xmlns:fb=”http://www.facebook.com/2008/fbml”> The Authors

The Authors

Joe Nassise

nassise-new-photo-june-2009bJoe is the author of more than a dozen novels, including the internationally bestselling Templar Chronicles series (HERETIC, A SCREAM OF ANGELS, A TEAR IN THE SKY, INFERNAL GAMES) , the Jeremiah Hunt series from Tor Books, and the forthcoming Great Undead War series from HarperCollins. He has also written several installments in the internationally bestselling adventure series, Rogue Angel, from Harlequin/Gold Eagle.

He's a former president of the Horror Writers Association, the world's largest organization of professional horror writers, and a two time Bram Stoker Award and International Horror Guild Award nominee, and a founding member of SupernaturalInk.com.

Joe currently makes his home in the deserts of southern Arizona.

 


 

Jon F. Merz

Jon F Merz As a writer, Jon has published over a dozen novels including four Lawson Vampire adventures (2002-2003) with Kensington’s Pinnacle Books, the Jake Thunder mystery/thriller DANGER-CLOSE (2004) with Five Star Mystery/Thorndike Press, and eight installments in the internationally bestselling adventure series Rogue Angel (2006-present) with Harlequin’s Gold Eagle line. His latest thriller PARALLAX debuted in March 2009 as an exclusive ebook. Book 5 in his Lawson Vampire series debuts in Spring 2011 from St. Martin’s Press.

As a producer, Jon has formed New Ronin Entertainment with longtime friend Jaime Hassett to create television and feature film projects in the New England area. Their first project is THE FIXER, a new supernatural action TV series based on Jon’s Lawson Vampire novels.

As a ninja, Jon has studied authentic Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu/Ninjutsu for almost twenty years under Mark Davis of the Boston Martial Arts Center. He has also trained with senior Bujinkan instructors both in the United States and Japan. During a trip to Japan in February 2003, Jon earned his 5th degree black belt directly from the 34th Grandmaster of Togakure-ryu Ninjutsu, Masaaki Hatsumi. In addition to traditional training, Jon has also taught defensive tactics to a wide range of clients, including civilian crime watch groups, police and EMS first responders, military units, and federal organizations including the US Department of State, the Department of Justice, and the Bureau of Prisons.

In his past, Jon served with the United States Air Force, worked for the US government, and handled executive protection for a variety of Fortune 500 clients.

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