W. D. Gagliani
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About W. D. Gagliani
W.D. Gagliani is the author of the horror/thriller WOLF'S TRAP, a past Bram Stoker Award nominee, as well as the Nick Lupo series WOLF'S GAMBIT, WOLF'S BLUFF, WOLF'S EDGE, WOLF'S CUT, and WOLF'S BLIND, plus the novella WOLF'S DEAL. Gagliani is also the author of the supernatural thriller THE JUDAS HIT and the hard-noir thriller SAVAGE NIGHTS, the collection SHADOWPLAYS, the pulp fantasy novella THE GREAT BELZONI AND THE GAIT OF ANUBIS (two versions), and various holiday-themed short stories such as "The Christmas Wolf," etc.
Gagliani has written numerous short stories published in many anthologies, such as FEARFUL FATHOMS, ROBERT BLOCH'S PSYCHOS, UNDEAD TALES, MORE MONSTERS FROM MEMPHIS, THE MIDNIGHTERS CLUB, etc.
Additionally, the creative team of W.D. Gagliani and David Benton published the novel KILLER LAKE (Deadite Press, 2019), which was nominated in 2020 for both the Splatterpunk Award for Best Novel and the Indie Horror Book Award (Splatterpunk novel). The team of Gagliani and Benton has also published fiction in THE X-FILES: TRUST NO ONE, SPLATTERPUNK: FIGHTING BACK (also translated into Italian), SPLATTERPUNK: PAST INDISCRETIONS, SNAFU: AN ANTHOLOGY OF MILITARY HORROR, SNAFU: WOLVES AT THE DOOR, ZIPPERED FLESH 2, MASTERS OF UNREALITY, DARK PASSIONS: HOT BLOOD 13, and more, including webzines such THE HORROR ZINE and DEAD LINES
Gagliani has also written numerous book reviews, articles, and interviews that have been published in places such as THE MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, CHIZINE, CEMETERY DANCE, HORRORWORLD, PAPERBACK PARADE, CINEMA RETRO, HELLNOTES, FLESH & BLOOD, BOOKPAGE, BOOKLOVERS, THE SCREAM FACTORY, HORROR MAGAZINE, SF CHRONICLE, BARE BONES (first and second version), and others. His work was also published in the Writers Digest book ON WRITING HORROR, THEY BITE!, ZOMBIE WRITING!, and in the Edgar Award-nominated THRILLERS: 100 MUST READS. THE WRITER magazine published his article on writing werewolf epics in October 2011.
His interests include old and new progressive rock, analog synthesizers and his Theremin, weapons, history (and alternate history, secret history, and steampunk), military history, movies, book reviewing, and plain old reading and writing. He is a member of the Horror Writers Association (HWA), the International Thriller Writers (ITW), and the Authors Guild. He lives and writes in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Find him on Facebook and Twitter.
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Edited by the Horror Writers Association (HWA), a worldwide organization of writers and publishing professionals dedicated to promoting dark literature, On Writing Horror includes exclusive information and guidance from 58 of the biggest names in horror writing to give you the inspiration you need to start scaring and exciting readers and editors. You'll discover comprehensive instruction such as:
• The art of crafting visceral violence, from Jack Ketchum
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• Tips for avoiding one of the biggest death knells in horror writingpredicable clichésfrom Ramsey Campbell
• How to use character and setting to stretch the limits of credibility, from Mort Castle
With On Writing Horror, you can unlock the mystery surrounding classic horror traditions, revel in the art and craft of writing horror, and find out exactly where the genre is going next. Learn from the best, and you could be the next best-selling author keeping readers up all night long.
Soldiers fight to survive.
They fight each other, and they fight the demons inside.
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Featuring some of the best writers working in the field today.
Jonathan Maberry, Greig Beck and James A Moore lead the way, with a contingent of emerging authors to back them up.
Fight or die.
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In the blackest night or under the full moon, danger is lurking.
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Against the backdrop of an untamed wilderness or the dark depths of the city, the ultimate clash between the forces of man and nature rages on.
Whether battling the monster within or a war around them – these soldiers may find the cost could prove too great.
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Neil Kloster * Mark Clodi * Richard Lee Byers * Joe McKinney * Jason S. Hornsby * Rie Sheridan Rose * Christian Jensen * Mainak Dhar * JD Gillam * Mark Justice * Michael D. Griffiths * Dane Hatchell * T.S. Charles * David Moody * Todd Brown * Craig DiLouie * Lee Pletzers * Andy Taylor * Kevin Coryell * Brent Abell * Sharon M. White * Kelly M. Hudson * Chantal Boudreau * Carole Gill * Marissa Farrar * Tim Waggoner * W.D. Gagliani * David Lee Summers * Lou Antonelli * Shawn M. Riddle * Keith Gouveia * Ian DG Sandusky * Tony Monchinski * David Dunwoody * DA Chaney * Adam Millard * Thomas Scopel * Jeremiah Coe * Jasper Bark * Ray Wallace * Eric S. Brown * Blaze McRob * Kate Madison * Armand Rosamilia
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You know it's gonna be one killer party...NOMINATED FOR THE SPLATTERPUNK AWARD (2020, Best Novel) and for the INDIE HORROR BOOK AWARDS (SPLATTERPUNK)!
"[Killer Lake] was awesome...if you're a fan of Edward Lee and Richard Laymon you may really, really dig this book!"
--Paperback Mania (YouTube review)
"Rosemary's Baby meets Texas Chainsaw Massacre! Deadly rituals, a secret coven and a cavalcade of unclad co-eds. Killer Lake is a devil of a good time!"
--John Everson, author of Nightwhere, The Devil's Equinox, and Covenant
"Many of the classic tropes and archetypes--jocks, sluts, the nice girl, the rich boy, the bad boy, the misfit, the alcoholic wreck of a professor, the bumbling country cop--are well-represented, but with some surprising twists... Entertaining, fast-paced, splattery, shameless, lowbrow and delightfully trashy. I read the whole thing in one day..."
--Christine Morgan in The Horror Fiction Review
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