Duane Spurlock

Biography

Duane Spurlock is a writer, editor, and illustrator. He has worked in publishing -- both print- and Internet-based -- his entire career. A former Director of Content for Web-based newsletter publisher Emazing.com, he now works in communications in the health care field. A book he illustrated -- The Bleeding Horse and Other Ghost Stories, by Brian J. Showers -- won the 2008 Children of the Night Award from the international Dracula Society. (Duane says, "The glory all goes to Brian. I was in the right place at the right time.") He has written a number of short stories and novellas. He lives with his family in Kentucky, where they garden, tell stories, and occasionally whistle.

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Books

A Quiet Night in the Dark in LaPlata, Missouri, 1942
By Duane Spurlock
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,100. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2012. Category: Fiction
Lester Dent is known today as the writer of the character Doc Savage, hero of a monthly magazine published from 1933 to 1949. Doc Savage -- Clark Savage, Jr. -- was the precursor to later popular heroes like Superman, James Bond, and Dirk Pitt. Dent's prose was published under a house name: Kenneth Robeson. So he was surprised when a visitor's story leads to deadly consequences in his quiet home.
The Dream Stalker
By Duane Spurlock
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,660. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2012. Category: Fiction
Shalimar Bang, consulting investigator, takes on the case of a client whose dreams are trying to kill him. From her base on Alcatraz Island, Shalimar tracks down clues that tie the murderous nightmares to a series of art thefts. The trail leads her to the Dream Stalker.
Three Witches
By Duane Spurlock
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 25,380. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2012. Category: Fiction
After a hard day of battling a gang of outlaws called The Criminal Body, luchador El Tigre Azul--The Blue Tiger--just wants to rest. Instead, he’s pulled into combat with a bewitched giant rooster, a shape-changing wrestler, and a witch in league with the Aztec Lord of the Underworld. Hard-boiled fun for fans of Mexploitation cinema and Hellboy-style monster battles.
Pretty Polly
By Duane Spurlock
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,660. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012. Category: Fiction
Griswold Bear--a.k.a. Grizzly (or Grisly, depending on who's talking) Bear--a vicious outlaw, enters the town of Wicket with the intention of terrorizing the inhabitants and filling his saddlebags with money and whiskey. However, his plans take a sharp turn into unexpected territory when he meets the Sheriff of Wicket, who offers the marauder a deal.

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