P. D. Cacek
P.D. [“Trish”] Cacek was born Patricia Munn in Hollywood CA. She attended Hollywood High, and graduated from Cal State - Long Beach in 1975, with a B.A. in English/Creative Writing. While at college, she met her husband, Joe Cacek, Jr. They married in 1977 and have two sons.
She has consistently drawn praise for her short fiction. “Leavings”, “The Grave” and “Metalica” were all nominated for Bram Stoker Awards — “Metalica” won. “Dust Motes” won a World Fantasy Award and “Forced Perspective” was nominated for an International Horror Guild Award.
Her first book was Leavings (1997) a collection of short stories. It was nominated for the Stoker Award. Her other previous collection is Eros Interruptus (2005).
She has edited the anthology Bell, Book and Beyond (2000) for the Horror Writers Association.
Cacek is also an accomplished novelist. Her novels include Night Prayers (1998), Canyons (2000), Night Players (2001), and The Wind Caller (2004). Night Prayers and The Wind Caller both garnered Stoker nominations.
The Wind Caller
There is much conflict in Richland, Arizona, including the longstanding conflict between the "white" and the "red,." But these all pale in comparison to what brews between Native American schoolteacher Sky Berlander and her estranged grandfathers, as a feud which has divided their family will finally come to a head over an ancient and terrifying birthright — the power to control the wind itself.
Sympathy for the Dead
Sympathy for the Dead is an outstanding collection of short stories by a Bram Stoker and World Fantasy Award winner. As best-selling horror writer Thomas Tessier has said: "She can be wickedly funny, or savagely satirical, and she has an unsparing eye for the foibles, follies and obsessions that drive human beings to those extreme moments where they either suffer or inflict great horror."
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