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Born in London, England and raised in Toronto, Canada, Gemma Files has been an awardwinning horror writer for over twenty years, as well as a film critic, screenwriter and teacher. She has published two collections of short work: KISSING CARRION (2003) and THE WORM IN EVERY HEART (2004), both from Wildside Press. She has also written two chapbooks of poetry. Her first novel, A BOOK OF TONGUES: VOLUME ONE OF THE HEXSLINGER SERIES, won the 2010 Black Quill award for "Best Small Press Chill" (Editors' and Readers' Choice) from DARKSCRIBE MAGAZINE, and was also nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel. Its sequel, A ROPE OF THORNS (2011), along with A TREE OF BONES (2012), complete a trilogy which is really one narrative broken into three instalments. For her next trick, she looks forward to writing something different.
Learn more about Gemma Files at her official website, musicatmidnightgfiles.blogspot.com, or more than you probably want to know at her blog, handful_ofdust.livejournal.com.