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About Alex Azar
Alex Azar is an award winning author bred, born, and raised in New Jersey. He had aspirations beyond his humble beginnings, goals that would take him to the skyscrapers of Metropolis and the alleys of Gotham. Alex was going to be a superhero. Then one tragic day, tragedy tragically struck. He remembered he wasn't an orphan and by law would only be able to become a sidekick. Circumstances preventing him from achieving his dream, Alex's mind fractured and he now spends his nights writing about the darkest horrors that plague the recesses of his twisted mind and black heart. His days are filled being the dutiful sidekick the law requires him to be, until he can one day be the hero the world (or at least New Jersey) needs.
Alex was first published in 2010, and he's since published over a dozen short stories, including his award winning collection "Nightmare Noir." Alex is a two time winner of the Preditors & Editors Best Horror Short Story of the year. Alex lives with his wife and their two cats, Leonidas and Miles Davis.
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Have you heard of the breathtaking phantom of the old oak tree?
Or the ancient horror that prowls the hotels of New Orleans?
Do you know the tragic story of the woman who haunts the abandoned mine?
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Or the truth of what that doctor really did to his patients?
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Inhuman beauties who kill to protect their lovers…
Lonely spirits that lure children to a cold world under the snow…
Repentant mothers hellbent on resurrecting children long lost…
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Old gods who weave webs of nightmares to reveal horrific truths…
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