Born and bred in Tennessee, Ronald Kelly has been an author of Southern-Fried horror for 37 years, with fifteen novels, fourteen short story collections, and a Grammy Award-nominated audio collection to his credit. Influenced by writers like Stephen King, Robert McCammon, Joe R Lansdale, and Manly Wade Wellman, Kelly sets his tales of rural darkness in the hills and hollows of his native state and other locales of the American South.
His published works include Fear, Undertaker's Moon, Blood Kin, Hell Hollow, Hindsight, The Dark'Un, The Buzzard Zone, Mister Glow-Bones, The Halloween Store, Season's Creepings, Irish Gothic, After the Burn, and The Saga of Dead-Eye western-horror series. His collection, The Essential Sick Stuff, won the 2021 Splatterpunk Award for Best Collection. He lives in a backwoods hollow in Brush Creek, Tennessee with his wife and young'uns.