NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 15: Max Booth III attends the “We Need To Do Something” Premiere during the 2021 Tribeca Festival at Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech on June 15, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Tribeca Festival)

Max Booth III (he/him, 1993) is a writer, publisher, and podcaster currently living in San Antonio, TX. He spent the first 18 years old his life in Northern Indiana before buying a Greyhound ticket to Texas with money he’d earned creating Wikipedia pages for indie authors. Before moving, he earned his high school diploma at an adult education school after spending the majority of his teenage years living in various hotels with his parents. Since then, he’s worked as a real estate filing clerk, a cashier, an overnight grocery store stocker, a warehouse merchandiser, and a hotel night auditor.

Booth is the co-founder, publisher, and editor of the small press Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing (est. 2012) and its horror imprint Ghoulish Books (est. 2022).

He’s the managing editor of Dark Moon Digest, a horror fiction quarterly, along with its Young Adult spinoff Night Frights.

GHOULISH, a weekly horror comedy podcast dedicated to celebrating everything spooky, was launched in June 2019. New episodes are posted every Monday and Friday. It’s available wherever you listen to podcasts.

Booth is the author of several books, including Maggots Screaming!Touch the Night, We Need to Do Something, The Nightly Disease, and others.

In 2021 IFC Midnight released the film adaptation of We Need to Do Something, directed by Sean King O’Grady and starring Vinessa Shaw, Pat Healy, and Sierra McCormick. Booth also wrote the screenplay for it.

He’s written non-fiction for publications like LitReactor, CrimeReads, the San Antonio Current, Film 14, and FANGORIA. His short fiction has appeared in dozens of magazines and anthologies.

He runs two newsletters: The Ghoulish Times (weekly horror newsletter) and Dog Ears (craft-based newsletter focused on the writing and publishing industry).

Follow him on Twitter @GiveMeYourTeeth.

You can contact him at

Booth does not currently have a literary agent, so send all publishing inquiries to the same address.

Please direct all Film & TV inquiries to Ryan Lewis at

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