Matt Cardin is a writer, college teacher, and musician living in Central Texas. With a master’s degree in religious studies and a lifetime of personal engagement with religion and philosophy, he writes frequently about the mutual implications of religion, horror, and creativity. He is the author of Divinations of the Deep (2002) and Dark Awakenings (2010), which Publishers Weekly praised as a “thinking-man’s book of the macabre” with “unusual philosophic depth.”
His short fiction, reviews, interviews, and essays have appeared in Icons of Horror and the Supernatural, Encyclopedia of the Vampire, Alone on the Darkside, Cemetery Dance, Lovecraft Annual, The Thomas Ligotti Reader, The New York Review of Science Fiction, and elsewhere. He has also contributed to ABC-CLIO’s online Pop Culture Universe and World Religions database, and is presently editing an encyclopedia for them about mummies in history, religion, and pop culture.
Mr. Cardin founded and edits The Teeming Brain, a blog about the apocalyptic intersection of religion, horror, the paranormal, creativity, consciousness, and culture.