Axel Hassen Taiari was born and raised in Paris, France. Publishing credits include Abyss & Apex, Fantasy Scroll, The Big Click, and others. His stories have also appeared in anthologies including Exigencies and Warmed and Bound. He is the co-author of The Soul Standard, released by Dzanc Books in 2016. His debut novel, RUINATION, will be released by King Shot Press in 2021.