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Michael West

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Michael West is the bestselling author of Cinema of Shadows, The Wide Game, Spook House, Skull Full of Kisses, and the critically-acclaimed Legacy of the Gods series. A graduate of Indiana University, with a degree in Telecommunications and Film Theory, West has written a multitude of short stories, articles, and reviews for various on-line and print publications. He lives and works in the Indianapolis area with his wife, their two children, their turtle, Gamera, and their dog, King Seesar.

His children are convinced that spirits move through the woods near their home.

West's short story "Goodnight," published in Wicked Karnival 6, was named Best Horror Short Story of 2005 in the P&E Readers' Poll.


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My final official appearance of 2015 will be at HorrorHound Weekend Indianapolis, September 11-13. Guests include cast members from ALIEN,Scream, Big Trouble in Little China, Silent Night, Deadly Night, and the Nightmare on Elm Street series, including Freddy himself, Robert Englund. I will be signing all of my novels and short fiction collections, including my bestsellers Cinema of Shadows...

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Poseidon’s Children (The Le...
3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 244 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Cinema of Shadows (Harmony,...
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Spook House (Harmony, India...
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The Wide Game (Harmony, Ind...
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 124 ratings — published 2003 — 5 editions
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Skull Full of Kisses
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Hades' Disciples (The Legac...
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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Good Night
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Poseidon's Children (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: Man no longer worships the old gods; forgotten and forsaken, they have become nothing more than myth and legend. But all that is about to change. After the ruins of a vast, ancient civilization are discovered on the ocean floor, Coast Guard officers find a series of derelict ships drifting in the current—high-priced yachts and leaking fishing boats, all ransacked, splattered in blood, their crews missing and presumed dead. And that’s just the beginning. Vacationing artist Larry Neuhaus has just witnessed a gruesome shark attack, a young couple torn apart right before his eyes….at least, he thinks it was a shark. And when one of these victims turns out to be the only son of Roger Hays, the most powerful man in the country, things go from bad to worse. Now, to stop the carnage, Larry and his new-found friends must work together to unravel a mystery as old as time, and face an enemy as dark as the ocean depths.
Cinema of Shadows (Horror)
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Description: Welcome to the Woodfield Movie Palace. The night the Titanic sank, it opened for business…and its builder died in his chair. In the 1950s, there was a fire; a balcony full of people burned to death. And years later, when it became the scene of one of Harmony, Indiana’s most notorious murders, it closed for good. Abandoned, sealed, locked up tight…until now. Tonight, Professor Geoffrey Burke and his Parapsychology students have come to the Woodfield in search of evidence, hoping to find irrefutable proof of a haunting. Instead, they will discover that, in this theater, the terrors are not confined to the screen.
Skull Full of Kisses (Horror)
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Description: Turn the page and enter a world of shadow, as Michael West brings together his most disturbing short stories–twisted tales of forbidden desires and ghoulish deeds, where nightmares manifest in the most mundane and unlikely of places… The basement of a Japanese restaurant, where a seductive creature promises comfort to a lonely hitman, if only he will set her free… A ruined city, where survivors of a natural disaster have become prey to something unnatural… An Indiana farmhouse, where a frightened child attempts to fool the Angel of Death… And the darkest regions of space, where a man fights to protect the woman he loves from invaders only he can see… Ten reasons to lock your doors. Ten reasons to keep the lights on. Ten reasons why you may never sleep again.
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“Well, at least we know they can be killed. It always pisses me off when the monster won't die.”
Michael West, Poseidon’s Children

“The flesh is the clay of the gods. Only the chosen can be sculptors.”
Michael West, Poseidon’s Children

“We regret to inform you that your husband survived two tours in Hell, but was taken down by some pissed off crabs, jacked-up on steroids. Sorry for your loss.”
Michael West, Spook House

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“If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
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“That which is imagined can never be lost.”
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