Axel Howerton is the author of the darkly funny detective novel Hot Sinatra, a finalist for the 2014 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel. Axel is a former entertainment journalist, and the co-creator/manager of the annual Coffin Hop online horror event. His short fiction has recently appeared in such weird and wonderful publications as Fires on the Plain, Steampunk Originals, Dark Moon Digest and many more. He has also been featured in the collections Clones Fairies & Monsters in the Closet, Tall Tales Of The Weird West, Lebowski 101, A Career Guide To Your Job In Hell, and the best-selling holiday anthology Let It Snow: Season’s Readings For A Super-Cool Yule.
His short story series Manlove & Kickerdick Tricks, based on characters from Hot Sinatra, are published by Coffin Hop Press, where he is also an editor.
Axel is a member of the Calgary Crime Writers, the CSFFA, and a member of the board of the Crime Writers of Canada. He spends most of his time roaming the untamed prairies of Alberta with his two brilliant young sons and a wife that is way out of his league.
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