Rio Youers

Rio Youers is the British Fantasy Award–nominated author of Old Man Scratch and Mama Fish. He has drawn praise from some of the most noteworthy names in the genre. (“ … one of the most vital, most exciting young talents to come along in this decade.” —Peter Straub, bestselling author of Shadowland and Ghost Story. “Rio Youers writes about scarred, lost people, struggling to regain their humanity, with passion and eloquence. He’s a writer to watch.” —Joe Hill, bestselling author of Heart-Shaped Box and Horns.) Rio’s short fiction has been published by PS Publishing, Edge, Shroud, and IDW. His debut novel, Everdead, was published in 2008 to outstanding reviews. (“… a spectacular contemporary novel.” —Cemetery Dance. “Hands down, Everdead is the best book this reviewer has read all year.” —Dark Scribe Magazine.) Rio’s second novel, End Times, will be released by PS Publishing in the fall of 2010, and his first short story collection, Dark Dreams, Pale Horses, also from PS Publishing, will follow in 2011.


Rio lives in Cambridge, Ontario with his wife Emily.