About the Author

Aiden Merchant is an author, editor, designer, and publisher. He made his fictional debut in 2019 with the release of Dead as Soon as Born and Kill for Them. He followed those collections with several singles and a holiday-themed horror collection appropriately titled Horrific Holidays.

In 2022, he will be releasing his latest collection, Sickness is in Season, via Crossroad Press/Macabre Ink, as well as several new novellas and short stories.

He can be found in the pages of Wild Violence (Blood Rites Horror), Pulp Harvest (Blood Rites Horror), and Slice of Paradise (DarkLit Press).

He is the editor and publisher of Milk Teeth by Andrew Post and Blackberry Blood: A Dark Selection of Poetry and Fiction.


Gruesome, funny…brims with a variety of unimaginable horrors you won’t be able to turn away from.

Micah Castle (author of The Abyss Beyond the Reflection) reviewing Sickness is in Season

…wonderfully terrifying…unsettling…brutal…I didn’t think it could get any more terrifying. I was wrong.

Erica Robyn Metcalf reviewing Squirming Disease

Aiden leaves no room for happy endings, instead giving way to feelings of dread. You’ll have to cheer yourself up this time around!

Brutal Bookshelf reviewing Damned Hunger

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