Bob Booth

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Founding committee and board of directors for the World Fantasy Convention from 1975-1990.

Founder of Necon and chairman/chairman emeritus 1980-present.

Founded Necon Ebooks 2010.

Author of numerous short stories & articles published professionally since 1980. Full HWA member.

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Sympathy for the Dead
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,400. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2010 by Bob Booth. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Sympathy for the Dead is an outstanding collection of short stories by a Bram Stoker and World Fantasy Award winner. As best-selling horror writer Thomas Tessier has said: "She can be wickedly funny, or savagely satirical, and she has an unsparing eye for the foibles, follies and obsessions that drive human beings to those extreme moments where they either suffer or inflict great horror."
The Piercing
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,280. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2010 by Bob Booth. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Betty Sue is an innocent girl who acts out the agony of Christ once a week. It is haunting and fascinating to millions. The TV says it's a miracle. The Church says it's fake. But this is no charade — from her head, hands, feet and side pours her blood. Witnessing this agonizing phenomenon is Father Stephen Kinsella, a Catholic priest whose faith is already unsteady. Is she divine? Or damned?
Dark Dreamers On Writing
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,340. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2010 by Bob Booth. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Stan Wiater has culled well-selected quotations from his interviews with horror’s creators. These include major influences; the day-to-day work of writing; choosing a form; fame and fortune; the game of making movies; sex and death; censorship; personal fears; surprising advice; and the function of horror. 50 plus horror personalities including King, Bradbury, Koontz, Barker, Gaiman, and Rice.
The Fear Report
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 135,050. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2010 by Bob Booth. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Originally published by Bloodletting Press, this edition is illustrated by Cortney Skinner, features a new introduction, and contains thirty-two stories, including her Bram Stoker Award winner (“Stephen”) and two stories that were not in the Bloodletting edition. Massie’s fiction is known for its quality of strangeness, off-beat humor, deceiving simplicity, and haunting prose.
Darkborn
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,050. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2010 by Bob Booth. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
27 years ago, five friends played a game. If it was a game, why is there blood? If it was all in their imagination, why is it crawling toward them? If it was dead, why are they afraid? Darkborn: to stop it is to believe in it. To believe in it is to sacrifice yourself to it. It could be anywhere, anyone, any thing. Those who unleashed it may pay for it with their lives and their souls.
Winter Wake
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 172,760. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2010 by Bob Booth. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
An average American family: father John, mother Julia, and thirteen year-old daughter Bri journey back to Glooscap Island, Maine, the place of John's birth and early childhood, to care for his father Frank, who's suffered a stroke. John is less than thrilled with this move. They soon find they are being stalked by a kind of wraith that seems to be related to a dark secret from someone's past.
Phantom
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,280. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2010 by Bob Booth. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Phantom, by Thomas Tessier, was published in 1982. It is the story of Ned Covington, a ten-year-old boy, who explores an abandoned building near his home and what he finds there. Nominated for a World Fantasy Award it has been called: “A touching, scary book" (Horror Literature: A Reader's Guide); and "a compelling humanist ghost story" (Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural).
The Kill
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,290. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2010 by Bob Booth. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Alan Peter Ryan's novel, published in 1982, is the story of a young couple who flee the city to rural Deacons Kill in the Catskills. Their home becomes the target of an invisible evil that lives in the nearby wood. They join with their neighbors to confront the monster. A fine example by a World Fantasy Award-winning author of a theme explored extensively by Golden Age (70s & 80s) horror writers.
The Black Castle
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,150. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2010 by Bob Booth. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
The Black Castle is a fast-moving tale of battle between brothers. One is seen as evil because he is a vampire, while the other is perceived as good because he is a man of God. But the vampire only does what he has to do to survive while the churchman, an Inquisitor, inflicts pain for the power it confers upon him. Which is the greater evil? And who will win the soul (and body) of a pretty witch.

Books

Buddha Hill
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,260. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
From Weston Oche's introduction — "There’s a secret formula to writing supernatural fiction and Booth knows it — place believable characters in believable situations and have supernatural events occur. Not everyone knows this. Not everyone can do it. In this work Booth does it perfectly. Enjoy Buddha Hill. It’s a rare treasure from a rare man."

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