Walter Lazo enjoys writing horror and science fiction stories with an occasional martial arts story thrown in for good measure. He is currently obsessed with the short story form and hopes that it will make a comeback in popularity. Walter grew up reading the short stories of H.P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard and Richard Matheson, and later discovered the works of the great science fiction writers of the 20th century; namely, Philip K. Dick, Ray Bradbury and Isaac Asimov. He is also a fan of Stephen King and of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Walter lives in the south and spends most of his time reading, writing or blowing things up.