With the seeds firmly planted in his mind by Pittsburgh's Chiller Theatre offered Thomas Scopel the weekly scares he desired. After obtaining a degree and working in the engineering field, constantly feeling the writing itch, he pursued it, becoming a correspondent at the Daytona Beach News Journal. This scratched the itch, but left only raised, bloody, horror aspirating welts on his flesh and he converted to horror fiction. Since entering the darkness, with no intentions of ever returning , he has been published in many horror and fright based electronic and print publications. His tales include The Pumpkin Patch (August's "Look What I Found" anthology from Norgus Press), Lickety Split, While You Sleep, All the Creatures Were Stirring...Even the Mouse, The Eight Legs of Night, The Argument, A Cup of Sugar, The Horrors of Easter, Don't Forget the Fingers: A Guide to the Perfect Zombie Family Picnic, Welcome, and more. His ebook "Twitch" was released July 15, 2011 from Suspense Publishing. He lives in Ormond Beach, Florida.