Ken Newman has loved stories of the supernatural since listening to his grandmother's folk tales of witches, angels, haints, and catawamps when he was a child. Author of the paranormal thrillers Forsaken, Bedeviled, and The Witch Tattoo, his fiction reflects his Tennessee roots and his love for all things-that-go-bump-in-the-night. Mixing folklore and modern themes, with just right sprinkle of romance, Ken's novels create a twisted universe of supernatural creatures and larger-than-life heroes where nothing is as it seems. He has now added to his science fiction resume of The Ark and Dead Ends with his newest novel, The God Machine. It is pure escapism at its best. When not writing, he enjoys sculpting, cheesy monster movies, and building the occasional trebuchet. A member of the International Thriller Writers Association, Ken lives in East Tennessee with his wife Christian and their three daughters.