About Me

S. S. Michaels is a writer of transgressive fiction (Wikipedia) and horror, and is a member of the Horror Writers Association (HWA). She has lived abroad, traveled widely, jumped out of an airplane and driven a race car. She has worked in film and television, reading slush & writing coverage, then working as a production coordinator, and finally serving as a TV network financial analyst. She lives on the Georgia coast.

“S. S. Michaels is one of the best new voices in fiction. Her prose is inventive, intense, and highly entertaining… [Her] fiction grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go.” — Jeremy C. Shipp, Bram Stoker Award nominated author of CURSED

Written works include:

  • IDOLS & CONS available now! Jake Wolfram is the biggest, slickest, sickest pop star of our time. Drug-dealing voyeuristic punk, Jake, is yanked from poverty and into the white-hot spotlight after witnessing a crime committed by his neighbor, Damien Tungsten, front man for the boy band, In Dreams. Jake lives life on the run, hiding in the limelight, and resenting every single minute of it. He’s relentlessly pursued by his former friend, psychopathic visual artist, Patrick Salinger, who coerces Jake into helping him turn a grisly murder into a masterpiece. Seizing control of the power he craves, Jake disposes of Damien, confronts Patrick, and lives a bad-boy rock-and-roll lifestyle as he hijacks Damien’s super-stardom. But Damien’s not quite ready to let it go.

“Idols & Cons is disturbing, intense, and funny as hell.”Jeremy C. Shipp, Bram stoker Award nominated author of CURSED

“Idol & Cons exposes the high price of fame. S. S. Michaels goes for the jugular and leaves a trail of blood in her wake. “Amy Grech, Author of Blanket of White and The Art of Deception

“S.S. Michaels possesses an inventive mind for twisted prose. Idols and Cons rocks…and bleeds.”Jeremy Wagner, bestselling author of The Armageddon Chord
“In Idols and Cons, SS Michaels shows us just how disturbing, and bloody, fame can be. A drug-fuelled, psychotic ride.”Cate Gardner, author of Barbed Wire Hearts.
“Reading S.S. Michaels is like getting punched in the face until you vomit. In a good way.” -Kate Jonez, publisher Omnium Gatherum Media
Get IDOLS & CONS now:


  • REVIVAL HOUSE coming soon from Omnium Gatherum Media!


  • Edited two anthologies:
  • Ice Picks:  Most Chilling Stories from the Ice Plaza for Rainstorm Press.


  • The vacation of a lifetime: a stay at a remote Scandinavian resort hotel sculpted completely from ice and snow. Some come to enjoy the snowmobiling and dog sledding. Others come to experience the coolest in arctic luxury. Some have a wonderful time, taking fond memories home to share with family and friends. Others never quite make the trip home. Let’s focus on these poor souls who are lost in the frosty corridors, the meticulously sculpted suites, the frozen ballrooms. Send chills up our spines, make our blood run cold, and, above all, be chillingly original. This collection will feature short stories from some of the most talented horror writers around, including: Jeremy C. Shipp, Jeremy Wagner, John Edward Lawson, David Dunwoody, Robert R. Best, D. W. Grintalis, Cate Gardner, Jake Bible, Stacey Graham, Todd Austin Hunt, Kate Jonez, and Caleb J. Ross.
  • And

  • DETRITUS ANTHOLOGY, co-edited by Kate Jonez:  The impulse to collect springs from deep within the human psyche Squirrels gather acorns, rats collect shiny things, but only humans assign meaning to the objects they collect. Detritus is a collection of stories about the impulse to collect, preserve, and display gone horribly wrong. The stories in this collection can be about hoarders, cat ladies, people who keep cabinets of curiosities, folks who have secret stashes of strange and disturbing things or any other sort of person who has a frightening collection or a desperate need to gather up and keep things close.  


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