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William Cook

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William Cook was born and raised in New Zealand and is the author of the popular Psychological Thriller, 'Blood Related.' He is also the author of two non-fiction books: 'Gaze Into The Abyss: The Poetry of Jim Morrison' and 'Secrets of Best-Selling Self-Published Authors.'

He has also written many short stories that have appeared in anthologies and has authored two short-story collections ('Dreams of Thanatos' & 'Death Quartet') and two collections of poetry ('Journey: the search for something' & 'Corpus Delicti'). William writes Psychological Thrillers mostly, but also dabbles in Horror Fiction and, more recently, Non-Fiction.

He is currently hard at work on a sequel to his Psychological Thriller, 'Blood Related,' a second volume of
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Recently I had the pleasure of talking with fellow New Zealand author, Lee Murray. She asked questions - I responded, oh yes, that's right, it was an interview! And here it is (please make sure to check out Lee's great blog and subscribe). Thanks for reading.
Welcome William! Give us your personal definition of horror. How would you describe it: blood curdling spatter, or through the looking gla... Read more of this blog post »
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Blood Related

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Devil Inside

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CREEP

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One Way Ticket

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“It's safe to say that 'Horror,' as a fictional genre, has claim to it's own canon. There is a definite history that can be traced back to the origins of human language, both orally and written, and now multimedia based. We at this point, have access to the full gambit of 'genre' Horror in all its hybrid forms (electronically at least). Sub-genres ensure that Horror can and will multiply in its complexities and evolve along with human fears.”
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“He began to lose weight and slowly slipped back into”
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“I watched the sun going down all red and bloody like an engorged eye staring over the top of the black hills. I felt my body, mind, and soul, merge as my own plans began to ferment in my brain.”
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“Everything you can imagine is real.”
Pablo Picasso

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”
Albert Einstein

“Reality continues to ruin my life.”
Bill Watterson, The Complete Calvin and Hobbes

“As any psychiatrist will tell you, it is a fact of life, a psychological home truth, that every human being from Mother Teresa to Jack the Ripper operates from the same basic needs, using the same basic defenses, and accessing the same basic pool of emotions as every other human being. Deep down below the surface, we all want to be safe, we all want to be loved, and we all want to be respected. (15)”
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“Fears of the future [are] almost always rooted in the past. (175)”
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Simon Thanks for looking me up, William.


William Cook A. R. wrote: "William, thanks for the add!"

Thankyou A.R. - have a great weekend.


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A.R. William, thanks for the add!


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