Cory Hiles


Cory Hiles is a novelist, poet, blogger, and an expert in the ancient art of sarcasm. He enjoys a fairy tale existence in the small town of Naches, Washington where he lives with his wife, kids, and too many cats.

In his spare time he enjoys trout fishing, random road trips, and offending people who seem eager to be offended. He has been writing for pleasure for almost thirty years and has written hundreds of poems, short stories, children’s stories, and essays.

He has recently completed his first full length novel—The Lovely Shadow—and is currently hard at work on his second, as of yet, unnamed novel.

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In the Dark
Price: Free! Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
A short story of psychological horror, written in the style of Edgar Allen Poe that is sure to stay with you long after you've finished reading it. This original story will keep you guessing until the end and will likely make you wonder if death can be a blessing. Originally published in The Scareald Magazine (July 2012) In The Dark is a story you don't want to miss.
The Lovely Shadow
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,040. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Coming to terms with torture, love, loss, ghosts, mysterious abilities, and adolescence is not easy, and Johnny Krimshaw must somehow find enough light within himself to shine brightly in a dark world or else risk fading into blackness himself. Whether one enjoys paranormal stories or not, The Lovely Shadow is foremost a story of perseverance that will appeal to a wide variety of readers.

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Smashwords book reviews by Cory Hiles

  • Valley of Sorrows on April 29, 2012

    Hmm, I messed up my first attempt at reviewing... Stupid fat thumbs and small buttons on my phone... Anyway, Nathalie, this was masterful storytelling, well written, easy to read and hard to put down! This book is as good as any Koontz novel, and I think you've definitely got real talent!
  • We Don’t Plummet Out of the Sky Anymore on May 19, 2012

    I enjoyed this story. It was engaging and interesting. I had read the reviews prior to reading the story and was therefore trying to see the condescending attitude that Joy mentioned in her review, but I never saw it. If anything, Stan was portrayed as the less intelligent half of the couple. All in all, I'd recommend this story to anybody.