Brandon Ford


Brandon Ford (b. 1981 - ) is an American author of horror and suspense fiction. To date, he has written 4 novels (CRYSTAL BAY, SPLATTERED BEAUTY, PAY PHONE, and OPEN WOUNDS) and 2 collections (DECAYED ETCHINGS and MERCILESS). He has also contributed to several genre anthologies, including: CREEPING SHADOWS (a collection of three short novels), THE DEATH PANEL, SINISTER LANDSCAPES, MADE YOU FLINCH, and RAW: BRUTALITY AS ART. He currently resides in Philadelphia.

Smashwords Interview

How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Any number of ways. There are a handful of authors I enjoy and read faithfully, so I’ll search to see if they have anything I’ve yet to read and/or coming releases. I’ll look for books by authors comparable to the ones I already enjoy, or books enjoyed by readers with a similar taste. Lastly, I’ll seek out books that contain a certain subject matter, or carry a specific mood. Example: I’m currently working on a novel that is quite dark and very disturbing in certain areas. So, to help keep me in that mindset and perhaps find a source of inspiration, I’ll search for novels with dark and unsettling themes. To help narrow down the search, I’ll often ask for recommendations by friends/fellow readers.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Unfortunately, yes. I was very young, maybe seven or eight, and completely unfamiliar with the idea of story or character arc. Not sure this particular story had a title, but it concerned a teenage girl desperate to own a dress she’d come across while window shopping. The pricetag was a bit more than she could afford, so she spent a line or two sulking over this unbelievable injustice. I’m not sure how, or even if I gave a reason, but she ends up with the dress at the end and the experience somehow improved her overall existence. I even included some hastily drawn sketches of the story’s protagonist and the garment she would’ve given anything to own. I have no idea where that story is today and for that I’m eternally grateful.
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Where to find Brandon Ford online

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The Brandon Ford Q&A - Part 1
Me answering some questions submitted by readers via Facebook.

The Brandon Ford Q&A - Part 2
More questions from Facebook readers.

The Brandon Ford Q&A - Part 3
More questions from Facebook readers.

The Brandon Ford Q&A - Part 4
More questions from Facebook readers.

Book trailer for my second novel, SPLATTERED BEAUTY, put together by cult filmmaker Tim Ritter.

Book trailer for my very first collection, created by cult filmmaker Tim Ritter.


Coffee at Midnight
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,150. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Horror and suspense author Brandon Ford briefly steps out of the darkness to bring readers an usual collection of funny, strange, and heart-warming short stories, all guaranteed to keep you turning the pages until the morning light.
Open Wounds
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,930. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Crime
Brandon Ford (author of CRYSTAL BAY and PAY PHONE) brings you on another terrifying journey with OPEN WOUNDS. Follow the struggles of a defenseless young girl as she recounts a bone-chilling story of rape, brutality, and savage vengeance.
Dead Heart
Price: Free! Words: 6,020. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
From the author of CRYSTAL BAY and PAY PHONE comes a dark and disturbing short story that shows just how far one man will go to achieve financial gain, and how far another will go to right the wrongs of the past.

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