Douglas Clegg

Biography

Douglas Clegg is the author of more than 25 novels, including The Hour Before Dark, Isis, Neverland, The Children's Hour and many others. He's also penned the Bram Stoker Award and International Horror Guild Award-winning collection, The Nightmare Chronicles, and the Shocker Award winning, The Machinery of Night. He lives on the coast of New England.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in New England and in the South, a bit in Hawaii and ultimately, on the West Coast before the age of 26. How it influenced my writing is simply that I have a sense for these regions in particular and I have strong emotional bonds within those areas, some of them sentimental and generous and others, stormy and unresolved. I think this all adds into the reasons why I've written novels in various places, most of which I've lived in, around, among.
When did you first start writing?
When I could first communicate at all I was telling stories, but I was eight years old when my mother gave me a typewriter and asked me to write a story about a pet mockingbird that had recently died. So I did -- I typed the story out and I've never really stopped typing and writing stories since.
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Where to find Douglas Clegg online


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Books

The Queen of Wolves
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Series: The Vampyricon, Book Three. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 109,490. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
In The Priest of Blood, a youth named Aleric became falconer, then soldier — and finally, vampyre. In The Lady of Serpents, a dark queen rose to power among the frozen towers of her kingdom. And now, she seeks the Dark Madonna from beyond the Veil. From New York Times bestselling author Douglas Clegg comes the third book of the epic dark fantasy saga, The Vampyricon.
The Lady of Serpents
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Series: The Vampyricon, Book Two. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 90,590. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
With ancient sorceries unleashed, this game of thrones and vampires begins anew as a dark adversary holds Aleric, the Falconer, prisoner -- and prey. In this, the second book of The Vampyricon, New York Times bestselling author Douglas Clegg continues the epic dark saga of Aleric, the newly-anointed priest-king of the tribe of vampyres.
The Priest of Blood
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Series: The Vampyricon, Book One. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 107,860. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The New York Times bestselling novel of sword, sorcery -- and vampyres! From New York Times bestselling and Bram Stoker award-winning author Douglas Clegg comes a heart-pounding heroic epic of gothic dark fantasy in The Priest of Blood, Book One of The Vampyricon.
Lights Out
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 180,040. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Dark, Scary, Thrilling, Strange, Creepy, Mysterious, and Weird — a mega-collection from a master of the fiction of nightmares. From New York Times bestselling author Douglas Clegg comes this giant gathering of classic dark fiction of suspense, horror and nightmare logic, including the previously-uncollected novelette, Funerary Rites. 700+ pages if in print.
Neverland
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 90,490. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
From Douglas Clegg, award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of The Priest of Blood and The Hour Before Dark, comes a supernatural gothic thriller of family secrets and innocence turned to darkness. "Neverland is a masterpiece of dark suspense that will forever haunt your dreams." - Douglas Preston, New York Times Bestselling Author of Impact.
Night Asylum
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 106,800. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Welcome to the Night Asylum! Come on in -- join the madness, but don't stay after dark. From Bram Stoker Award-winning novelist, Douglas Clegg, come 16 tales of horror and suspense -- including rare and hard-to-find stories as well as the bonus novella, The Attraction.
Halloween Chillers: A Boxed Set Bundle (Halloween Man, The Words, The Nightmare Chronicles)
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 200,210. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Just in time for Halloween -- three chilling ebooks in one! From Bram Stoker Award and International Horror Guild Award-winning writer Douglas Clegg come three works of horror and the supernatural! Nearly 800 pages (if in print) of fiction, including the full-length novel Halloween Man, the novella The Words, and the award-winning full-length collection, The Nightmare Chronicles.
The Halloween Man
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 93,080. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
A mysterious New England village. A stolen child. An ancient ritual. A terrifying birthright. Who holds the key to the chilling mystery of Stonehaven and its desolate woods -- and what unspeakable creature remains trapped within its summer mansion? From New York Times bestselling author Douglas Clegg comes a dark supernatural thriller.
Harrow: Three Novels
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 195,320. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
From bestselling and award-winning novelist Douglas Clegg, Harrow: Three Novels collects the first three novels of the Harrow Haunting Series. This includes Nightmare House, Mischief, and The Infinite. The house called Harrow has a long history of the occult ...built by the mad occultist Justin Gravesend, it is a mansion of infinite hauntings -- and terror awaits those who unlock its doors.
Criminally Insane: The Series
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 184,330. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
This omnibus edition of the Criminally Insane series includes the first three novels of this suspense thriller series: Bad Karma, Red Angel, and Night Cage. The Darden State Hospital for Criminal Justice is packed with sociopaths and murderers. And sometimes, they escape...
You Come When I Call You
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 135,130. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
From award-winning novelist, Douglas Clegg, comes a nightmarish epic that spans 20 years in the lives of a handful of friends who experienced -- as teenagers -- a terrifying apocalyptic event in their small desert town. "Horror at its finest!" -- Starred Review in Publisher's Weekly.
The Nightmare Chronicles
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 85,650. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
The Bram Stoker Award-winning and International Horror Guild Award-winning short story collection -- 13 tales of disturbing horror and twisted psychological suspense fill The Nightmare Chronicles by Douglas Clegg. These short stories from a master storyteller of horror "can chill the spine so effectively that the reader should keep paramedics on standby, " says author Dean Koontz.
Coming of Age: 3 Novellas
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 80,270. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
A triple-feature omnibus of three suspense thrillers - Purity, The Words, and The Attraction! Three full-length novellas all packed into one cool ebook -- three of award-winner Clegg's most frightening and fascinating novellas of horror and...coming of age.
