Ronald Malfi is an award winning author of several horror novels, mysteries, and thrillers. In 2009, his crime drama, Shamrock Alley, won a Silver IPPY Award. In 2011, his ghost story/mystery novel, Floating Staircase, was nominated by the Horror Writers Association for best novel and won a Gold IPPY Award for best horror novel. Most recognized for his haunting, literary style and memorable characters, Malfi's dark fiction has gained a following of readers of all genres. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, and eventually relocated to the Chesapeake Bay area, where he currently resides with his wife and daughter.