Interview with Douglas Clegg

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.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I've written a lot of books over the years; at the moment, I'm editorially going over a novel I wrote called Neverland. The story behind it involves simply a confluence of memory and culture -- when I was a boy, I traveled in various capacities in the southern U.S. and later, spent a brief but eventful time on an island off the coast of Georgia, but the influences of this book were several -- from the stories that stayed with me of children who ignored, avoided or had no parents, J.M. Barrie, Saki, John Collier, others, too, and the horrors of Nathaniel Hawthorne's short fiction and Arthur Machen's and even H.P. Lovecraft's, all of which I could relate to as a boy -- the isolation and misunderstanding of how the adult world operated versus being a child, the sense of something terrifying in mysterious and isolated spots, the idea that there were unseen forces in the world. From all this -- life, fiction, imagination -- the idea of the cousins, Sumter and Beau, and the shack in the woods came to be. When I was a kid, there was always some mysterious and potentially horrific shack in the woods, a place you were warned against entering upon your life.

So somewhere in my psychological make-up, the culture of stories from which I sensed a kindred thought, the characters of these two cousins and their families, came to me and I longed for this one island I knew of off Georgia, which had begun to represent something important to me when I wrote the novel. It all came together But there were other influences -- there was a little islet within a lagoon in Los Angeles where I'd lived, and on it, rabbits and ducks that had been dumped by families after Easter, and the sense of innocence and protectiveness i felt whenever I saw those animals on the little island (which the city maintained), as well as friends who talked about their grandparents. I barely knew my grandparents since I was young when they died, so I was fascinated by other peoples' stories.

But ultimately, the Jackson family, their matriarch with her punishing attitude, the parents with their own messed-up lives, and these two boys, seemingly opposites of each other, but in some respects two halves of the same coin. Long answer to this brief question!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The relief of having the story down on the page, of excavating it from within my mind, of revising it so that what I imagined can come alive.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Coffee or tea. The sense that I'll never get everything done that needs doing. The idea that if I don't get up, I'll just live inside my head all morning long.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I feel as if I'm always writing even when I'm biking, walking, running errands, swimming, reading…pretty much always writing or thinking about the writing and the story or wondering why I'm not writing...
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I discover them mostly by browsing at random, through bookstores and online, and after that, based on what friends suggest or what my favorite writers are putting out at the moment.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, it was called Sammy the Snail and Jimmy the Moth, and I wrote it when I was five. I illustrated it also. It ended sadly when Jimmy was eaten by a bird and Sammy was lonely. Even then, there was an edge of psychological darkness to what I wrote.
What is your writing process?
I wake up, avoiding writing as long as I can and then force myself to sit down and start. Then, I feel resistance to starting so I make a phone call or make another cup of tea, and then eventually, somehow, the writing goes and work gets done and I feel much much better than I'd have felt if the day had gone the other way. Somedays go better than that -- I get up, feel all chipper, head to my office, open the computer or turn on the Selectric or pull out the pad, and just start in and suddenly it's 3 or 4 in the afternoon and it feels effortless.

But most days, I avoid it as long as I can and then make more tea.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I suspect this was a Dr. Seuss story, and yes, his stories had immediate impacts. They were subversive (the children in The Cat and the Hat don't intend to inform their parents about their wild day), they had a dark edge (who actually LIKES green eggs on a plate? The ham may be fine, but green eggs?), they rhymed (good for remembering and feeling like smiling when there's a fox in a box or a cat in a hat), they had wonderful illustrations that took you into an alternate universe, and of course, they were hard to put down. Additionally, many of them described the illogic of the adult world and the sense that another world was about to open up for adventure.

I can't say enough good about Dr. Seuss.
How do you approach cover design?
With trepidation. I've had terrible covers on past novels and great ones, too. At this point, I mostly just trust good cover designers to know what will invite a reader to want to pick up a book.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I own several and play no favorites. I even own the first ebook reading device ever made -- called the Rocket Ebook Reader. Mine, the 40th one off the line, still works and I love it and wish it were still around. I used to get on the subway and grab the strap to hang from while I stood and read from the Rocket with one hand. That ebook reader made reading Victor Hugo's Hunchback of Notre Dame seem like a breeze.

