haunted-graveyardJoe Powers is a horror writer with a fondness for literary sleight-of-hand. He loves the idea of prompting a strong emotional reaction using no more than words and his slightly off-center imagination, and delights in taking the reader on journeys to previously unexplored regions. He occasionally dabbles in genres that follow safer, more conventional routes, but the path he loves most is the twisted, winding one that leads through those dark, shadowy corners of the mind where unseen things creep and slither, and nothing is ever entirely as it seems.

Joe got his publishing start in a small online magazine called “Bread N Molasses”, which showcased the uncharacteristically touching holiday story “The Christmas Storm“. This unlikely platform was the springboard to his true calling, from which he embarked upon an enthusiastic flurry of activity. In just two years he’s had nearly a dozen stories published and in September 2014 was the subject of the featured spotlight interview in Codiac Chronicles magazine. Joe is active in the local arts and writing communities. His work has been published internationally, and he always has a number of new and exciting projects on the horizon.