Ross E. Lockhart is the Publisher/Editor in Chief of Word Horde, a genre publishing company launching in fall 2013. A lifelong fan of supernatural, fantastic, speculative, and weird fiction, Lockhart holds degrees in English from Sonoma State University (BA) and SFSU (MA). He is a veteran of small-press publishing, having edited scores of well-regarded novels of horror, fantasy, and science fiction. In 2011, Lockhart edited the acclaimed Lovecraftian anthology The Book of Cthulhu. In October 2012, a follow-up, The Book of Cthulhu II was published by Night Shade Books, and his rock-and-roll novel Chick Bassist was published by Lazy Fascist Press. Lockhart lives in an old church in Petaluma, California, with his wife Jennifer, hundreds of books, and Elinor Phantom, a Shih Tzu moonlighting as his editorial assistant.