Thomas Brown is a graduate of the University of Southampton, where he studied MA Creative Writing. He has been Co-Editor of Dark River Press and has written for a number of magazines, websites and independent publishers. In 2010 he won the University of Southampton's Flash Fiction Competition for his story, 'Crowman'. He is also a proud member of the dark fiction writing group: Pen of the Damned. Literary influences include Friedrich Nietzsche, Poppy Z. Brite and Thomas Ligotti. David Stuart Davies is the author of six novels featuring private detective hero, Johnny Hawke, and another seven novels featuring Sherlock Holmes as well as several non-fiction books about the Baker Street detective including the movie volume Starring Sherlock Holmes. As well as being a committee member of the Crime Writers' Association, and editing their monthly magazine, Red Herrings, David is the general contributing editor for Wordsworth Editions Mystery & Supernatural series and a major contributor of introductions to the Collectors' Library classic editions. Ellipsis is Nikki Dudley's first novel. Nikki also writes poetry which has been published in several magazines including streetcake, the online magazine, of which she is joint editor.