Freivald, Patrick


Richard Laymon President’s Award, 2015


Black Tide (JournalStone Publishing), Novel, 2015

Jade Sky (JournalStone), Novel, 2014

Special Dead (JournalStone), Young Adult Novel, 2013

“Snapshot” (Blood & Roses, Scarlett River Press), Short Fiction, 2013

BIO: Patrick Freivald is a four-time Bram Stoker Award® nominated author, a high school teacher (physics, robotics, American Sign Language), and a beekeeper specializing in hot pepper infused honey. He lives in Western New York with his beautiful wife, three parrots, two dogs, too many cats, and several million stinging insects. A member of the HWA and ITW, he’s always had a soft spot for slavering monsters of all kinds.

He is the author of six novels and dozens of short stories, from hyper-violent kickass thrillers and teen zombie melodramas, science fiction and horror and fantasy. Find him at, on Facebook, Twitter, and at