Esskaye Books' 'Scare Me' author, David A. Riley
David A. Riley writes horror, fantasy, and SF stories. In 1995, along with his wife, Linden, he edited and published a fantasy/SF magazine, Beyond.
His first professionally published story was in the 11th Pan Book of Horror in 1970 - reprinted in 2012 in The Century's Best Horror Fiction edited by John Pelan for Cemetery Dance. He has had numerous stories published by Doubleday, DAW, Corgi, Sphere, Roc, Playboy Paperbacks, Robinsons, among others, as well as magazines such as Aboriginal Science Fiction, Fear, Whispers, Dark Discoveries, and Fantasy Tales.
His first collection of stories (four long stories and a novelette) was originally published by Hazardous Press in 2012, His Own Mad Demons. A Lovecraftian novel, The Return, was published by Blood Bound Books in the States in 2013. A second collection of his stories, all of which were professionally published prior to 2000, The Lurkers in the Abyss & Other Tales of Terror, was launched at the World Fantasy Convention in 2013 by Shadow Publishing. Hazardous Press published his third short story collection, Their Cramped Dark World and Other Tales, in 2015. Both Hazardous Press collections have now been reprinted, with brand new covers, by Parallel Universe Publications. A fantasy novel, Goblin Mire, and a horror novel, Moloch's Children, were both published in 2015. A fourth novel, Into the Dark, was originally published as by Andrew Jennings in 2016.
He and his wife recently relaunched Parallel Universe Publications, which originally published Beyond. Parallel Universe Publications has now published over thirty books, including an anthology of new stories, Kitchen Sink Gothic, edited by David A. Riley and Linden Riley and an art book, The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts.
David Riley's stories have been translated into Italian, German, Spanish, and Russian.