Ian Rogers is a writer, photographer, artist, graphic designer, and web developer. At the age of twelve, his comic strip Styx & Stone was a regular feature of the Whitby Free Press. He has written extensively on film for both print and online publications, and his work has been reviewed in Entertainment Weekly. He has worked in radio broadcasting as guest co-host of Strange Days... Indeed on NewsTalk 1010 CFRB Toronto. He has also worked as webmaster for the award-winning horror-fiction website Chizine.com.
Ian's short stories have been published in several markets including Cemetery Dance, On Spec, Broken Pencil, and Shadows & Tall Trees. His work has also been selected for The Best Horror of the Year.
Ian is the author of the Felix Renn series of supernatural-noirs ("supernoirturals"), including "Temporary Monsters,""The Ash Angels," and "Black-Eyed Kids" from Burning Effigy Press. For more information about the series, visitTheBlackLands.com.
Ian's first book, a collection of dark fiction called Every House Is Haunted, is now available from ChiZine Publications. His second book, a collection of Felix Renn stories called SuperNOIRtural Tales, is available from Burning Effigy Press.
His work has been nominated for the Shirley Jackson Award.
Ian lives with his wife, Kathryn, in Peterborough, Ontario.
Praise for the work of Ian Rogers
"...an imaginative and original writer with the skill to fully execute his plots."
— Publishers Weekly
"...the 22 stories in Rogers's debut collection demonstrate the author's talent for finding the terrifying in the seemingly ordinary... This work of classic horror in the style of Shirley Jackson, Richard Matheson, and early Stephen King should attract fans of a more refined kind of horror."
— Library Journal
"His best stories resemble the work of Joss Whedon: contemporary fantasy in which quirky characters confront the uncanny with deadpan aplomb and an appealing degree of competence..."
– Quill & Quire
"Ian Rogers' stories are old-fashioned in the very best sense: classic chillers in the spirit of Shirley Jackson and Richard Matheson. Every House Is Haunted is full of well-crafted, satisfying twists, a fine companion for any reader of literate horror."
— Andrew Pyper
"Wry and stylishly bizarre... I hope he's on the job for years to come."
— Laird Barron
"...dialogue and description that snaps."
"Truly, this is one of the most chilling horror stories I’ve read in years. Make that, that I’ve read period."
— Jeffrey Thomas
"Rogers continues to engage and intrigue with his trademark cross-over of the supernatural mystery.... [his] writing has a cinematic quality that is fully immersive."
— Bloody Bookish