Dale Bailey has published three novels: The Fallen (Signet, 2002) a finalist for the International Horror Guild Award; House of Bones (Signet, 2003); and a collaborative crime novel, Sleeping Policemen (Golden Gryphon Press, 2006), written with Jack Slay, Jr.

A frequent contributor to The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Dale has published short fiction in SciFiction, Tor.com, Asimov's, Amazing Stories, Alchemy, Clarkesworld Magazine, Lightspeed Magazine, Nightmare Magazine, Lovecraft Unbound, Queen Victoria's Book of Spells, Oz ReImagined, Pulphouse, and the Charlotte Observer.His stories have been reprinted in Rosebud, The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror, Year's Best Fantasy 5, Nebula Awards 31, Nebula Awards Showcase 2007, two collections of The Best from Fantasy & Science Fiction, Best New Horror 15, 16, and 24, The Year's Best Horror and Dark Fantasy 2010 and 2013, and The Best Horror of theYear, Volumes 2 and 6, among other places.

His stories have been collected in The Resurrection Man's Legacy and Other Stories (Golden Gryphon Press, 2003). In addition to the Nebula-finalist title story, the collection include s"Death and Suffrage," winner of the International Horror Guild Award, and basis of the "Homecoming" episode of Masters of Horror on the Showtime television network. His short story "The End of the World as We Know It" was a finalist for a Nebula in 2006, and he was a Shirley Jackson finalist for "The Crevasse" (with Nathan Ballingrud) in 2009. His second collection of short fiction, The End of the End of Everything: Stories, including the Bram Stoker finalist, "The Bluehole," will be out next spring from Resurrection House.

A graduate of Bethany College, with a Master's degree and a Ph.D. in American Literature from the University of Tennessee, Dale is also the author of a study of contemporary horror fiction, American Nightmares: The Haunted House Formula in American Popular Fiction (Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1999), and a regular column on death and grieving for The Dodge Magazine, published by the world's leading manufacturer of embalming equipment and chemicals.

He lives in Hickory, North Carolina with his family.