W.D. Gagliani (Milwaukee, WI) is an American author of Italian descent. His work has spanned the horror, thriller, mystery and adventure fields in fiction, and he has written numerous book reviews, articles, and interviews in nonfiction.
His novels include Wolf's Trap, Wolf's Gambit, Wolf's Bluff, Wolf's Edge, Wolf's Cut, Wolf's Blind, and the novella Wolf's Deal (the Nick Lupo series), plus the novels The Judas Hit and Savage Nights, the collection Shadowplays, and (with David Benton) the novel Killer Lake and the mini-collection Mysteries & Mayhem. He has also written novellas such as The Great Belzoni and the Gait of Anubis.
His short fiction (much of which appears in Shadowplays) has won the 1999 Darrell Award of the Memphis Science Fiction Association ("Until Hell Calls Our Names"), several 2nd and 3rd Place prizes in the Science Fiction Writers Of Earth annual contests, and garnered six Honorable Mentions in The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror annual collections. In addition, his novel Wolf's Trap (first published by Yard Dog Press) was a Finalist for the 2004 Bram Stoker Award for outstanding achievement in a first novel.
Gagliani is also the author of numerous book reviews, articles, interviews, and short stories published in anthologies such as Robert Bloch's Psychos, More Monsters from Memphis, The Midnighters Club, and more, and (all with co-writer David Benton) Dark Passions: Hot Blood 13, The X-Files: Trust No One, SNAFU, SNAFU: Wolves at the Door, Splatterpunk Zine, Splatterpunk: Fighting Back, Splatterpunk: Past Indiscretions, and more, as well as publications and books such as Cemetery Dance, Horror World, Bare Bones, The SCream Factory, Chizine, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The Writer magazine, the books THRILLERS: The 100 Must Reads and ON WRITING HORROR, and many more.
Gagliani is an active member of the Horror Writers Association (HWA), the International Thriller Writers (ITW), and the Authors Guild.