Jack Ketchum





Jack Ketchum

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Jack Ketchum is the pseudonym for a former actor, singer, teacher, literary agent, lumber salesman, and soda jerk -- a former flower child and baby boomer who figures that in 1956 Elvis, dinosaurs and horror probably saved his life. His first novel, Off Season, prompted the Village Voice to publicly scold its publisher in print for publishing violent pornography. He personally disagrees but is perfectly happy to let you decide for yourself. His short story The Box won a 1994 Bram Stoker Award from the HWA, his story Gone won again in 2000 -- and in 2003 he won Stokers for both best collection for Peaceable Kingdom and best long fiction for Closing Time. He has written eleven novels, the latest of which are Red, Ladies' Night, and The Lost. ...more


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The Stanley Hotel


The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado is (in)famous for being the hotel that inspired the Overlook Hotel in Stephen King’s book,The Shining.


What better place for a writer’s retreat?


Jack will be attending next year (plan ahead!), from October 22-25, 2015.


Details to emerge on their Facebook Page.



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“Black coffee’s a lot like whiskey, you know? All devil and no trimmin’s. Always liked my sins pure and take it as it comes.”
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