Ace Antonio Hall is the author of the novel, Confessions of Sylva Slasher. His short stories They and Raising Mary: Frankenstein have been awarded Honorable Mention for the Writers of the Future Awards 2013 and 2014. He published his short story Dead Chick Walking in Calliope Magazine Fall 2013 #141.
In 2015, Hall has sold his short stories to be published with Weasel Press/The Haunted Traveler, Bride of Chaos/9 Tales, Pure Fantasy & Science Fiction, Vol. 4, Jitter/Prolific Press, and Night to Dawn Magazine #29.
Hall received a BFA from Long Island University and taught English for more than a decade. He is a native New Yorker who now resides in Los Angeles, CA.
About the Sylva Slasher Universe:
Confessions of Sylva Slasher is a 2013 young adult horror novel by Ace Antonio Hall, set in an alternate universe. The novel introduces the character Sylva Fleischer, an eighteen-year old necromancer who is hired by the government to help combat a zombie outbreak during an apparent apocalypse. The novel blends elements of science fiction, action and martial arts fiction. Themes covered deal with alienation, abandonment, rebirth and self-empowerment.
SYLVA lives on a parallel version of Earth, where “deadheads” (zombies) are are non-threatening, with gentle simple minds. Because deadheads can speak (somewhat) and never lie, officers of the law hire Sylva for police investigations, corporations hire her for company takeovers when a chief executive dies or mourners want their loved ones raised to simply say their last goodbyes.