Richard Thomas was the winner of contests at ChiZine/Chiaroscuro, JotSpeak and Cafe Doom/One Buck Horror. He has published over fifty stories online and in print, including the Shivers VI anthology (Cemetery Dance) with Stephen King and Peter Straub, the Warmed and Bound anthology (Velvet Press), the Noir at the Bar anthology, Speedloader (Snubnose Press), Murky Depths, Gargoyle, PANK, Pear Noir!, Weird Fiction Review, Word Riot, 3:AM Magazine, and Opium. His debut novel Transubstantiate was released in July of 2010. He received four Pushcart nominations in 2011. In his spare time he writes book reviews at The Nervous Breakdown and a column for Lit Reactor.