William J. Donahue made halfhearted attempts to become an American ninja, a professional wrestler, a horror-punk icon, and, finally, a goon for a minor-league ice hockey team. Although he failed miserably in each of these pursuits, the experiences provided ample fodder for his fiction. In addition to the novel, BURN, BEAUTIFUL SOUL, he has authored three short-story collections: TOO MUCH POISON, FILTHY BEAST, and BRAIN CRADLE, one of which (FILTHY BEAST) was a finalist for Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year Award.
When he’s not writing literary horror/dark fiction, entertaining his cats, or wandering quietly in the woods, he works as a full-time magazine editor and features writer. Currently he is the chief editor of three monthly lifestyle publications serving the Greater Philadelphia Area, and he’s also on the editorial staff of a literary journal that celebrates the remarkable people, places, and history of Bucks County, Pa. His writing and on-camera reporting have earned multiple awards for excellence in business journalism. He lives inside a small but well-guarded fortress near Bethlehem, Pa.