Axel Howerton

Axel Howerton

Axel Howerton is the genre-hopping punch-drunk author of the horror novella Living Dead at Zigfreidt & Royand the darkly funny detective novel Hot Sinatra, which was a finalist for the 2014 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel. His newest novel Furr, available now from Tyche Books is a “modern gothic werewolf story that’s part crime novel and part urban fantasy”. Axel is the editor of the anthologies Death by Drive-In, Tall Tales of the Weird West and AB Negative, a collection of crime stories by Albertan authors. He is the organizer of the quarterly Calgary crime soireeNoirBarYYC, as well as the progenitor of the legendary Coffin Hop online author event that ran from 2009 to 2014. His work has appeared in places like Big Pulp, Fires on the Plain, Steampunk Originals, Night Shade, Dark Eclipse, Sleuth Magazine, and “The Big Lebowski” compendium Lebowski 101, as well as the anthologies A Career Guide to Your Job in Hell andLet It Snow.

Axel spends most of his time roaming the untamed prairies of Alberta with his two brilliant young sons and a wife that is way out of his league.

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  • Education
    • University of Calgary
    • SAIT