Mario Acevedo is the author of the national bestselling Felix Gomez detective-vampire series, most recently Steampunk Banditos: Sex Slaves of Shark Island, and the YA humor thriller, University of Doom. His debut novel, The Nymphos of Rocky Flats, was chosen by Barnes & Noble as one of the best Paranormal Fantasy Novels of the Decade. His speculative fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies to include: Psi-Wars: Classified Cases of Psychic Phenomena, It Came From The Multiplex: 80s Midnight Chillers, A Fistful of Dinosaurs, Straight Outta Deadwood, Blood Business, Nightmares Unhinged, CyberWorld, and You Don’t Have a Clue. For 2021, he has a forthcoming Western novel, Luther, Wyoming. His work has won an International Latino Book Award and a Colorado Book Award. Prior to becoming a professional writer, Mario was an airborne Ranger, an infantry and aviation officer, an attack helicopter pilot, and a soldier-artist in Operation Desert Storm. In civilian life, he has worked as an engineer and taught art in prison. He also served as the president for Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers and the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America. Currently, he serves on the faculty of the Regis University Mile-High MFA program and Lighthouse Writers Workshops. Mario lives and writes in Denver, Colorado.