Jeff Woodward


Jeff Woodward has been writing fantasy stories since he was a child. In his 20s, he began to delve into horror, and more specifically history.

Aside from writing history, Jeff also got his hands wet in horror and fantasy. He was an editor at the now defunct Macbre Cadaver, which gave him his start in the publishing and editing industry. He has interviewed musicians such as Otep, and actors in the horror genre such as Melissa Bacelar.

When Giants Speak, a YA novel centering on a young man in 1980s suburban Chicago who is dealing with combative fellow students, gangs and love, is Jeff's first complete novel. It is the first in a series which follows the protaganist, Mario Vitelli, as he grows into a young man.

Jeff is also a member of the Robert E. Howard Foundation, or REHupa. This fan-group consists of only 30 members at a time worldwide. Pulp-writers such as Howard, Lovecraft and Clark-Ashton Smith gave him the will to write.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing is being able to create a character, scene, plot, etc. in a world that only limited by your imagination.
What are you working on next?
I am currently working on a Cold-War semi-autobiographical memoir, relating the experiences of a young soldier who was responsible for the maintenance and assembly of nuclear warheads at the age of 18.
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Where to find Jeff Woodward online


Earthly Musings of the Forgotten Youth
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,460. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
A collection of poems written by a young man newly discharged from the military, as he tries to find his place in the world.
The Alchemist
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,550. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
An office worker lured by a beautiful woman into the grips of a scientist, who will stop at nothing to perform his gruesome experiments on live, human subjects. Pulp-style horror fiction influenced by Robert E Howard and H.P Lovecraft.
The Voice from Beyond
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,580. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
A young couple with a newborn, and the entity that is trying to pry it from their grasp. Pulp-style horror fiction in the style of Robert E Howard and H.P. Lovecraft.
Ritual of Fire
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,520. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
A pulp-style short story about a demon-hunter trying to stop a human sacrifice. An ancient demon is trying to be summoned by a group of worshippers with the blood of innocents. An homage to Robert E Howard, H.P. Lovecraft and Clark Ashton Smith of early pulp fame.
When Giants Speak
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 60,480. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
An intelligent high school student tired of being bullied, Mario Vitelli falls in with the wrong crowd for protection. Though intelligent enough to know the difference between right and wrong, he finds comraderie among those who walk a fine line with the law.

Jeff Woodward’s tag cloud

1980s    alternative    bully    chicago    dark    death    demons    drama    fantasy    gangs    ghost    gruesome    highschool    horror    howard    human sacrifice    lovecraft    macabre    magic    paranormal    poetry    pulp    romance    scary    spirits    street    teenager    veteran soldier    violence    young adult   

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Smashwords book reviews by Jeff Woodward

  • Dark Was The Path on April 29, 2012

    Great short! Look forward to reading more of your writing!!