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 local videostore next door, the owner let him rent from the horror section 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. For a taste of his work, grab a copy of his story “Lost & Found.” It is about an English professor brought back to life by her scientist husband 10 years after her untimely death, only to discover that her child had been murdered, and the people in her life had changed much more in 10 years than she had thought possible. “Lost & Found” is available online through Broken Pencil.
The Devil’s Muse is Zio’s tribute to the horror genre, from movies to books to the paranormal.