Axel Howerton is a former entertainment journalist, and the author of the Arthur Ellis Award nominated detective caper Hot Sinatra; the zombie novella Living Dead at Zigfreid & Roy; the noir hitman fable Con Morte; and the modern gothic fairytale Furr, which spins off into his forthcoming “Wolf & Devil” urban fantasy series for Tyche Books, beginning with Demon Days, coming in 2020.
His short stories, poetry and non-fiction have appeared in dozens of online and print publications over the last decade.
Axel is also the publisher and managing editor of the award-winning Coffin Hop Press Ltd., and has been the editor and/or designer behind more than 20 books, including Golden Spur award winner Kill As You Go by Therese Greenwood; the Ellis Award nominated anthologies AB Negative, and Baby, It’s Cold Outside; the weird western anthology Tall Tales of the Weird West; the weird fiction collection It’s a Weird Winter Wonderland; the dark comedy-crime hybrid Knucklehead Noir; and the acclaimed collection The Dame Was Trouble: The Best of Female Canadian Crime Writers.
When he’s not writing or making books, Axel can be found aimlessly roaming the hills of Southern Alberta, polishing his many unremarkable guitars, or teaching small children how to safely punch each other in the face (as a boxing coach).
Visit Axel online at www.axelhow.com or seek him out on social media as #AxelHow and #PunchDrunkUncle