Name: L. A. Nantz (Aka Vodalok –Voa da lock) Objective: It is the goal of this author to create in words a world of horror both unique and griping, while attempting to reclaim the glory of the Gothic horror classics of the late 18th century. It is his opinion that there is more use of gore in place of real horror in today’s genre. It is he desire to revive what horror was and should be. Skills: Short of a formal education in writing, the author understands the elements of a good story, that the need to grip and hold the reader in the first few paragraphs is essential to successful writing. He has written many poems and short stories, and uses an exercise that he believes gives him the skills to do just that. In taking a single word ( as in Rabbits, the bonus story in Mia’s Tempest) he aims to turn that word into a story of horror, as well as hone his skills as a writer. Experiences: His first novel, Incubus Succubus helped him learn a great deal about what it takes to write a successful book. It however is still a work in progress. He has also written a great number of poems that can be found online. Accomplishments: The author was nominated, but did not win, best poet of the year two years in a row with his poems Alone, and “And”. he was first published by Black Bed sheets publications early in the year 2016 with his book of short stories “Mia’s Tempest”. Projects currently being worked on: The author is currently working on the second book in the Incubus Succubus series, another book of short stories, and a book on Vampire Runes and magic. L. A. Nantz has spent the last 10 years working hard on finding a publisher and creating the stories that keep one awake at night. At the age of 46 now he has but one goal, to finally be self-sufficient and get off of disability upon the merits of his hard work as an author.