But i own every kind of ebook reading device known to humans. And I have not found one I disliked yet.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
My long-running email newsletter, which has been going since 1999 when I launched it with cyberspace's first email serial novel, Naomi, which I wrote week-to-week for the thousands of readers who subscribed. I invite everyone to subscribe now at http://DouglasClegg.com/newsletter
Describe your desk
I have four desks. One is a long panel with a raised, slanted lectern-kind of platform. It goes across my office chair, the one I can lean back in. I prop my laptop on it. I have a more traditional table-desk for my desktop computer and my typewriter. But I also have a writing shelf on my exercise bike and another one on my office treadmill. Sometimes I feel like I need to exercise while writing and researching, so I put the laptop on the treadmill or bike and I start going for an hour or so. With the treadmill desk, I've got to walk very slowly but I understand it's better for your health and thinking than just sitting all day long. I find it productive -- and switching between writing tools seems to free up some creativity when I'm a bit stiff.
Who are your favorite authors?
Truman Capote, Patrick McGrath, Ian McEwan,William Shakespeare, Virginia Woolf, Christopher Marlowe, Carson McCullers, Flannery O'Connor, Haruki Murakami, Roald Dahl, Homer, Euripedes, Aristotle, Anne Rice, E.M. Forster, Thomas Hardy, Henry James, Ford Madox Ford, Jack Kerouac, Stephen Crane, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allan Poe, Stephen King, Peter Straub, Donna Tartt, Joe Hill, Joan Didion, Dean Koontz, John Connolly, Marcus Aurelius, Anthony Trollope, Charlotte Bronte, Emily Bronte, Sigrid Undset, and then I could name a thousand more, most dead, many living. I've intentionally left off close friends who are wonderful writers because if I forget even one of them, they may not feel so close anymore. But I don't have a friend as a writer whose work I don't adore.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read only for pleasure. Even my research reading is for pleasure. Even when I read Melville's Moby Dick and Tolstoy's Anna Karenina and Proust's A la Recherche du Temps Perdu, it was pleasure and nothing more. I believe if you read fiction for anything other than pleasure -- even as a student -- you've missed the point.
What are you working on next?
This will always be a secret until I'm ready to divulge.
Published 2014-06-19.
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Books by This Author

