Born and raised in Texas and now residing in Arizona, I published my first work Purgatory – 13 Tales of the Macabre and Floor Four – A Novella of Horror in 2011. I am also writing the Night Dreams Series with episodes to be released every couple of months. I chose the Horror genre for the first few books, and have plans to write in different genres with short stories, novellas, and novels. I have a column “Ask AJ” which appears in the All Authors Magizine, and I have had short stories published in Dark River Press, The Sirens Call ezine Issue #14 and the anthologies State of Horror Illinois by Charon Coin Press and Concordant Vibrancy by All Authors Publishing.
I have been writing for several years and over that time, many ideas have come to mind. I will test my writing in different genres, with my favorite one being horror. I am currently working on three different projects. “Purgatory”, my first release, is a short story collection based in the horror/macabre genre. It contains 13 short stories that I hope will scare you, make you think, and most of all, entertain you. If it does any of the three, then I feel I have done my job. It was released in October 2011 and should make a nice companion to go along with your Halloween festivities. I feel horror stories should be read at night, in a dark room, with the soft glow of a reading light being your only friend and the only barrier between you and that dark corner of the room; the one you keep glancing at every time you hear a strange noise. In that setting, your mind will let your senses take in your surroundings. Every sound will be magnified, and every shadow will move as you absorb each word delivered to your mind’s eye. That is the best way to enjoy a story of horror, in my opinion. Just food for thought.
This is my first attempt at making my writing ‘official‘. Times have changed and it is easier for the working-man to put his thoughts onto paper and into the fast-moving digital market of eBooks. I will also release print versions of my books. Of my other projects, one will be in the horror genre and the other will be in a totally different field. I may throw you a curve ball with that one.
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~ ALJ ~