Gemma Files is an award-winning horror writer, and has also been a film reviewer, teacher and screenwriter. A twenty-year veteran of the short fiction market, she had published two story collections and two chap-books of poetry by the time she wrote her first novel, A Book of Tongues, Volume One of the Hexslinger Series. It was nominated for a first novel Bram Stoker Award, and won the DarkScribe Magazine Black Quill Small Press Chill award, in both the Reader’s Choice and Publishers’ Choice categories. It was followed by a sequel, A Rope of Thorns. Her latest book, A Tree of Bones, completes the trilogy.