Stephen Mark Rainey lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife Peggy and three vicious wildcats of the tabby persuasion. He began writing professionally in 1987, and is author of several novels; three short story collections; and over 80 published works of short fiction.
For over a decade, Rainey edited Deathrealm Magazine, which he retired in 1997 to more actively pursue his own writing ventures. Deathrealm was winner of the International Horror Critics Guild Award for Best Magazine of 1995, one of the many honors bestowed upon the magazine. In its ten-year history, Deathrealm featured hundreds of short stories by authors ranging from the most established professionals to young, aspiring first-timers, many of whom proceeded to carve out names for themselves in the dark fantasy field.
Rainey is currently working on a World War II historical dark fantasy, titled Blue Devil Island--the story of a fictitious U.S. Navy squadron in the Pacific during the Solomons campaign of late 1943, and its mysterious encounters on a remote tropical island. He has new short stories scheduled to appear in DarkTales Books' upcoming anthology, Dead But Dreaming, and F&B Books' anthology Octoberland.
Biography provided by the author, March 2002