Prior to his untimely passing in October of 2021, Greg Hatcher was a longtime columnist and author and the primary founder of Atomic Junk Shop; all of the other founding contributors were invited by him. His Author's bio at the time of his death follows.
Greg has been writing for one outlet or another since 1992. He was a contributing editor at WITH magazine for over a decade and during that time was a three-time winner of the Higher Goals Award for children's writing; once for fiction and twice for non-fiction. Following that, he did a weekly column for Comic Book Resources as one of the rotating features on the Comics Should Be Good! blog for eleven years, before moving on to this current gig at Atomic Junk Shop. He also teaches writing in the Young Authors classes offered as part of the YMCA's Afterschool Arts Program in west Seattle, for students in the 6th through the 12th grade. A fan of pulp fiction ever since he discovered the Doc Savage paperback reprints from Bantam Books in the 1970s, he has contributed a number of action-adventure stories to various 'new pulp' anthologies in recent years. Likewise a lifelong mystery fan, he has also written Nero Wolfe pastiches for the Wolfe Pack Gazette and several Sherlock Holmes adventures for the Airship 27 CONSULTING DETECTIVE series. He lives in Burien, Washington, with his wife Julie, their cat Magdalene, and ten thousand books and comics.