PERFECT FEAR: About the Contributors


Reprinted from Perfect Fear (released by Heraklid Books, July 5, 2012)

Cover of Perfect Fear: Four Tales of Terror, by Richard Poe

Q&A Author Interview

Paul Germano is a short-story writer and freelance journalist. His short fiction, mainstream and horror, has been published extensively in online and print magazines. His story “Lunch Hour” was published in 2011 in the UK-based hardcover horror anthology Soup of Souls and he is presently writing his own horror short-story collection called Chill. Germano earned his journalism degree from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School and has worked as an editor and writer for Le Moyne College, The Catholic Sun and Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts. His freelance journalism about music, art and pop culture has appeared widely in various Central New York publications. He lives in Syracuse, New York.

Cover and Book Design

Vanessa Perez has been a designer in the publishing business for over fifteen years. A former art director at Prima Publishing and Random House, she now freelances for large publishing houses, self-published authors, and everything in between, creating artwork from cover to cover. Please email books@vanessaperezdesign for more information about her services.


David Yeagley has been called “an American Indian Leonardo da Vinci.” He is an author, scholar, poet, literary critic, classical composer, concert musician, portrait artist and political commentator. Yeagley founded and runs the Bad Eagle Foundation, which promotes American Indian development. He is also founder and editor of the popular blog An enrolled member of the Comanche tribe, Yeagley was the first American Indian to receive a Masters of Divinity degree from Yale University. He was commissioned by the Oklahoma Historical Society to write an eighty-minute symphonic score for the recently-restored silent film Daughter of Dawn, a 1920 epic filmed in Oklahoma, which features all Indian actors. Daughter of Dawn premiered with its new score on June 10, 2012 at the deadCenter Film Festival in Oklahoma City. Yeagley’s published books include The End of the World in Poe and Altered States. He lives in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.


Nina Zivancevic is a poet, novelist, essayist, art critic and literary scholar. Her numerous books include Death of New York City and Inside & Out of Byzantium. A native of the former Yugoslavia, Zivancevic spent many years in the United States. She was a close associate of the poet Allen Ginsberg, collaborating on the first translation of his works into Serbian, and serving as Ginsberg’s teaching assistant at Naropa Institute. Zivancevic was a noted figure in the East Village poetry and performance art scenes of the 1980s. Today she lives in France and teaches the history of the American avant-garde at the University of Paris.

Reprinted from Perfect Fear (released by Heraklid Books, July 5, 2012)