J.W. Donley

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JW lives with his wife and son in the Pacific Northwest where the Cascade Mountains meet the Salish Sea. He enjoys writing in the weird, horror, and fantasy genres.

Growing up he enjoyed R. L. Stine’s Goosebumps books as well as classics like Dune, and Lord of the Rings. In college he discovered Stephen King, and later Mark Danielewski’s House of Leaves and authors like Clive Barker and Laird Barron.

JW's short story, ‘Gustav Floats’, was published in Dim Shores Presents Volume 2. In the spring of 2021 his story, ‘The Pigeon Lied’ comes out in Howls From Hell.
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"Mothman! I dug the brutal places this book took me. Pure cryptid fun, this one."
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Crossroads of Twilight by Robert Jordan
"I keep saying that these have no action until the last 10% but this one missed the last 10% and has 0 action until the very last page.

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Not as good as volume 1, but still worth of a read. Moving on to volume 3!
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