Hello, and welcome to my page. I’m Ray Pantle, writer of contemporary and historical Gothic horror, psychological horror, supernatural suspense, Black Mirror-esque science fiction, dark fantasy, and other speculative fiction.
The complexities of the human mind fascinate me, so my work largely focuses on internal character journeys, loners and outcasts, flawed protagonists, and the raw yet sympathetic depiction of mental illness/madness. As an avid traveler who’s set foot in places such as Greece, Turkey, India, Peru, and France, international settings often play a role in the stories I weave.
I earned a degree in Creative Writing from the University of Pittsburgh. I am an active member of the Horror Writers Association as well as its Ohio Chapter. You can find me in Columbus, Ohio with my wife Kristen and our many needy cats.