Richard Gavin is a critically acclaimed author whose work explores the realm where dread and the sublime conjoin. His supernatural tales have been chosen for several volumes of Best New Horror and Year's Best Horror and have been collected in five books, such as Sylvan Dread and At Fear's Altar. In 2015 Richard co-edited (with Patricia Cram and Daniel A. Schulke) Penumbrae: An Occult Fiction Anthology. He has also published numerous works of esotericism, including The Benighted Path: Primeval Gnosis and the Monstrous Soul, as well as meditations on the macabre. Richard dwells in the North.