K.E. Semmel's short fiction has appeared in Ontario Review, Aethlon, and Monkeybicycle. His as-yet-unpublished novel IN THE COUNTRY OF MONSTROUS CREATURES, an upmarket literary thriller, is a loose retelling of the first great “Scandinavian” crime story, Beowulf. Second novel manuscript, THE BOOK OF LOSMAN, is complete, an excerpt of which appeared in Green Mountains Review. His third novel manuscript, THE LAND OF KORA, a middle grade adventure, is also complete. Currently seeking new agent. Read his short story "Collect Call" at Monkeybicycle.