I started writing as young as ten (1982), handwriting a few Halloween stories and stuff on legal pads while still in grade school. The first story I remember writing was a short called "Nighttime Noodles" about a bag of maccarroni that comes to life late one night and wreaks havoc on a small town. The pasta steals a truck, robs a bank, and returns to the kitchen just in time to be the main course of a big dinner the next day (I was ten... So, yeah). I even illustrated it and the stapled it all together, making a book out of it like a lot of kids do.
I was 13 when I got my first typewriter and that's when I really got serious about writing. I used to play Dungeons & Dragons with some friends and would go home and write about my adventures in the game.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I've published 3 books, all horror. The most recent one was an adaptation of one of my screenplays, a horror/western called The Dead Reckoning, about a gang of outlaws in 1880's Louisiana who are hunted and scalped one by one by an army of Indians who return from the dead after the outlaws murder them and rob their village. (A far cry from mischievous macaroni.) I was supposed to produce the movie in 2012, but so-called "producer" turned out to be full of it and had no access to the money she promised. So, I decided to turn the script into a book to keep the idea alive.
"Unnerving" & "Downright Brutal" - Best Selling Horror Writer Wesley Thomas... "Spellbinding & Quite Horrifying" - Ghostlight: The Magazine of Horror... "Sickening" - Source Point Press. And that's just the first story in this collection of tales that explores a wide range of content in horror and suspense.
From The Shadows
on Feb. 22, 2018
Give it a look... Mr. Strycharz is a very talented poet and he is just beginning his journey into fiction with an ambitious project. He's spreading his creative wings and taking a leap, so support him by checking out his first short story. It's a great start. Once he gets it tightened up, this has the potential to be quite an interesting series.