Charles Gramlich grew up on a farm in Arkansas, at the foot of the Ozark Mountains. He moved to New Orleans in 1986 to teach at Xavier University of Louisiana, and is still at Xavier thirty plus years later. However, after Hurricane Katrina tore up New Orleans in 2005, Charles and his award-winning artist wife, Lana, moved a little further north to the small community of Abita Springs, Louisiana. They live on a dirt road surrounded by pine forests full of squirrels, racoons, possums, many species of birds, and—too often—thousands of mosquitoes. Charles has a grown son named Joshua, and in the summer of 2019 welcomed his first grandchild—Silas.
Charles Gramlich sold his first short story in 1989, and his first novel in 2002. He has written in many genres, including westerns, science fiction, fantasy, and horror. His Talera fantasy series is a fast-paced five-volume set written in the tradition of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Mars tales. He’s written an SF novel called Under the Ember Star, and a horror/thriller called Cold in the Light. Some of his work in the western genre has appeared under the name Tyler Boone, particularly The Scarred One.
Charles’s shorter works have appeared in magazines and anthologies such as Beat to a Pulp, Night to Dawn, Heroic Fantasy Quarterly, Doorbells at Dusk, Dark Terrors, Dark Voices IV, and many others. Many of his stories have been collected in the anthologies, Bitter Steel, (Heroic fantasy), Midnight in Rosary (Vampires/Werewolves), In the Language of Scorpions (Horror), and Harmland (Noir). He’s even written a book on writing called Write With Fire.