Here are the people who make all this come together. If you wish to speak to a member of our staff, please visit the CONTACT US page! Below each staff member's photo is their own, personal email address as well. If you have any questions or need anything, email us and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Thanks!
Founder and CEO of Asylum817 Productions as well as a licensed copyeditor, Billie Dean Shoemate III has authored fifteen novels and over one-hundred short stories. He holds a seat on the industry-respected Indianola Book Review and has served as an editor on seven novels for other authors. He has won several awards for his novels and shorts and was inducted into the Horror Writers Association of America in 2012. A multi-instrumentalist, Billie has been a member of Iowa-based metal band Salvaged for over ten years. In 2013, Billie released an instrumental solo album entitled 'The Cutting Room Floor' in which he played every instrument. He lives in Paducah, Kentucky with his two children Annabelle and Alexander.
Charles Smith was born in Dallas, Texas and later lived in parts of Southern Illinois, as well as Western Kentucky. He resides in Paducah, Kentucky with his two children. Multi-faceted and multi-talented, Charles Smith is a major creative force within Asylum817 and is dedicated to the range of the company's releases . . . pursing projects no other place like Asylum817 does. Because of Charles, there IS no place like Asylum817.