Eric J. Guignard



Eric J. Guignard

Author Biography


Eric J. Guignard is a writer and editor of dark and speculative fiction, operating from the shadowy outskirts of Los Angeles, where he also runs the small press Dark Moon Books. He’s twice won the Bram Stoker Award® (the highest literary award of horror fiction), won the Shirley Jackson Award, and been a finalist for the World Fantasy Award and International Thriller Writers Award.

He has over 100 stories and non-fiction author credits appearing in publications around the world. As editor, Eric’s published multiple fiction anthologies, including his most recent, Professor Charlatan Bardotís Travel Anthology to the Most (Fictional) Haunted Buildings in the Weird, Wild World, and A World of Horror, each a showcase of international horror short fiction. His next anthology is a Middle Grade-revisiting of classic literature tales, Scaring and Daring Adventures to be released 2025 by HarperCollins.

He currently publishes the acclaimed series of author primers created to champion modern masters of the dark and macabre, Exploring Dark Short Fiction. He is also publisher and acquisitions editor for the renowned +Horror Library+ anthology series. Formerly, he was curator of the series, The Horror Writers Association Presents: Haunted Library of Horror Classics, through SourceBooks with co-editor Leslie S. Klinger.

His latest books are Last Case at a Baggage Auction; Doorways To The Deadeye; and short story collection That Which Grows Wild: 16 Tales of Dark Fiction (Cemetery Dance). His second collection, A Graveside Gallery: Tales of Ghosts and Dark Matters, will be out in 2025 (Cemetery Dance).

Outside the glamorous and jet-setting world of indie fiction, Eric’s a technical writer and college professor, and he stumbles home each day to a wife, children, dogs, and a terrarium filled with mischievous beetles.

What Others are Saying
  "Guignard’s writing captures the depth of emotion underlying fictional terrors."  
  Library Journal  
  "High-concept and brilliant."  
  Publishers Weekly  
  "Eric J. Guignard is a talented author… his stories are beautifully written and compelling."  
  British Fantasy Society  
  "Eric J. Guignard gives voice to paranoid vision that’s all too believable—indeed, I can readily imagine that his protagonists exist somewhere at this moment."  
  Ramsey Campbell, Britain's most respected living horror writer (Oxford Companion to English Literature)  
  "For works that are beautiful and strange, read this writer of dark and speculative fiction!"  
  The Big Thrill Magazine  
  "Eric J. Guignard is a visionary."  
  Kaaron Warren, Multiple award-winning and best-selling author of The Grief Hole and Slights  
  "Guignard is someone to watch in horror."  
  Cemetery Dance Magazine  
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  Rick Hautala, million-copy, international best-selling author of Nightstone and Little Brothers  
  "Guignard delivers fantastic tales… highly recommend."  
  Famous Monsters of Filmland  
  "Eric J. Guignard is exceptional, a gifted writer with a knack for zeroing in on what really matters in a story... his stories carry a powerful and lingering punch."  
  Joe Mckinney, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Dead City and The Savage Dead  

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The bibliography is a work in progress, last updated: August, 2022.
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