Richard J. O'Brien


I earned an MFA in Creative Writing at Fairleigh Dickinson University. To date, I have published three novels: Under the Bronze Moon (Sinister Grin Press, 2018), Infestation (Sinister Grin Press, 2016), and The Garden of Fragile Things (Vagabondage Press, 2015). This fall, Between the Lines Publishing will release my fantasy novel To Dream the Blackbane. My stories have appeared in The Del Sol Review, Duende, Pulp Literature, Weirdbook, and other publications. I teach writing and literature at Rowan College at Gloucester County and Stockton University.

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Red Seven: A Novella
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,680. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
A college professor gets arrested and shipped to an interment camp after a newly elected president bent on redefining patriotism orders the wholesale elimination of opposition throughout the country.
Down & Out in Fairyland: The Mostly True Story of Tommy Holcomb's Journey to Fragmenta
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 51,630. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » General
A young boy falls into an alternate universe where children are bought and sold for the magic that exists within them.
Marigold: A Novella
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,510. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A boy discovers that approaching adulthood means the loss of magic when he attempts to lure his crush out of her depression by coaxing her into searching for an elusive fairy.
Strange Bird and Two Other Horror Tales
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 31,500. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime
Strange Bird and Two Other Horror Tales is a short collection in which a true-crime writer and two detectives discover different faces of evil.

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