To learn more about us, please review the following brief biographies of the Haverhill House team:
John M. McIlveen
The Editor-In-Chief of Haverhill House Publishing, John M. McIlveen is the author of the paranormal suspense novel, Hannahwhere (Winner of the 2015 Drunken Druid Award (Ireland) and nominated for the 2015 Bram Stoker Award (HWA) in the First Novel category.
With more than fifty short stories in print, he has two story collections, Inflictions and Jerks and Other Tales from the Perfect Man, and the novella Got Your Back. A father of five daughters, he works at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory and lives in Haverhill, MA. Please visit him at https://johnmcilveen.com.
Matt Bechtel was born just south of Detroit, Michigan (cursing him a Lions fan), into a mostly-Irish family of dreamers and writers as opposed to the pharmaceutical or construction giants that share his surname. As such, he has spent most of his years making questionable life decisions and enjoying the results. Mentored by their late-founder Bob Booth, he serves on the Executive Committee of the Northeastern Writers’ Convention (a.k.a. Camp Necon) and was a partner in the Necon E-Books digital publishing company, creating and managing the web site for each. His own writing tends towards dark humor / satire and has been compared to Ray Bradbury and Cormac McCarthy. He currently lives in Providence, Rhode Island (and if you look closely at his author’s picture you can see that he follows Irish tradition and signs his initials into the head of his Guinness). He also has over twenty years of experience in graphic and web design, and samples from his portfolio can be found at www.matt-bechtel.com/portfolio/.
(Grammar & Content Editor)
Linda Nagle is an author/editor/screenwriter from Liverpool, England. Her collection Stranger Companies (Kuboa Press) is available online. She has been published in the following anthologies: Tales of the Female Perspective (Chinbeard Books); Paladins (Near to the Knuckle); 6 x 6 x 6 (A forthcoming experimental chapbook, published by Ice Pick Books, whose stories each comprise six paragraphs, each containing six sentences, which in turn each contained six words; Within Darkness and Light (a collection of dark and uplifting poetry published by Nothing Books); and The Black Room Manuscripts, Vol. 3 (The Sinister Horror Company). Then there’s “trafico” – (small ‘t’ – which is annoying as hell) a series she was commissioned to write for First Frame Films, dealing with human trafficking, filmed in NYC and NJ.
She has edited numerous books for Haverhill House Publishing and John McIlveen, as well as Legends of the Jungle (a non-fiction book about American football by Mark Powell), Just Dino (a biography of Dean Martin by Bernard. H. Thorpe with Elliot Thorpe), Weekend Getaway (a home invasion novel from Tom Deady), and too many short stories to mention.
Please follow Linda’s blog at https://liberatetutemet.com.
(Marketing / Publicity & Graphic Design)
Cat Scully loves to create unique marketing experiences for authors at all stages of publication. After ten years working as a graphic designer, brand manager, motion graphics animator, and copy writer for top-level brands, she moved into publishing to share her expertise with fellow writers. Her illustrations and designs have been featured in campaigns for Penguin Random House, Scholastic, St. Martin’s, HarperCollins, Simon and Schuster, Simon Teen, Sourcebooks, and Insight Editions. When she’s not working on publishing campaigns, she writes and illustrates books for adults, teens, and kids. Her world maps can be found in Labyrinth Lost and Bruja Born by Zoraida Cordova, Winterspell by Claire Legrand, Ruin of Stars by Linsey Miller, and Give the Dark My Love by Beth Revis. Please visit her at www.catherinescully.com and https://www.instagram.com/catmscully/.
Dyer Wilk is a writer and graphic designer hailing from California. His illustrations and designs have graced dozens of book covers, including multiple Haverhill House titles. His horror and science fiction stories have appeared in several anthologies, and many more are due to appear in his forthcoming collection, A Season of Dusk.