David Massengill is a fiction writer who lives in Seattle.

He is the author of the novels The Skin That Fits (Montag Press) and Red Swarm (Montag Press) and the short story collections Extermination Days (Demain Publishing) and Fragments of a Journal Salvaged from a Charred House in Germany, 1816 (Hammer and Anvil Books). His short works of literary and horror fiction have appeared in dozens of literary journals, including Eclectica Magazine, Word Riot, The Raven Chronicles, Danse Macabre, Pulp Metal Magazine, Yellow Mama, and 3 A.M. Magazine, among others. He has also contributed stories to the horror anthologies Gothic Blue Book: The Revenge Edition, Gothic Blue Book IV:  The Folklore EditionLong Live the New Flesh: Year Two, State of Horror: California, and Clones, Fairies, & Monsters in the Closet.

David has received grants for his fiction from both Seattle’s Artist Trust organization and Seattle’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs. Seattleites have heard him read his short stories at various venues around the city, as he has been a featured reader in numerous reading series. He has also contributed nonfiction to Seattle Weekly, where he served as Books Editor.

cover art for Red Swarm
Red Swarm