J.W. Donley

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Joe 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.

Joe’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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"This horror anthology has something for everyone. Authors from a Discord group called Howl Society banded together to create these 16 short stories and I will for sure be joining the group.

I have two favorites.

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"A pretty great collection of stories from authors specifically chosen because they're new to the scene. It struck me how well the stories were written as there were opportunities for corners to be cut and in each case they weren't. Oftentimes the end" Read more of this review »
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" Curtis wrote: "Am I wrong in thinking the only good parts were the ones from the psycho boyfriend's POV?"

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If you love the pessimism and nihilism of Thomas Ligotti but want something a touch more edgy, this is the book for you.

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Laird Barron
“I used to write as an escape. There’s no escape. There’s just me sending my voice into the dark, waiting for an echo." – Laird Barron”
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“I am better off than he is,—for he knows nothing, and thinks that he knows; I neither know nor think that I know.”
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“If you ever start taking things too seriously, just remember that we are talking monkeys on an organic spaceship flying through the universe.”
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