Jay Ridler is a professional historian and writer. He is the author of the novel DEATH MATCH, the first Spar Battersea thriller, KNOCKOUTS: TEN TALES OF FANTASY AND NOIR, and has published over fifty stories in such magazines and anthologies as Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Brain Harvest, Not One of Us, Chilling Tales, Tesseracts Thirteen, and more. His popular non-fiction has appeared in Clarkesworld, Dark Scribe, and the Internet Review of Science Fiction.
A former punk rock musician and cemetery groundskeeper, Mr. Ridler holds a Ph.D. in War Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada. Visit him at his writing blog, Ridlerville (www.jridler.com), on facebook, and on twitter at http://twitter.com/JayRidler