Norman Prentiss


Bio

NORMAN PRENTISS is the author of LIFE IN A HAUNTED HOUSE and ODD ADVENTURES WITH YOUR OTHER FATHER (A Kindle Scout Selection), and he won the 2010 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Long Fiction for INVISIBLE FENCES, published by Cemetery Dance (www.cemeterydance.com). He also won a 2009 Stoker for his short story, "In the Porches of My Ears," published in POSTSCRIPTS 18. Other publications include THE BOOK OF BABY NAMES, THE FLESHLESS MAN, FOUR LEGS IN THE MORNING, THE HALLOWEEN CHILDREN (written with Brian James Freeman), and THE NARRATOR (written with Michael McBride), with story appearances in BLACK STATIC, DARK SCREAMS, BLOOD LITE 3, BEST HORROR OF THE YEAR, THE YEAR'S BEST DARK FANTASY AND HORROR, and in four editions of the SHIVERS anthology series. His poetry has appeared in WRITER ONLINE, SOUTHERN POETRY REVIEW, Baltimore's CITY PAPER, and A SEA OF ALONE: POEMS FOR ALFRED HITCHCOCK.

Visit him online at www.normanprentiss.com.

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The Space Visitor (LIFE IN A HAUNTED HOUSE Tie-in #3) Norman Prentiss

This previously unpublished story, an anonymous “novelization” of a movie written and directed by Bud “Budget” Preston, was scheduled to appear in issue 103 of MONSTER PROJECT magazine. I uncovered the story as I was researching my forthcoming novel, LIFE IN A HAUNTED HOUSE, which fictionalizes elements of Preston's life and filmography. "The Space Visitor" recreates the strange dialogue and surreal low-budget images of Preston's only science-fiction film, in a self-contained, 9,000 word story. Watch for more tie-in stories, and the full-length LIFE IN A HAUNTED HOUSE novel!

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Queer Panics: A Collection of Gay-Themed Horror Stories Norman Prentiss

Bram Stoker Award-winning author Norman Prentiss offers a queer collection of five horror tales, including the never-before-published story, "Panic." -- "The Shell (A Zombie Approximation)" - a meditation on love and grief, with hints of decay . . . -- "Interval" - as family members await terrible news, a sinister presence feeds on their fear . . . -- "The Transfer Student" - an inexperienced teacher advises a student who struggles with his sexuality . . . but things are not always as they appear -- "The Well-Adjusted Child" - a modern variation on the changeling myth, as a gay couple's son is transformed by homophobia . . . -- "Panic" (never before published!) - a shared night in a haunted house isn't the best place to begin a romance . . .

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The Lake Monster (LIFE IN A HAUNTED HOUSE Tie-in #2) Norman Prentiss

This previously unpublished story, an anonymous “novelization” of a movie written and directed by Bud “Budget” Preston, was scheduled to appear in issue 102 of MONSTER PROJECT magazine. I uncovered the story as I was researching my forthcoming novel, LIFE IN A HAUNTED HOUSE, which fictionalizes elements of Preston's life and filmography. "The Lake Monster" recreates the strange dialogue and surreal images of Preston's low-budget monster film, in a self-contained, 9,000 word story. Watch for more tie-in stories, and the full-length LIFE IN A HAUNTED HOUSE novel!

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The Dungeon of Count Verlock (LIFE IN A HAUNTED HOUSE Tie-in #1) Norman Prentiss

This previously unpublished story, an anonymous “novelization” of a movie written and directed by Bud “Budget” Preston, was scheduled to appear in issue 101 of MONSTER PROJECT magazine. I uncovered the story as I was researching my forthcoming novel, LIFE IN A HAUNTED HOUSE, which fictionalizes elements of Preston's life and filmography. "The Dungeon of Count Verlock" recreates the strange dialogue and haunting low-budget images of Preston's only vampire film, in a self-contained, 9,000 word story. Watch for more tie-in stories, and the full-length LIFE IN A HAUNTED HOUSE novel!

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In the Best Stories...and other Uneasy Horrors Norman Prentiss

A mini-collection of four unsettling tales by Norman Prentiss: -- "Glue Traps" - an amateur exterminator gets caught in his own trap . . . -- "In the Porches of My Ears" (Bram Stoker Award-winner for Superior Achievement in Short Fiction) - an overheard conversation in a movie theater has far-reaching effects on a couple's relationship . . . -- "In the Best Stories..." - a father chooses the wrong bedtime story to read to his daughter . . . -- "Four Legs in the Morning" - a young faculty member visits an isolated cabin to continue work on his scholarly project . . . and he uncovers the monstrous truth behind an ancient riddle. This book concludes with an "Afterword" from the author, offering detailed and honest insights into the composition and publication of each story.

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