Stoker Award winner Norman Partridge lives in Northern California with his wife, writer Tia V. Travis. Stephen King, Peter Straub, and Joe R. Lansdale have all praised Partridge's work, and he's a frequent contributor to the year's best anthologies. Upcoming projects include a new short story collection from Night Shade Press, The Man With the Barbed-Wire Fists, and a new series of novels for Subterranean Press, The Atomic Highway. The first volume of the latter, '59 Frankenstein, takes place in an alternate 1950s where teenage monsters and grave-robbing juvenile delinquents rumble on Route 66. Partridge promises that the book will feature "switchblades, giant bugs, and really, really good rock 'n' roll." Norman's story "Guignoir" appears in the Scorpius horror anthology Hours of Darkness.