Gary Val Tenuta




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Gary Val Tenuta

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Having had a life long interest in paranormal phenomena, esoteric lore, the supernatural, occult and ancient mysteries and basically anything that could be squeezed into those categories, it should come as no surprise to anyone who knows me that these same elements would become the fodder for my novels and short stories. I grew up devouring Poe, Lovecraft and Roald Dahl and those writers definitely had a huge influence on me. I wonder if they realize what they've done? Maybe I should dig out my old 1920s-era Ouija board and let them know. Nah. Probably not a good idea.

I'm a book cover designer as well as an author with a degree in Social Psychology. My professional writing career began as a contributing writer for Fate Magazine in the 1990
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ASH: RETURN OF THE BEAST - Review by Drake Morgan, HorrorNovelReviews.com

"There have been countless novels over the decades that somehow include, reference, or are about Aleister Crowley. His dark legacy has fueled fiction and non-fiction alike, much of it retreads the same old ground. Satan; that “book”; evil magic; and so on, have become tired tropes. Gary Val Tenuta’s latest work, Ash: Retur... Read more of this blog post »
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"This was just the kind of book I want it to be. I’ve been interested in occults for sometime; reading, writing and researching about the related topics. So when I came across the synopsis of the book I could not ignore it. Ash: the return of beast..." Read more of this review »
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"There were parts of this book that I liked very much. I liked how we were flipped back and forth between events in the past and the current investigation. I liked that this was a twisted tale that spanned decades before coming to fruition. I liked..." Read more of this review »
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“I think. Therefore, I am. I think."
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I found this written in tiny letters in the grout between the wall tiles above a urinal in a restroom at the University of Washington, circa 1980. I don't know if Descartes would have approved but I thought it was brilliant.”
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