S. Alessandro Martinez is a native Southern Californian who writes horror and fantasy for adults and children. His writings have appeared in several magazines and anthologies. He was first published in Deadman’s Tome with the story ‘The Corruption in the Deep.’ He enjoys writing about all sorts of horror, especially about unspeakable creatures, body-horror, and supernatural terror. He also enjoys writing fantasy. He has a fantastical world of his own creation filled with stories of mystical and terrible creatures, fantastic cultures and races, and powerful magic. Helminth is his debut novel.