Wesley McCraw

Biography

Born, raised, and currently living in Oregon, Wesley McCraw writes speculative fiction. Right now he is focused on horror and sci-fi. Next, maybe it will be romantic, comedic fantasy.

Wes graduated from the University of Oregon, where he completed the much-acclaimed Kidd Tutorial, a one-year intensive writing clinic which he hated, partly because it threw out genre fiction in favor of literary fiction. During his time at the university, he was also a member of Write Club, where he trained under screenwriter Omar Naim (The Final Cut, Dead Awake).

Wes's first novel, The Forgiving, was based on a screenplay of the same name. He plans on adapting more of his screenplays in the future, including Brief Pose, the 2011 winner of the StoryPros screenplay competition in the sci-fi/fantasy/horror category.

Wes is now working on the second volume of the multi-installment epic, House of Cabal, and a book of Lovecraftian short stories entitled The Queen in Yellow.

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Books

Brief Pose
Price: Free! Words: 80,040. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Eric Loan, in an anonymous city, struggles to make a new life for himself. Lonely and rejected, he takes refuge in Brief Pose’s cutting-edge advertising campaign: a clothing catalog that uses pheromones to beguile its readers. The fantasy of escape seems better than the harsh reality of the city until Eric starts to hallucinate past traumas.
The Haunting of New Kingsport
Price: Free! Words: 5,050. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Patty Wallace rides her bike up the Oregon coast to escape her grief. Maybe in New Kingsport she'll find what she lost.
The Ovum Horror
Price: Free! Words: 4,210. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Horror » General
My bedroom door doesn't have a lock. I watch the doorknob from my bed, imagining the handle’s slow turn. I hug my knees and rock in sweat-drenched anxiety. On the other side of the door is a foul mist, and in that mist waits a yellow thing, a Grimm fairytale come to life.

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Smashwords book reviews by Wesley McCraw

  • Drawing by Numbers on Oct. 24, 2016

    Easily one of the best books of gay erotica I've read. I have a few issues that keep it from 5-stars for me, but definitely check it out for free. It's probably smarter and more thought provoking than the erotica you're usually reading.