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Israel Finn

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King, McCammon, Koontz, Matheson, Bradbury, Finney, among others.

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Israel Finn is the author of Dreaming At the Top of My Lungs, and a winner of the 80th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Story Competition.

He is a horror, suspense, and speculative fiction writer who's had a life-long love affair with books, weaned on the likes of Kurt Vonnegut, Ray Bradbury, and Richard Matheson, and later discovering Robert McCammon, Dean Koontz, F. Paul Wilson, Dan Simmons, Ramsey Campbell, and Stephen King, as well as several others.

Israel lives in southern California.

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Israel Finn I'm going to give a non-traditional answer to this question. My favorite fictional couple is not romantic, but yet is tied together inexorably. It is…moreI'm going to give a non-traditional answer to this question. My favorite fictional couple is not romantic, but yet is tied together inexorably. It is Dr. Frankenstein and his creature. There is a God-vs-man aspect surrounding the man and the "monster", and the fact that the creator forsakes his creation is fodder for an epic tale of love loss, betrayal, and extreme heartache. (less)
Israel Finn The best way to deal with writer's block is to write. Write anything. A to-do list, free association, whatever. Eventually, inspiration will take hold…moreThe best way to deal with writer's block is to write. Write anything. A to-do list, free association, whatever. Eventually, inspiration will take hold and you'll be off to the races.(less)
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I was highlighted in Scream Magazine

“The standouts for me are: The Pipe by Israel Finn. I read a short story collection by Finn earlier this year and instantly fell in love with his imagination and storytelling voice. It was a treat to see his name in this collection and I was not surprised I enjoyed his story.”Sadie Hartmann (Mother Horror)


Many thanks to Sadie and Scream Magazine.


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Israel Finn Vanda wrote: "Hi Israel, I'm just allowing myself an hour to explore Goodreads and I recognised your name from following you on Twitter for some time. Thought I'd take a look at your author page here. It's great..."
Hi Vanda! Thanks for reaching out! Hope you enjoy the book, and the best to you in the new year!


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Vanda Denton Hi Israel, I'm just allowing myself an hour to explore Goodreads and I recognised your name from following you on Twitter for some time. Thought I'd take a look at your author page here. It's great. I see you like Dean Koontz and I do too. That you write speculative fiction, amongst others, which I do. I have your book Dreaming at the Top of My Lungs on my 'To Read' list. The title is fascinating. Hope both writing and marketing are going well for you.
Does this add names?
Just in case: Vanda Denton @vinctalin


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