About the Author

Portrait of author T.J. Tranchell
Photography by Melissa Hartley.
Founded in June 2011, Warnings Signs is your final destination for all things horror. Covering books, movies, TV, music and horror-related events, Warning Signs will bring you the best original reviews, opinions and analysis of all that goes bump in the night.

Founder and creator T.J. Tranchell was born on Halloween, has worked as a journalist, horror movie columnist, pizza delivery man, warehouse worker, haunted house monster, customer service clerk, college instructor, and other less glamorous jobs. Since starting Warning Signs, Tranchell has become a father and earned a master's degree in literature from Central Washington University with, naturally, a focus on the horror genre.

Tranchell published his first novel, "Cry Down Dark," through Blysster Press in 2016. In 2017, Blysster will release a collection of short stories, poetry, and film criticism titled "Asleep In the Nightmare Room." He has also published horror short fiction, is at work on his second novel, and was co-editor of GIVE: An Anthology of Anatomical Entries, a dark fiction anthology from When the Dead Books. He is a rising star among horror scholars, having presented work on Stephen King at the Popular Culture Association's national conference, and has been a panelist and interviewer at Crypticon Seattle for several years.

He currently teaches at the University of Idaho, where he serves as the Student Media Adviser, and is the author development coordinator for Blysster Press.

Tranchell now accepts freelance editing work, with a focus on new authors and their first books.

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