Advisory Council

The Denver Horror Collective Advisory Council is made up of local masters of the craft offering guidance and advice to DHC members.

Each Advisor will be featured in an issue of the Denver Horror Epitaph answering a question about writing, publishing, and/or marketing horror fiction.

Sam W. Anderson lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife, two kids and the most expensive rescue mutt in history. He’s the author of over forty published short stories and collaborative novels, and two short-story collections.

Carina Bissett is a writer, poet, and educator working primarily in the fields of speculative fiction and interstitial art. She’s based in Colorado Springs.

JoAnn Chaney is the author of What You Don’t Know and As Long As We Both Shall Live. She lives with her family in Castle Rock.

Lanie Goodell is author of Salvagium, a romantic horror for adults, as well as a myriad of short fiction pieces published on multiple platforms. She is a single mom and teacher currently residing in Denver, Colorado, though, as the daughter of two Navy personnel, she claims to be from everywhere.

Angie Hodapp has worked in publishing and professional writing, in one form or another, for sixteen years and currently works as Director of Literary Development at Nelson Literary Agency. Her short stories can be found in various anthologies.

Adrianne Montoya Colorado native Adrianne Montoya writes literary horror with a folkloric and historical flavor. She also has a finger in narrative podcasting, and another in developmental editing. She specializes in developing long-form literary fiction, thrillers, horror, and historical fiction, but also enjoys taking on stories and non-fiction projects. Find her podcast at

Henry Snider During the last two decades, Henry Snider has dedicated his time to helping others tighten their writing through critique groups, classes, lectures, prison prose programs, and high school fiction contests. He co-founded Fiction Foundry (est. 2012) and the award-winning Colorado Springs Fiction Writer’s Group (1996-2013). Thirteen years to the month from founding the CSFWG, he retired from the presidency. After a much needed vacation, he returned to the literary world.

Hollie Snider is a founding member of the Colorado Springs Fiction Writers Group and a founding member of Fiction Foundry. This child of the muses balances her time between writing, lecturing, and editing. She enjoys shooting, spending time with her family, and exploring the mountains around her home.

Steve Rasnic Tem has published 6 novels, 8 story collections, and over 400 short stories. He lives in Centennial.

Josh Viola is owner and chief editor of Hex Publishers, based in Erie, and his fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies.

Dean Wyant is a forty-two-year resident of Colorado with more than a decade of retail book selling experience and a deep network of author contacts. He’s the co-founder and acquisitions editor at Hex Publishers.