Al Sarrantonio is the author of forty-five books. He is a winner of the Bram Stoker Award, the Shirley Jackson Award and the Audie Award, and has been a finalist for the World Fantasy Award, the British Fantasy Award, the International Horror Guild Award, the Locus Award and the Private Eye Writers of America Shamus Award.
His novels, spanning the horror, science fiction, fantasy, mystery and western genres, include Moonbane, Skeletons, House Haunted, the Five Worlds trilogy, the Masters of Mars trilogy, West Texas, and the Orangefield Halloween trilogy.
Hailed as "brilliant" and "a master anthologist" by Booklist, he has edited numerous collections of new tales, including the highly acclaimed 999: New Stories of Horror and Suspense, Redshift : Extreme Visions of Speculative Fiction, Flights: Extreme Visions of Fantasy, Stories (with co-editor Neil Gaiman), Halloween: New Poems, and, most recently, Portents.
His short stories have appeared in magazines such as Heavy Metal, Twilight Zone, Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, Realms of Fantasy, Analog, and Amazing, as well as in anthologies such as The Year's Best Horror Stories, Visions of Fantasy: Tales from the Masters, Great Ghost Stories, Best New Horror and The Best of Shadows. His stories have been collected in Toybox, Hornets and Others, and Halloween and Other Seasons. He has had numerous book club sales, and his work has been translated into more than a dozen languages and appeared in comic book form. He currently lives in New York's historic Hudson Valley region. His website is www.Alsarrantonio.com