Joshua Viola is an author, artist, and former video game developer (Pirates of the Caribbean, Smurfs, TARGET: Terror). In addition to creating a transmedia creative franchise around The Bane of Yoto, honored with more than a dozen literary awards, he is the author of Blackstar, a novel based on the work of Celldweller. Viola is the editor of the Denver Post number one bestselling horror anthology, Nightmares Unhinged, and has published Bram Stoker, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning writers. 2016 will see his release of Cyber World, a cyberpunk anthology co-edited by Hugo Award winner, Jason Heller, followed by Blood Business in 2017—a crime anthology co-edited by Mario Acevedo. He lives in Denver, Colorado where he is chief editor of Hex Publishers.