William Blackwell

Biography

Canadian dark fiction author William Blackwell studied journalism at Calgary's Mount Royal University and English literature at Vancouver's University of British Columbia. He worked as a journalist and a newspaper editor for many years before pursuing his passion for storytelling.

He's written many highly acclaimed books including Brainstorm, Nightmare's Edge, Phantom Rage, Poison Rage, Infected Rage, Assaulted Souls, Assaulted Souls II, Assaulted Souls III, Orgon Conclusion, Rule 14, Resurrection Point, Black Dawn, The End is Nigh, The Strap, Blood Curse, A Head for an Eye, Freaky Franky, The Dark Menace, and The Witch's Tombstone.

His work has been characterized as graphic, edgy, and at times terrifying. Currently living on a secluded acreage on Prince Edward Island, Blackwell finds much of his inspiration from Mother Nature, odd people, and wandering aimlessly around the globe.

In addition to penning novels full-time, Blackwell also writes colorful website content.

Resurrection Point, a dark tale about the horrifying consequences of experimenting with death and resurrection, is available FREE to news update subscribers. Click the link below to read the musings of a meandering mind and download your FREE ebook instantly: http://www.wblackwell.com/

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Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
I read practically everything and anything I can get my hands on. I used to believe that I should stick to the genres I write in, mainly being horror and post-apocalyptic fiction, but I've since learned it makes me more well-rounded as an author if I also dabble in other genres. I'll even read technical literature to help me get a handle on technical jargon and delve into the thought process involved in technical writing. Currently I'm reading Bram Stoker's Dracula again, a sort of Bible for horror writers like myself.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I do own a Kindle ( and do plenty of reading on that), but I still love the feel and texture of a good old-fashioned paperback novel. It also makes it easier to take notes if I'm using the novel for research. I can dog-ear the pages and write my notes right inside the pages.
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Series

Assaulted Souls Trilogy
Amnesiac Nathan Leer and enigmatic warrior Velvet Jones form an unlikely alliance after a nuclear bomb explosion destroys most of the world. Struggling to survive in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, they narrowly escape deadly radiation poisoning, savage human tribes, mutant animals, and raging zombies, only to discover their problems are just beginning. Quarantined on a military vessel, they are poked, prodded, watched 24/7, and injected with a drug designed to build loyal and subservient super warriors. Suffering violent and murderous side effects, and teetering on the edge of insanity, they must fight the most epic and horrific battle of their lives. They narrowly escape a man-made utopia only to discover the real horror has just begun. Fighting off uncontrollable rage caused by the drug intended to create super warriors, they’re pursued by a megalomaniac government gone mad. Giant deadly insects; savage, opportunistic tribes; and their own inner demons propel them to want to kill themselves and each other. A lightning-paced, action-packed, and gritty exploration of a terrifying existence in a wasteland resulting from humankind's stupidity.

Assaulted Souls

Price: $0.99 USD.

Assaulted Souls II

Price: $2.99 USD.

Assaulted Souls III

Price: $2.99 USD.
The Rage Trilogy
Kathleen Freeborne lives a perfectly normal life until the day her paranormal team investigates the reportedly haunted King’s Playhouse Theater in Prince Edward Island, Canada. On the morning of the investigation, she suffers a terrifying panic attack, and begins believing people are out to malign her. Events escalate from bad to worse when the team arrives at the theater only to discover the caretaker ranting incomprehensible religious gibberish. Shortly after his departure, they see a bloodied and battered apparition and flee, only to discover that strange things are happening around town. After a series of gruesome murders, they embark down a dark and treacherous path. As they approach the horrifying truth surrounding deadly rage-filled attacks, dangerous roadblocks quickly emerge as Kathleen realizes their inner demons are preventing them from getting to the bottom of the sudden and violent outbursts. Comprising extensive research from real-life paranormal investigations, The Rage Trilogy serves up in macabre fashion a chilling and mind-bending exploration of haunted happenings that paranormal investigators—in the face of grave consequences—choose to confront regularly.

Infected Rage

Price: $2.99 USD.

Phantom Rage

Price: $2.99 USD.

Poison Rage

Price: $2.99 USD.

Books

The End is Nigh
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 87,290. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Horror » General
As a blazing inferno decimates the world, seven social outcasts form an unlikely alliance, fleeing to an underground shelter, where they’re thrust into a life-and-death battle with vicious evil forces threatening to seize control of a post-apocalyptic wasteland.
Freaky Franky
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,270. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Horror » Undead
Santa Muerte followers discover the horrifying consequences of worshiping with evil intentions.
Blood Curse
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,460. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
With devastating consequences, a lonely man enlists the aid of a Voodoo witch to win the woman of his dreams.
Assaulted Souls III
Series: Assaulted Souls Trilogy. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,320. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Survivors of a post-apocalyptic disaster narrowly escape a man-made utopia only to discover the real horror has just begun. Fighting off uncontrollable rage caused by a drug intended to create super warriors, they’re pursued by a megalomaniac government gone mad. Giant deadly insects; savage, opportunistic tribes; and their own inner demons propel them to want to kill themselves and each other.
Assaulted Souls II
Series: Assaulted Souls Trilogy. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,370. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Survivors of a post-apocalyptic disaster escape radiation poisoning, savage humans, mutant animals and raging zombies, only to discover their problems are just beginning. Quarantined on a military vessel, they are poked, prodded, and injected with a drug designed to create subservient super warriors. Suffering violent side effects, they must fight for sanity in a world gone mad.
A Head for an Eye
Price: $3.99 $0.99 USD. (75% off until March 19!) Words: 60,300. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
The ruthless Tarahumara brand of justice is juxtaposed with the questionable North American judicial system.
The Strap
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,190. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
A full-throttle journey deep inside the exotic sights and sounds of Ecuador and a chilling chronicle of the ever-present dangers.
Resurrection Point
Price: Free! Words: 35,750. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Horror » Occult
A group of disaffected people suffer terrifying consequences when they dare to experiment with death and resurrection.
Infected Rage
Series: The Rage Trilogy. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,290. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Horror » Undead
A terrifying rage virus infects a small town, sending residents on murderous rampages.
Poison Rage
Series: The Rage Trilogy. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,190. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Paranormal investigators learn the shocking truth behind a rage virus turning people into murderous demons.
Assaulted Souls
Series: Assaulted Souls Trilogy. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 39,640. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Horror » Undead
A raw and graphic exploration of a terrifying existence in a wasteland resulting from humankind’s stupidity.
Phantom Rage
Series: The Rage Trilogy. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,280. Language: Canadian English. Published: March 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Horror » Occult
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Mentally unstable paranormal investigators fight for their lives while trying to solve a series of gruesome murders in a small town.
Orgon Conclusion
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,630. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
An epic battle pitting the forces of good and evil against one another in the context of the American Dream.
Nightmare's Edge
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 48,610. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
A nail-biting journey through the dark underbelly of the Dominican Republic.
Rule 14
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 37,330. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A chilling analysis of the fight-or-flight response, this psychological thriller ushers you deep inside the minds of those who process information through a twisted and psychotic lens.
Brainstorm
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,840. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Inspirational
Inspired by true events, Brainstorm chronicles the lives of an epileptic man and his mentally challenged wife who have so little but give so much.

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Smashwords book reviews by William Blackwell

  • Where Are The Bright Sparks? on May 05, 2012
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    Informative piece on the importance of screening your contractors. A great introduction to what will become a long and successful career as a writer for Marcus Foot. Keep up the good work. I read an excerpt from the first book and can't wait for the finished copy. I know it will be hilarious, tightly plotted and well written. Here's a great writer you'll want to keep an eye on.