D.H. Altair is the vampire nom de plume of Del Howison, a three-time nominated Bram Stoker Award winning editor and author. Along with editing three volumes of original short stories under the "Dark Delicacies" title he also co-edited The Book of Lists Horror. He has been nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award, a Rondo Hatton Award, and the Black Quill Award. His own short stories have appeared in various anthologies throughout the years and his tale "The Lost Herd" was converted into a script by Mick Garris and filmed as the premiere episode of the NBC horror anthology series “Fear Itself”. Along with his wife Sue he owns Dark Delicacies, America's only all-horror book and gift store, in Burbank, CA.
Elizabeth Barrial is a freelance writer and the co-owner of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, the world's first dark perfume house, whose thematic focus is literature and gothic cultural anthropology. She has collaborated on scent projects with such luminaries as Neil Gaiman, George Perez, Terry Moore, and Mike Mignola, interpreting their stories through perfume. She also has a unique line based on a story of her own involving a nightmare carnival. She believes in compassionate consumerism, and has hosted numerous fundraisers for humane organizations and First Amendment rights groups. She lives in a lawn gnome-infested house with her three dogs, her husband, Ted, and their daughter, Lilith.