Wilum Hopfrog Pugmire has been writing Lovecraftian horror fiction since the early 1970s, beginning when he served as a Mormon missionary in Ulster. His work has been highly influenced by the Golden Age of Weird Tales and by those authors that August Derleth published with Arkham House. Yet this old-time traditional writing has been tainted by Pugmire’s lifestyle as queer punk rocker, resulting in a curious blend of the past and modern culture. His goal as an author is to be Lovecraftian-up-ye-arse. His books for 2012 include Uncommon Places, The Strange Dark One–Tales Of Nyarlathotep, and Encounters With Enoch Coffin.