The first collection of this dynamic writing duo's science fiction stories, In Concert also includes their short story "The Man on the Ceiling," the first short story ever to win the Bram Stoker Award, the International Horror Guild Award, and the World Fantasy Award. Each book is signed by the Tems.
Melanie Tem (1949-2015) was an American horror and dark fantasy author.
Melanie Kubachko grew up in Saegertown, Pennsylvania. She attended Allegheny College as an undergrad, and earned her master’s in social work at the University of Denver in Colorado.
She married Steve Rasnic and the couple took the joint surname Tem. She developed breast cancer in 1997. In 2013, it recurred, and metastasized to her bones, bone marrow, and organs. She died at age 65 on February 9, 2015. She is survived by her husband, Steve Rasnic Tem, four children and six grandchildren.