Donald Tyson is a Canadian writer who lives with his wife, Jenny, in a renovated farm house in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. He is the author of many books on the history and practice of Western magic, including several associated with the Necronomicon of H. P. Lovecraft. His fiction includes the novels The Messenger (Llewellyn, 1993), about the psychic investigation of a haunted hunting lodge in winter, Alhazred (Llewellyn, 2006), about the early life of the author of the Necronomicon, and The Tortuous Serpent (Llewellyn, 1997), which concerns the doings of the Elizabethan magician Dr. John Dee and his friend, the alchemist Edward Kelley. The short story collection Tales of Alhazred (Dark Renaissance, 2015) relates further adventures of the mad Arab who authored the Necronomicon, and the collection The Ravener (Avalonia, 2011) extends the fictional exploits of Dee and Kelley. Tyson’s horror stories have appeared in numerous anthologies, among them the popular Black Wings series edited by S. T. Joshi.