The world is my oyster and I came to claim the fucking pearl
– Carl Hose
Those are my words. The concept isn’t original but the phrasing is. I appreciate every breath I take. I have a beautiful family and a great career. In other words, I’m claiming the pearl.
I am the author of the anthologies Deadtown and Other Tales of Horror Set in the Old West, Weird Horror and Other B-Grade Tales, Fematales, Fematales Supernatural, Dead Horizon, the zombie novella Dead Rising, and the erotic anthology Pornocopia. My work has appeared in many horror anthologies and magazines, including Cold Storage (which I co-edited), Peep Show, Deathgrip: It Came from the Cinema, Deathgrip: Exit Laughing, Champagne Shivers, Tentacles, Butcher Knives and Body Counts, Through the Eyes of the Undead, Silver Moon, Bloody Bullets, Vicious Verses and Reanimated Rhymes, Writer’s Journal, and Lighthouse Digest magazine. I am also editor and publisher of the Dark Light anthology to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
These days I spend my creative energy writing songs and screenplays, with some occasional poetry thrown in for good measure. Songs and screenplays are a lot alike. They’re both highly structured art forms that require you to have skill and passion to produce successful results, and neither of them is complete in written form. A song isn’t complete until somebody records it, and a screenplay isn’t complete until somebody shoots it. Still, somebody has to write them, and that’s where I come in. That’s the part I enjoy most of all.
Love and thanks to:
My wife Marcee for unconditional love and the happiness she brings me.
My kids: Nick, Haley, Seth, Ethan, Caleb, and Ireland for the joy they bring to my life.
All of you who pay attention to the things I do.