We are a small online publisher and blog, Veteran owned and operated.
Being a small, independent press, we get to focus on a blend of genres. We don’t just look to publish any horror or sci-fi, we hunt for the literate horror and the fantastic. Our picks are curated to meet the standards of fine literature.
Blog Creator and Publisher, Willy Martinez:
Throughout my education, I have always been attracted to the metaphysical; this small press and blog is my exploration of the why, how, and where the horror, science fiction, and fantastic are crafted.
I began my writing career in 1st grade when I scrapped together a short fiction called, “Caveman Will”. In 8th grade I was introduced to Kurt Vonnegut’s “Cat’s Cradle” and began reading voraciously. During my Sophomore year in highschool I picked up fiction and poetry writing. Soon, I would submit a short story for the Fenton High School paper called “Alberto and I’, a story about a troubled teen with a best friend.
After Highschool graduation on Friday, I immediately began my college studies that following Monday. I began by taking a writing class and science fiction course, however, I did not yet have a focus. About a year into my studies at the community college, I decided that if I wanted to be a writer, I need to travel, to challenge myself, and to see the world. So I did what some young men with a wanderlust do… and I joined the Marines in 2002.
After I was Honorably discharged in 2004, I began studying at College of DuPage. I received an A.A.S. in multimedia. I then transferred to SIU and moved to Southern Illinois around 2008. I completed my Bachelors in English, in 2010. In May of 2018, I graduated with my Masters in Rhetoric and Composition, which falls under the English program.
Throughout all of my travels, studies, and adventures, I have always kept a journal of my readings and reflections. I have collected over 800 books ranging from Egyptology, War History, Autobiographies, to metaphysical books. I consider myself more of a curator of fiction than I would a writer of fiction. However, I do write expressively and persuasively to promote anthologies. I love working with other writers to help them get their works out into the hands of the world’s bibliophiles.