Sean Zio’s appreciation for horror began as a pre-teen when he discovered Tales From the Crypt, Haunt of Fear and Vault of Horror comics at his local corner store. At the same time, at the independent videostore next door, the owner let him rent from the horror section, from Hitchcock to slashers, without adult supervision. Early on, he developed a solid foundation in the basics of horror, suspense and gore, which also led him to the works of horror-writing masters like Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe and Agatha Christie.
Today, Zio’s favourite pasttime is writing horror stories and playing with the elements of pacing, description and narrative tension to build a fear response in his readers.
The Devil’s Muse is Zio’s tribute to the horror genre, from gore to true crime to the paranormal.