John Manning (1947 – 2015) was born on Halloween night in Wyandotte, Michigan. As soon as he was old enough to read he was fascinated with horror and dark fantasy stories. He finally – after many starts and stops over the decades – broke out with his 2011 release of Black Stump Ridge. He followed that with his short story, Disclaimer, which appears in Lawyers in Hell, a shared world anthology edited by Janet Morris and Chris Morris. His next short story, “Showdown at Brimstone Arsenal,” appears in Rogues in Hell, also edited by Janet and Chris Morris. His short story “Asylum” appeared in Sha’Daa III – Pawns, edited by Michael H. Hanson and Ed McKeown. His first anthology by Iron Clad Press is “What Scares the Boogeyman?” edited by him and containing 19 short stories by writers from the US, Australia, Canada, and Germany. The first book in the “Night Chills” series is “Terror By Gaslight’. The last book which he edited is “Dark Corners” second book in the “Night Chills” series. John succumbed to leukemia after a long hard battle on January 6, 2015.