Mike Thorn is the author of the short story collection Darkest Hours. He completed his B.A. with honors at Mount Royal University and his M.A. in English Literature at the University of Calgary. His fiction has been published in a number of magazines and anthologies, including DarkFuse, Dark Moon Digest, and Straylight Literary Arts Magazine. His film criticism has appeared recently in MUBI Notebook, The Seventh Row, and The Film Stage. He co-authors the horror-themed series “Devious Dialogues” with A. M. Stanley for Vague Visages. Visit his website mikethornwrites.com or follow him on Twitter @MikeThornWrites.
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