Brandon Luffman


Born in Statesboro, Georgia in 1976, Brandon Luffman was raised in rural North Carolina from the time he was old enough to walk. In the sixth grade he discovered "The Chronicles Of Narnia". Soon after that, he was on to Stephen King and Arthur C. Clarke. At the same time, he was making his first forays into writing fiction. After creating a series of short fantasy pieces for a class assignment that were received with praise, he was hooked on writing fiction for the entertainment of others. Now Brandon writes supernatural horror as well as fantasy, science fiction, and other genres. His short fiction is available online in various formats. Brandon still lives on the family farm in northwestern North Carolina with his wife and family. Taking inspiration from his homeland, he brings southern sensibilities and a modern flair to these classic genre themes. His first novel, "Frostwalker", was released in May of 2013.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in Georgia, but I've lived in North Carolina since I was old enough to remember. Rural North Carolina is a lot like any other rural place, but there are little things that set life here apart from the rest. Plainspoken, honest people lead to a culture based in frank and open talk. That translates to my writing. I don't shy away from a subject, but instead I face it head-on. That creates fiction that isn't fettered by niceties. I prefer instead to offer the reader an experience that often has a raw edge. But, that honesty in fiction is what creates believable tension and facilitates the suspension of disbelief.
When did you first start writing?
I've been writing fiction for the entertainment of others since about the 6th grade. That was when I discovered how powerful (and fun) it is to connect with someone through writing. Having that emotional impact and being able to affect readers deeply is an amazing thing.

However, while I considered writing as a potential career throughout my school years, in particular in high school, after graduation I drifted away from writing for a time. I would come back to it now and then, but kept putting it off.

Eventually, I decided that if I was ever to get anywhere as a writer, I would have to take it seriously. In 2011, I set out to do just that. Now my first novel (Frostwalker) is out as well as some of my short work, and more is in the pipeline!
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Where to find Brandon Luffman online


Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,390. Language: American English. Published: May 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Undead
(4.40 from 5 reviews)
When his small hometown of Wynn, North Carolina falls under an ancient curse, Jake Marsden will find himself in a battle against creatures worse than any he’s faced in a game. Playing for keeps, it will be geek versus god in the fight to stop an evil force bent on destroying everything he holds dear.
The Card
Price: Free! Words: 5,990. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Occult
(4.40 from 5 reviews)
When a strange tarot card appears in a friend's deck, Jason assumes it's just a prank done in poor taste. But, when terrible events befall those around him, he must face the possibility that something sinister is afoot. This 4,500 word short is a supernatural horror story in the spirit of the pulp era, but with a modern feel.
Out After Dark
Price: Free! Words: 3,600. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
A cat and mouse game played by those who stalk the night. Who is the hunter and who is prey? This 2,100 word short explores the classic vampire and hunter story from a different angle.

Brandon Luffman's tag cloud

blizzard    card    cherokee    classic horror    demon    fang    free    gamer    geek    horror    horror action    horror adventure    pulp horror    silver bullet    snow    survival horror    tarot    tsalagi    undead    undead adventure    vampire    vampire hunter    vizier    zombie    zombie action   

Smashwords book reviews by Brandon Luffman

  • The Whitest Smile: A Horror Story on Dec. 26, 2011

    An excellent story with a really imaginative angle: The Dentist Of The Damned! The humor was great and well tuned; lots of smiles without crossing the line into goofy. I recommend this to anyone looking for a change from the classic moody vampire story. Like many indie works (and most from traditional publishers, as well) there are just a few typos. However, these don't detract from the enjoyment of the story. A really fun read!
  • Flashes of Terror Vol. 1 on Aug. 10, 2012

    A very brief collection of horror flash fiction, these are primarily short vignettes that present a single glimpse of a darker whole. Most are focused snapshots with a surprising amount of details and narrative packed into each. The final piece was the most effective, filling the reader with dread that did not disappoint in the end. This is a very small collection of very small stories - but it's perfect to darken your coffee break or just to fuel up your nightmares before your afternoon power nap.
  • Issue 49 on Nov. 21, 2012

    Wow, I did NOT see that ending coming! This was a very enjoyable story. There were a few places that were a bit hard for me to follow. I think this wasn't due to a real deficiency in the writing, but more a result of differences in speech patterns between Brits and Americans. Overall, quite a good read, and very much worth the time! In the interest of avoiding spoilers, I must be a bit vague here, but there were a few elements of the ending that I don't necessarily feel were needed. However, they didn't detract from the story in a major way. I think they primarily served to push the twist ending into the realms of the truly bizarre. Good stuff!
  • The 500 on Nov. 21, 2012

    This was an intense and difficult story. There was a temptation to not finish, not because it was bad (it's very well done) but because it was simply very disturbing. Regardless of your stance on the topic within, this story will affect you. It isn't for the faint of heart, but it IS a well done piece of work.