Del Howison is a journalist, writer, and a Bram Stoker Award-winning editor of the anthology series Dark Delicacies. He has been nominated for over half a dozen awards including The Shirley Jackson Award and the Black Quill. His short western/horror story The Lost Herd, originally published in Hot Blood 11 in 2005 was turned into the premiere (and highest rated) episode, The Sacrifice, for the series Fear Itself on NBC. He is the co-founder and owner of Dark Delicacies, a book and gift store located in Burbank, California which won the El Posto Negro award from Italy for best specialty store. Dark Delicacies was also inducted into the Rondo Hatton Hall of Fame. His novel The Survival of Margaret Thomas was released in July of 2019 in hardback and ebook from Five Star Publishers and audio book from Blackstone.