Thomas F. Monteleone, born in 1946, is an American science fiction and horror fiction author. Monteleone has been a professional writer since 1972, and 4-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award. He has published more than 100 short stories in numerous magazines and anthologies. His stories have been nominated for numerous awards, and have appeared in many of the best-of-the-year compilations.
His notorious column of opinion and entertainment, "The Mothers And Fathers Italian Association," currently appears in Cemetery Dance magazine. He is the editor of seven anthologies, including the highly acclaimed Borderlands series edited with his wife, Elizabeth, of which, Borderlands 5, won a Bram Stoker Award in 2003. They conduct a "boot-camp" for writers at Seton Hall University. He has also written The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing a Novel.
Monteleone also writes for the stage and television, having scripts produced for American Playhouse (which won him the Bronze Award at the International TV and Film Festival of New York and the Gabriel Award), George Romero's Tales from the Darkside, and a series on Fox TV entitled Night Visions.