Richard Thomas is the award-winning author of seven books―Disintegration and Breaker (Penguin Random House Alibi), Transubstantiate, Staring into the Abyss, Herniated Roots, Tribulations, and The Soul Standard (Dzanc Books). He has been nominated for the Bram Stoker, Shirley Jackson, and Thriller awards. In his spare time, he is a columnist at Lit Reactor. He was the Editor-in-Chief at Dark House Press and Gamut Magazine, and lives in Mundelein, Illinois. For more information visit whatdoesnotkillme.com.