James Carlson began writing as a young man by obsessively scribbling journal entries while hitchhiking and traveling on buses across the US. Later, a few of his attempts at poetry appeared in online magazines. Around that time, he also started work as a freelance music journalist, reviewing albums and interviewing artists for a handful of publications. In recent years, he has discovered a passion for penning short stories, especially in the genres of horror, science fiction, and dark fantasy. His work has appeared in anthologies from Gypsum Sound Tales, Breaking Rules Publishing, Grinning Skull Press, Terror Tract Publishing, Deadman’s Tome, Reanimated Writers Press, and others.