John M. Whalen is the author of "Vampire Siege at Rio Muerto," "Hunting Monsters Is My Businesss," and "The Big Shutdown." His latest book, "This Ray Gun for Hire. . . and Other Tales," is a collection of sci-fi noir short stories, featuring futuristic soldier of fortune Frank Carson. Whalen's sci fi, horror, and fantasy short stories have appeared in dozens of publications and anthologies. He has written feature articles on film and TV for the Washington Post, and Filmfax magazine. He currently writes film reviews for http://www. CinemaRetro.com. For more information and the latest news on Whalen's writings, check out his blog at http://www.johnmwhalen.wordpress.com. You can find him on Facebook at Flying W Press.