Award-winning writer and narrator, Lawrence Santoro began writing dark tales at age five.
In 2001 his novella “God Screamed and Screamed, Then I Ate Him” was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award. In 2002, his adaptation and audio production of Gene Wolfe’s “The Tree Is My Hat,” was also Stoker nominated. In 2003, his Stoker-recommended “Catching” received Honorable Mention in Ellen Datlow’s 17th Annual “Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror” anthology. In 2004, “So Many Tiny Mouths” was cited in the anthology’s 18th edition. In the 20th, his novella, “At Angels Sixteen,” from the anthology A DARK AND DEADLY VALLEY, was similarly honored.
Larry’s first novel, “Just North of Nowhere,” was published in 2007. A collection of his short fiction, DRINK FOR THE THIRST TO COME, was published in 2011. He lives in Chicago and is working on two new novels, “Griffon and the Sky Warriors,” and “A Mississippi Traveler, or Sam Clemens Tries the Water”
Editor Cher Eaves graduated 9th in her class from John Marshall Law School in Chicago many years ago. She has worked as a narcotics prosecutor and as a capital defense attorney, Cher retired from criminal defense after 15 years. On April 2, 2012 Cher was sworn in to practice before the United States Supreme Court. By day Cher works as a social security and workers’ compensation attorney with Caslin & Cecil Law firm, securing the rights of injured workers in Western Kentucky.
Cher’s MS in library science from the University of Illinois has come in handy in her work for Crime City Central. Her BA in political science from the University of Louisiana really serves no purpose.
For fun Cher judges mock trial competitions for Eastern Kentucky University; sits with dying people for Hospice of Western Kentucky; serves meals at Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen; acts in theater and film projects at Western Kentucky University; takes random college classes; and edits this marvelous podcast. Cher started out as a narrator for Starship Sofa and Tony, recognizing her magically endless supply of time and energy, roped her into the Crime City Central. He recently nudged her into doing a similar job for Tales to Terrify. Her husband of 14 years spends his free time as a blacksmith.
Cher’s favorite TV show is “off” – she hates TV and never watches it. Her favorite authors are Terry Pratchett, Richelle Mead, Maya Angelou, David Vann, fellow Kentuckians Sue Grafton and Keven McQueen, and any author who agrees to participate in Tales to Terrify and Crime City Central.
Tony C. Smith
Host/Editor/Producer of Hugo Award winning StarShipSofa podcast