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Christa Faust is the author of several novels, including Choke Hold, Money Shot and Hoodtown. Money Shot was nominated for an Edgar award, Anthony award and Barry award, and won a Spinetingler award in the ‘Rising Star’ category. She worked in the Times Square peep booths, as a professional dominatrix, and in the adult film industry both behind and in front of the cameras for over a decade, starring in dozens of racy fetish-oriented videos. She also wrote and directed a four-part bondage adventure serial called Dita in Distress, featuring world famous Burlesque queen Dita Von Teese. Faust is a Film Noir fanatic and an avid reader of classic hardboiled pulp novels, and an MMA fight fan. She lives and writes in Los Angeles.
Born under a bad sign with family roots in one of the oldest towns in Texas and the Mississippi Delta, Gary Phillips must keep writing to forestall his appointment at the crossroads. In addition to Peepland his short story “The Two Falcons” in The Highway Kind: Tales of Fast Cars, Desperate Drivers and Dark Roads was recently optioned by Legendary Entertainment; his first ever Sherlock Holmes story, “Martin X,” is in Echoes of Sherlock Holmes: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon; and with Robert J. Randisi, Phillips co-edited the recent anthology 44 Caliber Funk: Tales of Crime, Soul and Payback. He teaches in Antioch University’s MFA creative writing program.