Ray Succre is 35 and currently lives in Coos Bay, Oregon, a small, coastal town where art is sparse and, when it does exist, is of a general relation to driftwood, deer, dying romance, or various maritime subjects. He has tried to leave the town numerous times. He is married, has a six year-old son, and loves the south coast. He is a novelist and a writer of poetry, and has recently returned to college in order to become Mr. Succre, an eventual teacher of English to your kids.
As an author, Ray's work can be found in hundreds of publications across two dozen countries. His poetical fugue theory has been published in several places and his early work also appeared (with excellent company) in The Book of Hopes and Dreams, a charity anthology edited by Dee Rimbaud, out of Scotland.
Ray has been nominated for the the Best of the Web Award, as well as the Pushcart Prize on several occasions, and he is also a winner of the Adroitly Placed Word Award, for spoken word.
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A short book trailer I made as part of the Reviewer's Edition Special Features promotion I did back in '09.Tatterdemalion Trailer
A short trailer I made for the Special Features section of the Tatterdemalion Reviewer's Edition, back in '08. This was for reviewers, mostly, but some people enjoyed it, so I'm placing it here.A Fine Young Day - Novel - Trailer
Novel trailer for A Fine Young Day. This is a screencaptured segment from the introduction of the Reviewer's Edition, an interactive special features promotion that was designed for reviewers.Thank You and Good Night - Novel - Trailer
A trailer for Thank You and Good Night, a fiction novel based closely on the life of Twilight Zone creator and television icon Rod Serling.
Other Cruel Things
First published by Differentia Press in 2010, this second edition of Other Cruel Things has a slightly different line-up, and has been set into a new format for ebook readers.
Tatterdemalion is the story of a man in a mad world that begins to change against his will. As he is assaulted more and more by the obscure reality of his past, people begin changing places, his memories alter, and mythical creatures occupy his home. This humorous adventure is one of discovery, loss, fantasy, and reality, and where these meet in and beyond the mind of a man lost in modern Boston.
A Fine Young Day
After being shot on the banks of a rural lake in Camas Swale, Tom replaces his heart with a cold stone and sets out through nine miles of woods to reach his home before he bleeds out. Tom is soon haunted by distorted wood folk and a dark force in the bowers. With a feral pig companion, Tom must survive deep in the swale, but the coldest sheer of this nightmare has only begun churning to life.
Thank You and Good Night
Based closely on the multi-faceted and prolific life of Rod Serling, creator (and both head writer and host) of The Twilight Zone, Thank You and Good Night spans the rise and fall of a television icon. Through both narrative and script, Thank You and Good Night follows writer Emery Asher through the raucous, speculative, and complex world of home-screen celebrity in the early days of television.
A sober disinterest in relationships causes Bill Sherman, failing calendarist, to abandon dating for many years. When Bill meets Amy, he decides to attempt a relationship again. He learns quickly, however, that Amy is two people: The inseparable Amy and Janine, who are each a head of an ancient, two-headed serpent, the Amphisbaena, who has subjugated its venom in order to understand humanity.
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