Kathryn Ptacek


Kathryn Ptacek is the wife of the late novelist Charles L. Grant. A prolific writer in several fields she has written seven historical romances (as Kathryn Atwood & Kathleen Maxwell), three fantasy novels (as Kathryn Grant), one satiric creature novel (under the house name Les Simon), and six contemporary horror novels under her own name. Her short story, “Each Night, Each Year” was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award in 1990. She has also edited four anthologies (two horror and two western) featuring women writers. She now lives in New Jersey and edits both the Horror Writers Association Newsletter and the Gila Queen Market Report for horror writers.


And No Birds Sing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,840. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2012 by Bob Booth. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
"Death need not be ugly. Why not make that last one-way journey a pleasant one? After all, the French refer to orgasm as “the little death (le petite mort).” French critic Roland Barthes also used the term to describe the emotional release a reader should have when finishing a great story. I would argue that both meanings apply to these stories.
In Silence Sealed
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,770. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2011 by Bob Booth. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
In Silence Sealed by Kathryn Ptacek is a brilliant period piece, evoking that brief, shining decade that produced the great Romantics in England. It also produced the Gothic Novel, a precursor to the modern horror novel. Ptacek's lamia sisters are monsters, incredibly sensual monsters who first seduce and then destroy victims. Only this time the men they are after are England's greatest poets.

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byron    historical    historical novel    horror novel    keats    lamia    shelley    vampire