Thomas F. Monteleone has published more than 100 short stories, 5 collections, 7 anthologies and 27 novels including the bestseller, New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and Bram Stoker Award-winning The Blood of the Lamb. He’s also written scripts for stage, screen and TV. His fourth collection of short fiction, Fearful Symmetries, won the Bram Stoker Award. His omnibus collection of Cemetery Dance columns about writing, genre publishing, television, film, and popular culture entitled The Mothers And Fathers Italian Association from Borderlands Press won a Stoker for non-fiction. With Elizabeth Monteleone, he is co-editor of the anthology series of imaginative fiction, Borderlands—of which, Volume 5 also won a Bram Stoker Award. Somehow, he found time to write the bestselling The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Writing a Novel (now in a 2nd edition).
His latest novel is a global thriller, Submerged. He is well-known as a great reader of his work, and routinely draws SRO at conventions. With his wife, Elizabeth, and daughter, Olivia, he lives in Maryland with all the high taxes. Despite being dragged kicking and screaming into his sixties and losing most of his hair, he still thinks he is dashingly handsome—humor him.