The Dark Game: Includes the Novelettes The Dark Game and I Am Infinite, I Contain Multitudes
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,390. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Can you escape the nightmare? Men imprisoned, one in war and one in an asylum, these two novelettes are packed with twisted psychological suspense and spine-tingling horror at its darkest. One man, a prisoner of war; and the other, a disturbed young man who wants out of a hospital for the criminally insane – at any cost!
Mordred, Bastard Son
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 91,090. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
From New York Times bestselling author Douglas Clegg comes a spellbinding novel of Arthurian fantasy. Conceived in violence, born of royalty, and raised in exile, Mordred grows to manhood torn between his powerful mother’s desire for revenge, his own conflicted feelings toward the father who betrayed him, and his passionate coming of age into first love with one of the greatest knights of Camelot.
Dark of the Eye
Price: $10.99 USD. Words: 110,960. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Horror » General
A girl named Hope becomes the prey in a monstrous hunt in this chilling supernatural thriller from New York Times bestselling author Douglas Clegg. A tragic accident leaves young Hope Stewart with an extraordinary power that is both blessing and curse.
Dark Rooms
Price: $18.99 USD. Words: 251,340. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Occult
A box set bundle collecting three of his classic supernatural novels together: The Hour Before Dark, Breeder, and Afterlife. Nearly 1,000 pages of fiction between these three novels of suspense and horror – and at a price 25% off the individual books’ prices.
Night Towns: Three Novels, a Box Set (The Children's Hour, You Come When I Call You, Goat Dance)
Price: $19.99 USD. Words: 367,210. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Three novels of supernatural horror set in towns as dark as night -- more than 1500 pages if in print!
Isis
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 19,660. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
If you lost someone you loved, what price would you pay to bring them back from the dead? From New York Times bestselling author Douglas Clegg comes a classic dark gothic novella of quiet horror, "...as chilling and dark as the shadows on an October night," said NY Times bestselling author Christine Feehan.
Funerary Rites
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,980. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
From New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Douglas Clegg comes a dark novelette of a village caught on the edge of fear.
Dinner with the Cannibal Sisters
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,100. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Literature » Literary
From New York Times bestselling and award-winning novelist Douglas Clegg comes a dark novelette (112 pages in print) of a young man on a search for the truth behind the legend of the famous Windrow sisters.
The Necromancer
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 27,900. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Occult societies, murder, brothels, London, and a young debauched Victorian on the loose… From New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Douglas Clegg comes "...a cross between the Marquis de Sade and Charles Dickens...Scintillatingly brilliant."*
The Queen of Wolves
Series: The Vampyricon, Book Three. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 109,490. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Horror » Occult
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
Series: The Vampyricon, Book Two. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 90,590. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Horror » Occult
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
Series: The Vampyricon, Book One. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 108,080. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Horror » Occult
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
Price: $18.99 USD. Words: 180,040. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
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
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 94,580. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
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: Tales of Mystery & Horror
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 96,970. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
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 18 tales of horror and suspense in this revised, second edition!
Halloween Chillers: A Boxed Set Bundle (Halloween Man, The Words, The Nightmare Chronicles)
Price: $18.99 USD. Words: 194,790. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Holiday » Halloween
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
Price: $10.99 USD. Words: 96,100. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Holiday » Halloween
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.
The Stain
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,590. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
From award-winning novelist Douglas Clegg, comes a short story that begins with the discovery of a strange stain on a t-shirt -- and grows into a threat against a man and his only son. The story is approximately 5600 words in length.
Belinda in the Pool
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,460. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Horror » General
From Bram Stoker Award-winning writer Douglas Clegg comes a new short story of a girl named Belinda -- and her father, who discovers something entirely disturbing about her.
Harrow: Three Novels
Price: $18.99 USD. Words: 197,500. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
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
Price: $18.99 USD. Words: 185,510. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
This box set 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
Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 135,970. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Occult
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
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 78,630. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
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
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 80,260. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Horror » Occult
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
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,550. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Occult
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
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 32,500. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Occult
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
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 70,140. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Horror » General
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
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 25,470. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Coming of age
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
Series: Criminally Insane, Book Two. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 68,320. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological 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
Series: Criminally Insane, Book Three. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 59,060. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological 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
Series: Criminally Insane, Book One. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 59,310. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
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.
The Abandoned
Series: Harrow, Book Four. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 107,710. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Horror » General
There's a new Nightwatchman at Harrow -- the most haunted house in the world. In this all-out horror chiller from award-winning and bestselling novelist Douglas Clegg, the old abandoned mansion on the edge of town infects the dreams and nightmares of those who sleep. Not for the faint of heart.
Mischief
Series: Harrow, Book Two. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 60,520. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Horror » Occult
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
Series: Harrow, Book Three. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 85,260. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
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
Series: Harrow, Book One. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 50,340. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Horror » Occult
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
Price: $10.99 USD. Words: 132,570. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Occult
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.
Afterlife
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 73,670. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
In New York Times bestselling author Douglas Clegg's page-turning blend of psychic thriller and gothic mystery, a brutal murder ignites a series of dark, erotic, paranormal invasions. Who has returned from the afterlife?
Wild Things: Four Tales of Suspense and Terror
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 24,670. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
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
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 99,720. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Occult
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
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 97,810. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Undead
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
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 80,020. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
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.