Michael Cieslak

Author, editor, and publisher of dark speculative fiction.


Author, editor, and publisher of dark speculative fiction.

Michael Cieslak is a lifetime reader and writer of horror, mystery, and speculative fiction. A native of Detroit, he still lives within 500 yards of the city with his wife and their two dogs Tesla and Titus. The house is covered in Halloween decorations in October and dragons the rest of the year. He is an officer in the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers. His works have appeared in a number of collections including DOA: Extreme Horror, Dead Science, Vicious Verses and Reanimated Rhymes, the GLAHW anthologies, and Alter Egos Vol 1. He is the current Literature Track Head for Penguicon. 

Michael’s most recent endeavor is the Dragon’s Roost Press imprint which published it’s first anthology Desolation, 21 Tales for Tails in 2014.  Other titles include The Maiden’s Courage by Mary Lynne Gibbs, Eldritch Embraces: Putting the Love Back in Lovecraft, and Hell Hath No Fury by Peggy Christie, Jericho Rising and Jericho’s Redemption by Mary Lynne Gibbs, and Sex, Gore, & Millipedes by Ken MacGregor.

He is currently raising funds for a two volume anthology featuring various cryptozoological creatures.

Michael’s mental excreta (including his personal blog They Napalmed My Shrubbery This Morning) can be found on-line at thedragonsroost.net.


Webpage: http://thedragonsroost.net

Dragon’s Roost Press: http://thedragonsroost.net/Publications/publications.html

The Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers: http://glahw.com


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  • Writing

  • editing

  • small press publishing

  • horror

  • speculative fiction.

  • BA in Pyschology with minors in Sociology and Anthropology

  • Graduate work in Criminology and Criminal Justice.