Darryl Dawson has lived in Arizona for 25 years. It is not the scorpions and snakes that frighten him, and yet the state has proven to be fertile ground for his assortment of horror stories. He's the author of "The Crawlspace," "If It Bleeds" and his latest short story collection, "Death's Dreams." You'll also find his stories in several anthologies, including "Journals of Horror: Found Fiction" and "When Red Snow Melts." Influenced by Ray Bradbury, Clive Barker and Rod Serling, Dawson loves to go beyond the typical horror tropes into more unfamiliar, and sometimes abstract, territory.