The Words
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 21,920. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
When teenager Mark befriends outsider Dash, he believes his new friend to be an outcast rebel. But a dark mystery unfolds as Dash leads Mark into dangerous games and rituals involving stories of the occult and a strange drug that allows Dash to see into another world -- a world of absolute darkness and terror. A novella from Bram Stoker winner Douglas Clegg.
The Attraction
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 32,510. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
From Bram Stoker Winner Douglas Clegg comes a horror novella of roadside terror! The signs all along the desert highway read Come See the Mystery! But some mysteries should remain buried forever. "Clegg takes the idea of a cheapjack tourist hustle for a decrepit gas station in middle-of-nowhere Arizona and turns it into a terrifying quick punch of horror…" - Alternate Reality Web Zine.
Naomi
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 70,160. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
From Bram Stoker Award-winning author Douglas Clegg, comes a spellbinding, gothic dark fantasy of lost love in Manhattan, witches, subway depths -- and a dark creature known only as the Serpent. “Clegg’s spectacular depiction of New York as a vast Gothic mansion filled with haunted souls gives [Naomi] its formidable power.” -- Publishers Weekly
Purity
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,840. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
In PURITY, the darkest force is love. From award-winning author Douglas Clegg comes a dark psychological thriller of dangerous obsession."Douglas Clegg turns the screws dexterously in this sleek, multifaceted suspense story...in a vacation paradise saturated in alcohol, entitlement and hypocrisy..." - Publisher's Weekly.
Red Angel
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Series: Criminally Insane, Book Two. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 68,320. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A page-turning thrill ride into suspense and psychological terror, Red Angel is the second novel in the Criminally Insane series from Douglas Clegg. A relentless killer has struck again -- and the innocent victims are found with bird wings around their neck. Called the Red Angel killer -- and terrifying southern California residents -- he is hunted by rookie cop Jane Laymon and Trey Campbell.
Night Cage
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Series: Criminally Insane, Book Three. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 59,060. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
In Book 3 of the Criminally Insane Series, award-winning and bestselling Douglas Clegg brings us back to the terrifying corridors of the Darden State Hospital for Criminal Justice. As fires rage in the hills above the hospital, Bloody Mary and her son "Doc" are on a murdering rampage in southern California.
Bad Karma
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Series: Criminally Insane, Book One. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,810. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
No one will ever love you as much as someone who's willing to kill for you. New York Times bestselling author Douglas Clegg raises the stakes in Bad Karma, a harrowing suspense thriller with a paranormal twist where fatal attraction meets a truly gone girl. Brutal murder, deadly secrets, a southern California rampage — and all of it wrapped around a hospital for criminal justice.
Mischief
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Series: Harrow, Book Two. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,520. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
From the dark imagination of award-winning novelist Douglas Clegg, comes the 2nd book in the chilling Harrow Haunting Series! In Mischief, the horror of Harrow is reborn -- as Harrow Academy, a private school for boys. A dark fraternity exists within Harrow -- and it wants new blood...
The Infinite
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Series: Harrow, Book Three. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 85,260. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
In this supernatural thriller from award-winning and bestselling novelist Douglas Clegg - Book 3 of the Harrow Haunting series -- psychics converge on the most haunted house in the world to find the key to its infinite hauntings.
Nightmare House
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Series: Harrow, Book One. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 49,950. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
A chilling gothic dark fantasy of the most haunted house in the world from Bram Stoker Award-winning novelist, Douglas Clegg -- the 1st Book of the Harrow Haunting Series! The house called Harrow has an ancient soul. When Ethan Gravesend claims his inheritance in Watch Point, he unlocks long-buried secrets of the notorious mansion -- and awakens the hungry spirits...
Goat Dance
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 134,440. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
From Bram Stoker winner Douglas Clegg comes a novel of heart-pounding suspense and supernatural horror. What secrets lie within the ancient place known as the Goat Dance? Nightmarish forces lurk in the mountains of Virginia. Those long-dead return in nightmares - and a small town must face its terrifying past as a possessed child threatens to unleash an unspeakable horror.
Wild Things: Four Tales of Suspense and Terror
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 24,660. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Suspenseful, strange and riveting -- Wolves in disguise, birds as terrifying harbingers, prisoners-of-war and murderers inhabit the pages of this mini-collection from Douglas Clegg, award-winning and bestselling author of The Children's Hour and Neverland. Three short stories and one novelette, originally published in a special deluxe limited hardcover from Cemetery Dance Publications.
Breeder
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 95,490. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
From Douglas Clegg, award-winning author of The Hour Before Dark and The Children's Hour, comes a nightmarish vision of Washington, D.C. where a new horror is born within the walls of an ancient house -- haunted by a diabolical ritual and a terrifying legacy of the past.
The Children's Hour
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 97,110. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
In this gripping supernatural thriller of horror and suspense -- from Bram Stoker Award-winning author Douglas Clegg -- something is terribly wrong with the children of Colony, West Virginia. Innocent though they seem, these kids come out at night -- to hunt.
The Hour Before Dark
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 80,290. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
A riveting gothic novel of mystery and horror -- from bestselling and award-winning novelist Douglas Clegg -- The Hour Before Dark begins with a terrifying event...When Nemo Raglan's father is murdered in one of the most vicious killings of recent years, Nemo must return to the New England island he thought he had escaped for good . . . and the shadowy home called Hawthorn.