited edition graphic album (Gauntlet Press). Castle was cited as one of "21 Leaders in the Arts for the 21st Century in Chicago's Southland" by the Star / Hollinger Newspaper Group and, in 2008, as editor, won the Readers' Choice Black Quill Award for Best Nonfiction Work for On Writing Horror, and in 2009, as editor of Doorways, won the Black Quill Best Dark Fiction Magazine. His work has been translated into French, Spanish, Japanese, Italian, German, and Polish, and Newsweek magazine (Polish edition) cited the translations of his novel The Strangers and short-story collection Moon on the Water as "two of the best books published in Poland in 2008."