Born in the Bronx, Stefan Petrucha spent his formative years moving between the big city and the suburbs, both of which made him prefer escapism.
A fan of comic books, science fiction and horror since learning to read, in high school and college he added a love for all sorts of literary work, eventually learning that the very best fiction always brings you back to reality, so, really, there's no way out.
An obsessive compulsion to create his own stories began at age ten and has since taken many forms, including novels, comics and video productions. At times, the need to pay the bills made him a tech writer, an educational writer, a public relations writer and an editor for trade journals, but fiction, in all its forms, has always been his passion. Every year he's made a living at that, he counts a lucky one. Fortunately, there've been many
The Ghost Game is on.
An abandoned orphanage. Four dead girls. A nightly ritual. When the bones are rolled, a tale is conjured, so horrifying even the rats in the orphanage walls cringe. But is it a path to freedom?
Tonight's tale: After classmate "Naughty" Nicki is murdered, Mandy's having nightmares about the killer--the Witchman. But nothing can prepare her for the terror about to attack.
“Either it’s too beautiful for words, or there are too many words for beautiful.”
So says teen Harry Keller as he tried to explain a timeless singularity to a drugged-out suicidal thug on whose shoulders hang the fate of millions.
Observations and strategies based on the two decade long writing career of Stefan Petrucha, author of over twenty novels and hundreds of graphic novels. This book collects the essays used for his online class of the same name, taught via the University of Massachusetts.