John Durgin is a proud HWA member and lifelong horror fan who decided to chase his childhood dream of becoming a horror author. Growing up in New Hampshire, he discovered Stephen King much younger than most probably should have, reading IT before he reached high school—and knew from that moment on he wanted to write horror. He co-founded Livid Comics in late 2020, co-creating and writing his debut comic titled Jol (pronounced Yule), a Christmas horror series for all ages. After publishing that, the itch to expand his writing was one he had to scratch. Through Livid, he wrote his second comic which released in the spring of 2022 titled Dead Ball. John also co-launched a podcast called The Livid Comics Lair, where they talk with many of today’s best horror authors, comic creators, and all things that go bump in the night like UFO and paranormal investigators. His true passion was always to write horror novels, and in 2021 he started submitting short stories in hopes of getting noticed in the horror community and launching a career. He had his first story accepted in the summer of 2021 in the Books of Horror anthology, and an alternate version of the story in the Beach Bodies anthology from DarkLit Press. His debut novel, The Cursed Among Us released June 3, 2022, to stellar reviews. Next up, his sophomore novel titled Inside The Devil’s Nest, will release through D&T Publishing in January of 2023.