Edo van Belkom
Edo van Belkom, a former reporter on the sports and police beats for newspapers in and around Toronto, arrived on the horror scene in 1990. His first short story sale, Baseball Memories, was selected for the prestigious Year’s Best Horror Stories edited by Karl Edward Wagner. The story was also nominated for Canada’s prestigious Aurora Award and appeared side-by-side with work by authors such as Mordecai Richler and W. P. Kinsella in The Grand Slam Book of Canadian Baseball Writing.
Van Belkom hasn’t looked back since. Some 150 short stories have sold to a variety of top magazines and anthologies in the sf, fantasy, horror and mystery genres as well as Simon & Schuster’s BEST AMERICAN EROTICA. He has twice won the Aurora Award, taken home the Bram Stoker Award once, and been a finalist on many other occasions in a variety of categories spanning his work as a novelist, anthologist and non-fiction author, and his YA novel WOLF PACK won Ontario’s prestigious Silver Birch Award. Overseas, his work has been published in Germany, Spain and Italy. SCREAM QUEEN (2003) and BLOOD ROAD (2004) are his first major mass market horror novels.
Edo was also one of four on-air hosts for the launch of ScreamTV in 2000, hosting the segment Post Mortem during their late night movie block.
Born in Toronto in 1962, van Belkom received a B.A. in Creative Writing from York University and now resides in Brampton, Ontario with his wife Roberta.