About the Author
Timothy Deal is the editor and publisher of Shroud Publishing LLC, a Milton, NH publisher of dark speculative fiction. In 2007, Tim launched Shroud Magazine, the Journal of Dark Fiction and Art (a Black Quill nominee), which in 2008 was selected by Ingram Periodicals for North American retail distribution through the Barnes & Noble retail chain. He has edited three anthologies, two of which were simultaneously recommended for Bram Stoker Awards from the Horror Writers' Association with BENEATH THE SURFACE ultimately garnering the nomination. Tim has authored more than 100 published stories, news pieces, features, and analysis in topics such as technology and business, entertainment, the arts, and film. He currently sits as the Publications head for the New England Horror Writers' executive committee. Prior to his career in writing and publishing, Tim was a police officer, paratrooper, and Army counterintelligence agent.